Join professional Art Therapist, Elizabeth Needham, M.A., B.Ed., D.T.A.T.I. and choose from a series of three-hour workshops this fall.

Gather with others and discover how creativity can facilitate expression, reduce stress, and improve your mental and emotional well-being.   

These workshops do not require any experience with art materials or techniques. The focus is on creative exploration and relaxation using paints, markers, pastels, clay and collage.  All supplies will be provided.  

Choose from the following offerings and spread the word!  

Workshop 1:   Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes - Saturday November 12, 9:30am-12:30pm

Cost = $50

Changes in life are inevitable—we grow older; children leave the nest; jobs and homes may shift; relationships evolve. We can be challenged by transitions that take us away from what is familiar. Our established comfort-patterns are disrupted, and we may feel overwhelmed, disillusioned, afraid, sad, and angry.   Using your hands and playing with art materials will help you explore some of these complicated feelings and provide an opportunity for self-reflection, compassion and understanding.    

Workshop 2:   Creative Presence: Exploring Mindfulness through Art - Saturday November 19, 9:30am-12:30pm

Cost = $50

Our lives are often busy, and our minds can become cluttered with to-do lists, regrets about the past and worries about the future.  Mindfulness and focusing on the present moment has been proven to reduce stress and promote a greater sense of wellbeing. This workshop will provide a nurturing space to invite curious exploration, focus on the present and cultivate mindful practices.    

Workshop 3:   Creative Healing: Using Art to Process Grief and Loss - Saturday November 26, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Cost = $50

Unfortunately, life often includes heartbreak, loss, and unexpected changes.  Grief can feel overwhelming and diminish our sense of identity, meaning and purpose. Making art, however, is a wonderful aid in the bereavement process. It can help you to express the inexpressible, process your loss and regain confidence. This restorative workshop will offer a time to remember, reconnect, and recharge.   

To register contact Kristin Philipson at kphilipson@rosedaleunited.org