Discover Art Therapy Open Studio
April 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$20.00
Making art can have powerful and lasting effects on our psychological health, physical well-being, and social connection. Open studio art therapy is one of the many approaches to mental health that utilize the creative process to help people explore self-expression, connect to oneself and others, and to build resilience and wellness. No previous art experience or skills are required.
What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. It combines traditional talk therapy with artmaking to embrace the creative aspect of self-awareness and expression. The goal of the therapy is to help the person explore and express unconscious material that is often difficult to articulate in words, to address emotional issues, to lessen distress, and to regain and sustain a sense of well-being. The creative processes access the unlimited potential of the individual. Creative sources, facilitate healing, change, and clarify life situations. Simple creative activities such as drawing, painting, collaging, and sculpting serve as healing modalities, readily available to anyone at any point in life.
What is Open Studio? Open studio is one of the approaches to art therapy that emphasizes the individual creative process in a group setting. As opposed to other approaches, the open studio art-making process is not instructed by the facilitator; instead, the therapist is engaged in his/her artmaking alongside the participants. The open studio approach consists of three steps: forming a clear intention, artmaking and witnessing the created art. In the process of image-making, you will be invited to explore various art materials and their applications with the gentle guidance of the facilitator.
About Elena Kolnik, Art Therapist, DTATI: I am an artist, professional art therapist and psychotherapist in private practice. I have over 14 years of experience in providing mental health services to clients with diverse backgrounds and various concerns to support individual psychological wellbeing. For the past few years, I have devoted my practice to working with clients who cannot verbalize their feelings due to developmental and cognitive disabilities, brain injury, and other debilitating conditions. My past and present clients. For more information please refer to my website: www.art-i-culated.com
Date: Saturday April 24th
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Please note that during class mask-wearing and social distancing will be required for the duration of the class. We appreciate your understanding.
- April 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Drawing & Painting, Health & Wellness
- Baxter Arts Centre
3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario Canada