COMMUNITY ART MAKING
Working artistically at a community level can have powerful effects. The more people that are involved, the more varied and creative the end product can be. Creating art together offers opportunities for healing, sharing ideas, creating new relationships, and experiencing new points of view. Long lasting effects are felt when the art created together remains in a public place were community members can see the results of their work and new people are exposed to it. It offers the opportunity for a community to come together and strengthen their ties by working together and leaving something beautiful behind as a testament to their work.
ART THERAPY FOR CHILDREN
When kids are struggling it can be really hard to know what to do as they are still too young to process their feelings. Art making is a safe way to provide an outlet for frustration, sadness, or other complicated feelings without having to explain what might be wrong when they themselves don't understand. Kids naturally work these things out through play and art. Through their work, we gain insights into what they are struggling with and how we can better support them. Art therapy with kids helps soothe anxiety and build self-esteem.
You can organize your own art therapy group with a minimum of 5 people but programs can also be custom created for much larger groups / teams of people as well. Groups can either run for a period of time (weekly for 4-6 weeks for example) to deepen the experience or can happen just once as an add on to an existing event / conference. Art created can be a groups testament to their participation in events or how they feel about a particular subject. If you would like to explore opportunities or ideas for your group, please reach out for a fee consult.