One way of coping with a lack of connection in this challenging time is by creating art, even if you have never considered yourself artistic. Shifting our focus away from the finished product to the process of creation frees us to enter a flow with the art materials and express emotions that may be difficult to verbalize. The instructor will act as a guide and resource, providing structure and space for you to explore your own process. Appropriate for established artists, beginners, and everyone in between.
Suggested supplies include thick white paper (preferably watercolor or mixed media paper, 9 x 12 inches or larger, although regular printer paper is adequate), and drawing implements such as oil pastels, colored pencils, colored markers, or crayons. If you do not have art materials, a few complementary supplies can be delivered to you prior to the workshop - please request supplies by email or phone when registering for the workshop.
This workshop is limited to six Village members or volunteers. Please RSVP to info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.orgor 707-776-6055 for the meeting link. One on one sessions are also available upon request at no cost.
Important: Workshops may be cancelled if we do not have enough participants registered in advance. When you register, you are added to the attendance list of ONE workshop. If you would like to attend another workshop, please email or call in again to register in order to prevent the workshop from being cancelled.
Dana Goldstein is a graduate student in art therapy at Notre Dame de Namur University. She has a passion for both creating art and facilitating artistic expression in others. In addition, she is the daughter of the Village Network of Petaluma co-founder, Anne Greenblatt. (Note: this workshop does not provide art therapy, as the facilitator is not yet licensed to do so; it is intended as an opportunity to create art in a facilitated group.)