ARTreach offers a monthly Expressive Arts Retreat open to the community facilitated by Lorena Fernandez M.A.
Expressive arts therapy uses various arts- movement, drawing, painting, sculpting, music, writing, sound, and improvisation - in a supportive setting to facilitate growth and healing. It is a process of discovering ourselves through any art form that comes from an emotional depth.
The last Wednesday of Every month,
from 10am to 1pm.
Next date: February 25 2009
$42 per person
Sign up on line at www.lfcreative.com
or contact Lorena at L.Fernandez@artreachonline.org
What to bring:
Something to write, a notebook, a
snack, comfortable clothes that you
won't mind getting dirty.
The beautiful Katy location
1016 FM 1463
Katy, Tx 77494
This retreat could be helpful:
To reconnect with your creative impulse
To express your feelings through art media
To explore your mind in an open-ended way
To energize your ability to think outside the box
To discover layers of your inner world
I received this question from an artist friend:
Lorena, My first instinct is to come to the workshop but I am under the impression that it is for beginning artists. Help me understand what this is about...
It has nothing to do with artistic skill or experience at all. It is about exploring creativity and imagination with the help of tangible things, such as art materials, but it includes music, sound, movement...
The purpose of the workshop is to stimulate the finding and expressing of personal insights hidden in the non verbal, and then add words to that. It is intense imaginative play for grownups only, 18 and up.
The artistic object that comes out from each activity could be a good initial idea to be developed further later in the studio, for artists. Writers get exciting ideas for poems and other writings.
People who do not consider themselves artists usually come away with powerful insights into their own behavior in the world.
The workshop is also very useful in helping anyone release unwanted feelings, such as stress, anxiety, anger, sadness etc. by giving those emotions a tangible shape and by putting words to that representation in a non judgmental, non competitive atmosphere.
Aside from that, it is a nice opportunity to meet very interesting people.