Expressive Arts Florida Institute
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 You have been asking, and here it is!

Introducing Expressive Arts – an online training retreat just for you!

 October 28 5-9pm – October 29 1-5pm ET

Are you interested in Expressive Arts, BUT

  • You are not sure where to start?

  • the training programs are too far away?

  • you want to “test the water” before making the financial and time commitment?

Are you longing for more creative expression in your life but you don’t know where to start?

Are you in transition, feel creatively blocked, or looking for a new perspective?

If any of these questions describe you, perhaps this is what you have been waiting for.

Eight hours of live instruction/facilitation and a 24 hour retreat space will include:

  • An introduction to Expressive Arts and to  our approach

  • An understanding and experience of  the benefits of Expressive Arts in your life – personally and professionally

  • A 24 hour retreat space, carefully held, while you learn about, and explore with the expressive arts, guided by  leaders in the field.

  • An Expressive Arts small group workshop, in virtual space, with expert facilitation, art-making, witnessing and sharing.

  • Meditation, journal and art prompts for you to work with on your own, both during the retreat and after.

  • A Facebook group set up especially for the retreat, and continuing afterward.

  • A PDF guidebook that is yours to keep.

  • The opportunity to ask us questions

Expressive Arts can bring you greater creative expression, re-connect you with your authentic self, connect you with your dreams and visions, and nourish the stagnant places in your life.

Taken a step further, you can bring this work into your professional life and make a difference!

Deborah_Koff-ChapinExpressive Arts Florida has established a powerful regional, national and international presence in the field of Expressive Arts. Their professional training programs attract people from all over to study at their center.  I think of Expressive Art Florida as one of the great disseminators of the Expressive Arts in the world today.  Deborah Koff-Chapin, founding director of The Center for Touch Drawing


In this online training retreat you will:

Listen. Learn. Make Art. Witness. Share. Ask. Discover.

Listen to your inner voice, to the calling of your own unique images from within. Listen to others who speak the same language as your creative soul. Listen to how expressive arts can be a part of your life and work in meaningful ways.

Learn and remember how to allow your creativity to flow. Learn how to quiet your inner critic, how to “get out of your own way” and feel creative.

Make Art even if you know nothing about it, even if you feel afraid, even if you have been making art your whole life….just make art because it is life-giving, it feels good, it helps your body, mind, and spirit. Make art because you have images living within you that want to come out. Make art because you can (and you can).

Witness. Be held. Meet others in a nonjudgmental, authentic place.

Share sacred space, creative energy. Share your images and words, your own creative voice. Share in the sense of belonging and positive potential of the expressive arts for you and others.

Ask questions that still linger about expressive arts, about how you can connect your own creativity with your desire to help others. Ask away!

October 28 5-9pm – October 29 1-5 pm ET


Register here 

What you will get:

  • 8 hours of live instruction by 3 leaders in the field of Expressive Arts – Kathleen Horne, Victoria Domenichello-Anderson, Tamara Teeter Knapp. Read our bios here.

  • a pdf guidebook that is yours to keep.

  • a guided personal expressive arts process that will introduce/affirm the power of the expressive arts for deep  exploration and personal change.

  • 24 hours of “retreat time” with opportunities for online sharing.

  • connection with “tribe” through ongoing membership in our Facebook group, for continued sharing and support.

  • as a bonus, you will receive our 4-week e-course (a $29 value). It includes 5 lessons, and 2 audio guided meditations.

  • all of this, without leaving home!

Benson headshotI feel thrilled that I have found an outlet that enables me to engage in meaningful work that offers healing and enrichment to others, while continuing to provide me with endless opportunities to grow as a clinician and instructor. Theresa Benson, Ph.D, REACE, EAFI graduate.


How you will benefit:

  • You will understand the field of Expressive Arts – what it is, what differentiates it from other professions, how it is practiced, and some of its possibilities for personal and professional development.

  • You will meet the Expressive Arts Florida Institute founders and faculty, and you will learn our own approach to the field.

  • You will gain clarity about your own relationship to this work, through engagement in a personal expressive arts process. Set an intention. Make art. Write. Share (if you choose). Harvest the meaning, and discover your next step.

  • You will give yourself the gift of guided “retreat time” to explore your own questions and images.

  • You will connect with “tribe”.

  • You will have tools to continue your exploration, with the guidebook, the e-course, and the Facebook group.

  • If you decide to apply for the Certificate Training Program, you will gain 8 hours elective credit toward your studies.

  • If you are a mental health practitioner, you will earn 8 CEU’s. (for CEU’s, we will ask you to answer a questionnaire at the end, and fill out an evaluation form. There is an additional $20 CEU fee). We are a CEU provider in Florida, for LCSW, LMHC, LMFT.

patallenKathleen, Victoria and Tamara are such gracious hosts, wonderful models of joyful creative engagement and sparkling artists they inspire deep engagement balanced with a whole lot of fun! They create a generous and welcoming place for those wishing to embrace this path. Pat B. Allen, Ph.D., ATR, HLM  Author: Art is a Way of Knowing, Art is a Spiritual Practice, Shambhala Press

Introducing Expressive Arts – an Online Retreat is sacred creative time to express your own creativity, connect with our (your) tribe, and learn about expressive arts.

We will gather together (online) for 4 hours, then allow time to continue creative process until we gather again online for an additional 4 hours. Included in the retreat will be prompts for you to continue to create images and discover the treasures there between these meeting times. We encourage you to carve out “retreat time” for yourself that spans the two online portions of this gathering. Online sharing options will be offered as well during this time and following the retreat.

This workshop is offered ONLINE, through Zoom video conferencing.




Kathleen Horne, Victoria Domenichello-Anderson,Tamara Teeter Knapp, – Expressive Arts Florida Institute co-founders and core faculty.

Register here! $157