Art as Therapy: Painting to Music

A hand holding a paintbrush and painting over a collage of blue and grey tissue paper in a sketchbook

Image courtesy of Four Eyes Portraits


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Art as Therapy: Painting to Music

Saturday, December 9, 10:30 am
Seminar Room 1, Weston Family Learning Centre

Join us for a guided sensory journey where your creativity can flow. Allow your hand movements to be inspired by rhythm and music, translated through the playfulness of watercolours and other paints. No previous art experience is needed, all you need is an open mind and the enthusiasm to play with colour! 

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. This workshop 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. 

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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