Workshops

Art as Therapy: Collage Your Future

Collage of magazine clippings
Members
$40.00
Annual Passholders
$60.00
Public
$65.00

@ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Workshops

Art as Therapy: Collage Your Future

Saturday, May 18, 10:30 am
Seminar Room 1, Weston Family Learning Centre

Join our Art-As-Therapy workshop adventures! In this series, we’ll explore using art to build happy and creative communities. Get ready to play and discover new experiences with different art mediums. Use your imagination to explore how art can make you feel good. Our activities encourage you to touch and feel different materials and discover new ways of self-expression and reflection. Imagine a space of colour, curiosity, and community — that’s this workshop series! 

These workshops help you pay attention to what’s happening in the present, how to trust your feelings, and feel in control of yourself. We supply the materials as well as guide you through activities. Come and join us for a creative celebration where everyone can make art and have a great time.  

This workshop invites participants to create a personal collage through a guided reflection process. Inspired by themes from the Futurescape Gallery and other works in the AGO’s collection, we will embark on a journey of arts-based self-reflection, utilising a variety of mixed-media. No previous art experience is needed! 
 
The practice of Art Therapy exists on a continuum and this workshop series will explore Art-As-Therapy, a non-clinical model of building community and fostering well-being through art making. Participants will be invited to play and get curious with different art materials. These workshops will include opportunities for sensory exploration, self-expression, and personal reflection. Immerse yourself in a world of creativity, curiosity, and community as we celebrate art-making for all. 
 
Materials provided: Sturdy paper, liquid glue, gluesticks, magazine, mixed papers, collage fodder, paint sticks, pastels, crayons, journal

Rachel Mae Robbins is a certified Therapeutic Art Practitioner and current Art Psychotherapy Graduate Student at the Canadian International Institute for Art Therapy (CiiAT) She is serving as the part-time Management Associate for Nova Dance and was formerly the Director of Education & Engagement for TO Live. With 15 years experience managing arts-based educational programming in Toronto, Rachel is building an Art Therapy practice which centres the infinite capacity for growth, creativity, and healing. 

IG: @maeandyouart.therapy

Katherine Yao is an Art Psychotherapy Graduate Student at the Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy (CiiAT), recent Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD U) Illustration alumna, and currently working as a part-time Art Instructor. Combining her background in art and design with her experience with children, she aims to build a practice that supports children's emotional growth through art therapy, fostering self-expression and creativity. 

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