Art & Wellness Workshop Series

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Art & Wellness Workshop Series

February 21 March 27

Art & Wellness Workshops

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO REGISTER: We’re having technical difficulties and would be glad to take your registration by email or phone. Email manager@cowichanvalleyartscouncil.ca or call 250.746.1633

Interactive sample sessions with experienced instructors. Not just for artists.

Each session covers a different modality: poetry, music, visual arts/crafts, a learning game, mandalas & circle dance. Art has been serving human well-beings since time immemorial – & research consistently proves the arts are key to physical, mental, emotional & social health.

These sessions are suitable for those trying these activities for the first time, & others with moderate experience. While there are lots of opportunities for creativity, the sessions are definitely not just for artists! People of all skill levels & interests will enjoy the sessions & bring home learning you can use right away.

The Art & Wellness Workshops series is made possible through a Community Health Grant from Island Health. All sessions take place in the Cowichan Valley Arts Council, in the Cowichan Community Centre.

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO REGISTER: We’re having technical difficulties and would be glad to take your registration by email or phone.

Email manager@cowichanvalleyartscouncil.ca or call 250.746.1633

Writing Poetry for Wholeness – SOLD OUT

Seasoned Instructor & Poet, Richard Osler, shares this generative poetry workshop about the art of writing as a gentle path to healing, exploration & expression. In Richard’s session, everyone discovers, that yes, you can write poetry.

Instructor: Richard Osler

 

Guided Imagery & Music – TICKETS AVAILABLE

Feb. 23, 10 am-noon: Credentialed Music Therapist, Maryanne Burrows guides participants through an introductory session & explains how & why music enhances wellness & healing.

Instructor: Maryanne Burrows. Learn more about Maryanne & Music Therapy on her website Embe Music.

Super Doll – SOLD OUT

Mar. 7, 10 am – Noon: With Artist & Art Therapist Stefanie Denz. Using simple techniques, you’ll create a unique doll. Through a process of steps, you’ll discover the special supporting qualities of your doll & other insights. Stefani’s workshops help participants to, “Listen to your inner wisdom to build a life that is personally fulfilling, shows leadership, & is supported by your inherent strengths.”

Instructor: Stefanie Denz. Learn more about Stefani & see her artistic works on her website.

Reconciliation Game – TICKETS AVAILABLE

Mar. 8, 10 am-noon: Artist James Darin Corbiere has been a police officer & a teacher. He first created the Reconciliation Game to help students understand Reconciliation. Players of all ages quickly become acquainted with the many complexities & dynamics of this national project.

Instructor: Learn more about James & his art here. Learn more about the Reconciliation Game here.

Mandala Magic – SOLD OUT

Mar. 27, 10 am-noon: Many would like to draw mandalas with a certain level of precision, but they fear they lack the skill. Artist & Instructor Sarah Clark corrects that impression & shows how anyone can create some serious magic in a mandala of their own. Sarah creates the learning materials you’ll use in this session – from practice packs to card decks.

Instructor: Sarah Clark

Circle Dance – TICKETS AVAILABLE

Mar. 27, 2 – 4 pm: Join leading Circle Dance instructor Betsy Nuse for this participatory Circle Dance session. Rhythm, movement, music & simple steps combine for deep calm, connection & reflection.

Instructor: Betsy Nuse

Register below. Sessions are $10 each, materials included. All sessions are held at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council in the Cowichan Community Centre. Register for one or all six! TIP: Be sure to indicate how many tickets your purchasing, THEN click on “Get Tickets”.

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