Our Services

“Creative Life Skills for Personal, Professional and Social Change”


*A Certificate Training Program in Expressive Arts

*A variety of public workshops and classes – for both adults and children

*Online workshops

*Monthly Expressive Arts Community Networking

*Guest presenters

*Contract services to bring Expressive Arts to your agency, facility, school, or group.

*Expressive Arts business and professional consultation

*Community exhibits

On-Going Services | Workshops | Events | Exhibits | On-Line

ON-GOING SERVICES

Expressive Arts Community Networking

The Expressive Arts Community is flourishing in southwest Florida. Our monthly networking meeting gives practitioners and those in training an opportunity to meet, share, and try out new ideas. Each session will offer a facilitated experience by a community member, as well as networking time. $10 Last Wed of each month Call or email to reserve your spot.

Expressive Arts Mentoring, Consulting, and Supervision

Professional support and consultation is a must for those in this rapidly developing field. At Expressive Arts Florida, our team is available to provide guidance in the fields of therapy, healthcare, education, and more. Our services are available in person, by telephone, email, or Skype. Single or ongoing appointments are available. Call to discuss.

Community/Collaborative Art Making

A collaborative art project is a wonderful addition to your event! We design projects appropriate to your setting and clientele. Conferences, festivals, waiting rooms, educational programs, and even parties are great settings for community art projects, and the finished piece can be hung in a place of honor and posted on your website. Some examples are collaborative mandalas, quilts, mosaics, and Flower of Life.

Creative Team Building

We will design an arts-based team building experience for your agency, business, or work team.

The arts provide a safe and powerful way to increase understanding, tolerance and appreciation, resulting in improved relationships and productivity. And, you will have a beautiful and powerful finished art piece to install in your space.

Call for a consultation; we will create a proposal to meet your needs.

Creating Healing Environments

We specialize in transforming your space into one of healing and wellbeing. We will work with you, your staff, students, or residents, to design and collaboratively create mosaics, hand painted furniture, art quilts, and more. Let us show you our portfolio and discuss options, ideas and fees.  The possibilities range from a commissioned art work with a healing message, to a complete transformation of an environment.

Here is a powerful example:

http://nicusupport.org/herosjourney/

Wonderful for hospitals, agencies, waiting rooms, schools, retirement centers, or your home.

WORKSHOPS

Touch Drawing

Group and Individual sessions available

Images that arise from a deep inner place can be powerful expressions of our authentic creative voice. Touch Drawing offers participants a simple, profound creative experience. Imagery is created by the movement of hands and fingers on a tissue paper surface. Suitable for any level of experience, including beginners.  Our facilitators have learned Touch Drawing from Deborah Koff-Chapin, who created it. www.touchdrawing.com

Art as a Healing Practice

An art-making practice as part of our daily lives is health-affirming and life-enhancing. Participants will take time to pause, connect with inner resources through guided meditation, art-making, writing, and sharing/witnessing. This practice is simple and powerful, and can be done individually at home. Any level of art-making experience is welcome. $40 per session. Series of 6 sessions.

Art as a Healing Practice is now also offered ONLINE.

Painting Your Creative Edge

Mandalas for Healing and Creative Expression

The Mandala (Sanskrit for “sacred circle”) is found in nature and as an art/spiritual/healing form within many cultures. Participants will be introduced to this ancient and powerful symbol, and will be guided in creating personal mandalas. All levels of art experience welcome. CEU’s available

Developing Your Touch Drawings

Bring your Touch Drawings and a canvas and learn how to mount and develop them with acrylics, pastels, collage and more.  Offered periodically and by request.

ONLINE

Art as a Healing Practice Online

EVENTS

Towles Court Art Walks

Check our schedule, as sometimes we are open, and sometimes not, for Art Walks.

3rd Friday of each month, 6-10 pm. Join us, and our neighboring galleries for a vibrant, art-filled evening. Great art, live music, friends and fun! At Expressive Arts Florida we usually have collaborative art projects as well!


 

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