This workshop will introduce you to art journaling as a form of self-care but also a creative, fun, and personally meaningful way to express and to explore yourself.
Over the 4 workshop sessions, participants will explore how to express and explore themselves and their feelings in an art journal. This will include learning various therapeutic art making techniques, how art materials can affect the personal/emotional content of their art, how to inspire creative expression, and ways in which they can engage with their artworks meaningfully through the inclusion of text and self reflection.
Participants do not need to have any artistic ability, but they will need to supply their own materials and a journal to work in. A journal can be almost anything- an actual journal with white or lined paper in it, a binder with paper put in, a homemade binded book, and old book that they can glue stuff in and cover the pages with art. Some art material suggestions- coloured pencil crayons, markers/ sharpies, oil and soft pastels, charcoal, watercolour paint, acrylic paint, brushes, magazines, scissors, glue, fancy paper or fabric, old photos, etc.
Date and Time
Saturday, April 17th 10:30-12
Saturday, April 24th 10:30-12
Saturday, May 1st 10:30-12
Saturday, May 8th 10:30-12
Samantha Abdallah, MA is an art therapist and psychotherapist who splits her professional time between her private practice and her work as an art therapist at a high school. She believes that every individual is innately full of the potential to heal themselves, face their problems, and find peace in their lives. Using a creative and eclectic approach, she works to provide a supportive, non-judgemental, and collaborative environment for her clients. She encourages her clients to think and work outside of the box using creativity, an openness of heart and mind, and curiosity.