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 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 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


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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