Last night I facilitated an Art Healing Grief workshop in my hometown of Ossining. We had 7 participants join and it was a great experience!
I went over how to use the materials and showed them some different ways of making marks that they could use to express themselves. While some were initially afraid of “making a mistake,” everyone was able to push through that fear and dive into the act of making. It was less about making something perfect and more about letting the act of painting heal you and allow you to express yourself without words in a safe space.
At the end everyone shared what the experience felt like and what their paintings expressed. Overall, I think they enjoyed themselves, and I hope they left feeling at peace and confident enough to pick up a brush again and paint their feelings at home if they so desire! I only wish I had remembered to take more pictures before it was over.
If you are interested in doing a workshop or event that involves making art with the goal of relaxation and healing you can inquire at Caitlin.firstname.lastname@example.org.