Workshops and Programs
ART ALONG THE WAY
IMAGINE - EXPRESS - CREATE
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
COMMUNITY ART ACTIVIST
HAVE FUN! **
BASIC SUPPLIES PROVIDED **
EXPERIENCE SOMETHING NEW **
SUPPORTS ATTITUDES OF RECOVERY **
SHARE IN A SUPPORTIVE AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT **
NO TALENT/NO WORRIES: LEARN TO UNLEASH YOUR
INNER ARTIST **
ADD TO YOUR TOOLS: CREATING ART IS HEALING AND
HEALTH PROMOTING **
EMBRACE A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, EXPRESSION,
AND TRANSFORMATION **
The Artist in Each of Us Philosophy
Engaging the Creative Process
As a Compliment to Treatment
Expanding Awareness of Self and Surroundings
Creating Something Meaningful
Principles and Elements of Design
The Great Masters: A Hands-On Approach
Imagery & Symbolism
Ceramic Tile Collage
Artist Trading Cards
Creative Life Visioning
Expressive Drawing & Painting
Creating Painted Pages
Fabric Painting & Dyeing
3-D art & Sculpture
POINTS FOR CONSIDERATION
1. A typical one-day workshop takes about 2.5 hours to complete. One-day workshops are not suitable for all
creative projects but are a great way to introduce a topic of interest such as collage, mandalas, poetry, creative
lettering, and give participants a taste of what art and creativity can do.
2. There is also the option of holding a workshop over a series of 1-hour sessions which allows more time for
experimentation, personal art making, and community building. A workshop series requires about 6 sessions a
nd can culminate in an exhibit of participants creations. This type of format covers one specific creative topic at
a time and sessions work best if held over consecutive weeks. Most projects can be set up as a workshop series.
3. Workshops typically begin with a short presentation of some interesting information relative to the topic and
then a period of hands-on creating.
4. An additional 30 minutes set-up and 30 minutes clean-up time is needed.
5. For a one-day workshop or workshop series it is helpful to know how many people plan on attending. To start
with, a group size of 10 – 15 participants is preferred. This number allows me to provide individual attention as
needed. I am willing to adjust if the workshops gain popularity.
6. If there is interest, I would also entertain the idea of developing an open-studio type of set up where people
could drop in during a specified time-frame. Creative stations could be set up i.e. a collage area, a coloring
pages area, a craft project area etc. and people could come and go as they like.
7. I also have the idea of hosting a “meet the artist” type of event where I could set up a schedule of local artists
to come in to show some of their work, speak about their process and what inspires them as well as answer
questions. Perhaps light refreshments could be provided. I find creativity begets creativity and meeting other artists
helps inspire. I also believe in the power of community and supporting what other people are doing.
8. I am able to tailor workshops to fit most needs and budgets. Workshops can be held that are cost conscious
and I have learned through my own experience that art and creativity don’t need to be expensive.
ART WITHOUT END
A specially formatted comprehensive
creative journey that transpires over the course of 12 months.
Group classes take place bi-weekly.
Individual mentoring provided.
The course is based on the core creative principles of Art Without End which are: Begin, Open, Allow, Flow, Discover, Continue, and Illuminate.
Class sizes can range from 6 - 12 participants.
Participants receive an Art Without End course guidebook.
Participants will receive a sketchbook, visual journal, and an art supply tool box and a variety of art making media.
Ability to earn additional art supply incentives.
No previous artistic ability required. Individuals can build on any previous knowledge or learn new skills.
A variety of creative approaches will be explored including: drawing, painting, collage, poetry, and visual journaling.
Supportive and encouraging environment.
Course culminates in a student art exhibit.