HEY SHAUNA ART THERAPY WORKSHOPS
PATCHWORK, VISIBLE MENDING & AUTONOMY
We will explore ideas around “visible mending” as a metaphor for recognizing our wounds, strengthening our understanding of our needs, and supporting (and reinforcing) our capacities to repair and connect …and find our voices. Patchwork as a feminist act.
We will be creating personal and collaborative projects with an assortment of textiles, nature objects, traditional and non-traditional art materials.
WALKING, FORAGING & WEAVING
This workshop will be partly outside, and partly in. We’ll start by wandering & foraging together in Stanley Park (in and around English Bay and Second Beach), and then we’ll gather with our found nature bits and other yarns and materials from my studio – and create our own weavings together, in a lovely indoor location at the edge of Stanley Park. Tea is provided.
As the days get longer (and the sun sets later!) I’ll be holding these workshops completely outdoors …and we’ll be weaving on the beach together as we watch the sun go down! It’s beeeaaauutiful.
INTRO TO ART THERAPY & CREATIVE PROCESS
This group will give participants an experiential introduction to the practice and theory of art therapy – and to an assortment of different art materials and ways of using them, both individually and collaboratively.
PLEASE NOTE: This group is for women 35 years +.
This is a space to discuss, consider and make art around our experiences of aging. And all of the sometimes unsettling, sometimes liberating, and sometimes curious parts of that.
We will get into ways of accessing and supporting a creative process –personally and within a group, through tactile and process-grounded exploration of materials. And we’ll share two hours together, creating, laughing, maybe crying (because… well, Menopause), and mucking about with art materials.
This is a group that I will be running on the regular. Where we can continue to explore, create, and support each other. Please consider purchasing a punch card (for a reduced fee) and coming regularly ….because, community! And women supporting women!!
TEXTILES & MAP-MAKING
We’ll be exploring map-making with a variety of different materials and applications.
We’ll talk a bit about different types of maps and ways of “mapping” …both in terms of the familiar experiences that most of us have had with maps, and also broadening that to include some maybe less familiar and creative approaches to creating our own maps.
Maybe we want to record what we’ve done, where we’ve been…where we want to go. Or maybe our map will be more about seeing what unfolds while we ponder a certain relationship in our lives, or experiences we’ve had. Or maybe it’s a map to a treasure, or to the corner store. We’ll have the opportunity to explore several different materials, processes, and conversations around maps – and how we move around, negotiate space, and document all of that.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a 3-week workshop series.
In this series we’ll be working on two mapping projects that we’ll revisit and add to each week. One paper-based, and one fabric-based.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore several different art materials and processes, and we’ll talk a bit about maps in general …what sorts of information they hold, what expectations we have of them, how they’re used, how they’re made, who makes them.
NOTE: You can use your punch card for this series (equal to three “punches”).
SINGLE WORKSHOP $45
PUNCH CARD (BUNDLE OF 5) WORKSHOPS $175
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DATES NOT FITTING YOUR SCHEDULE?
If you’re interested in one of my workshops but I never seem to be hosting it on a day/time that works for you – let me know! I keep lists for exactly this sort of thing, and am happy to try to work with your schedule.
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