CREATIVITY AND EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOPS
Art Over Fear
Sometimes it can be hard to accept and unfurl our own creativity. Shadowy doubts, coupled with other people’s comments--or their seeming indifference, can make us believe that creativity is for other people, but not for us.
In this hands-on workshop, we’ll work with these questions and more, individually and as a group:
Collage as a Courage Tool
Collages are powerful metaphors for helping people who have experienced trauma begin to thrive.
Making a collage involves taking papers or other materials that might seem insignificant or be discarded, and turning them into something interesting or beautiful.
All are welcome in this workshop—no artistic ability is necessary. Participants will explore how elements like color, texture, and words create visual meaning, and make small collages that represent positive change and growth. They will also consider the power of being creative and silly, and how collage-making and other creative ventures can enhance well-being.
Embodying the Light
Years ago, Deidra Razzaque created a WOW Family for herself. This “family” is comprised of singers, visual artists, writers, and community activists whom she envisions as an accepting, encouraging family, saying, “Wow, that’s amazing! Go for it!” regarding her creative endeavors.
Which artists feel like kindred spirits to you? You may be drawn to people whose styles and techniques you’d like to emulate. And you might gravitate towards people who create in very different ways from you. Perhaps you are inspired by their perspectives and a shared sense of the impact you want your art to have in the world.
In this hands-on workshop, participants will work together to explore where they find inspiration, and how they can best utilize it. Individually, participants will begin creating a “WOW Family” equivalent that meets their own heart’s yearning. They will leave with visual encouragement that illuminates their creative path.
INTERCULTURAL AWARENESS WORKSHOPS
MINDFULNESS and SELF-CARE