“Loss and creativity are two essential parts of the human experience, and when we experience loss personally, creativity might just be the best way out” Dr. Shelley Carson, a lecturer at Harvard University and author of “Your Creative Brain, Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life.”
Everyone has the capacity to be creative. Creativity can mean something different to every individual. We often think of creativity as painting or singing or writing, but creativity can be found in every aspect of our lives, from how we tie a scarf to how we arrange food on a plate.
Creating art can have measurable physiological results, such as reducing stress, improving the immune system, and easing physical and emotional pain. Art gives a voice and language to emotions, feelings, and behaviors. Tapping into our creative energy can help us to feel more alive, gain inner wisdom and be more present in the moment.
In this workshop, participants will express feelings and emotions through painting, collage, and writing. You will be guided to mix words with paint and collage in order to find a place of healing and contemplation and hopefully a little peace of mind. No painting or writing experience is required. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to follow your intuition and be willing to get a little messy (both physically and metaphorically).