ADULT WORKSHOPS

Our Creative Catalyst workshop series is designed for adults, with a focus on mindful self-care, connection, and self-exploration.

 

Workshops begin with an intentional warm-up, followed by guided art-making. For closing, instead of a group critique, we take time to talk about the art making process and products, from a place of non-judgment. Through this process, we are able to gain new insights and perspectives while learning a new skill.

 

Creative Catalyst workshops take place on select Fridays from 6:30 until approximately 9:00 pm. Please see workshop listings below for specific dates. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

 

All workshops require advanced registration. Please pay what you can to help cover the cost of artists' time and materials. A suggested minimum donation of $35 per person is recommended. 

Please note:

The scope of this workshop series is recreational self-care and creativity. These workshops are intended to supplement, not replace, treatment from a mental health clinician.

10/11 Mandala Exploration

Indigo art therapist, Sarah Beaman, MA, ATR-BC, will lead this workshop that explores mandala creation for mindfulness and meditation practice. A mandala is a circular form representing the universe. In Hinduism and Buddhism, mandalas have been used in traditional sacred art and meditation. 

 

Mandalas are rich in archetypal symbolism and meaning. The deeply meditative practice of mandala creation can lead to self-discovery and stress-relief. This workshop will explore "The Great Round", archetypal stages that relate to life phases that we repeat over and over again. 

As a warm-up, we will create transient art (impermanent) mandalas, practicing intention setting, focusing, and letting go. We will then explore a phase of the Great Round in-depth using a variety of art media. We will close our workshop with a guided group discussion and processing of our individual mandalas.

10/25 Intentional Moon Journaling

Indigo art therapist, Kelly DeSousa, MS, ATR-BC, RYT, will be leading this workshop. We will get in tune with the moon and mindfully explore the waxing and waning of the moon phases. We will set intentions for the current phase of the moon, as we learn to practice gratitude and self-love through our ongoing processes of change, evolution, and adaptation. 

The archetypal and cyclical nature of the moon phases can provide a template for self-discovery and self-empowerment. Creative moon journaling provides us with a reflective practice that allows us to check-in with ourselves, tune in deeply, and let go of that which no longer serves us to make room for the new. 

During this workshop, we will explore intention-setting transient art mandala making, embellish our journals, and learn creative journal prompts that relate to the phases of the moon. We will also discuss and practice self-care moon rituals that can become a part of your personal practice at home. 

11/08 Intuitive Painting

Guest artist, Erin Meyers, will be leading this workshop. Erin has been practicing intuitive painting for eight years and has led workshops at Indigo since 2017. This style of painting focuses on the process of creation rather than the product. Erin uses the creative process as a form of self-care and self-exploration and enjoys sharing her approach with others. 

This workshop will begin with a guided intention-setting creative exercise to warm-up the body and mind. Participants will then be encouraged to transfer their expressive mark-making to canvases and transition to painting with acrylics in a variety of pre-mixed colors. No formal art background is required to benefit from this experiential workshop.

Acrylic paints lend themselves to immediacy. There are no mistakes with this intuitive method of painting. The art process becomes a catalyst for new ideas to surface. Participants will have the opportunity to explore non-traditional tools and techniques, incorporating stencils and spray paint, while manipulating paint with a variety of found objects.

11/22 Mask Making

Indigo art therapist, Devon Schlegel, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, will lead this creative mask-making workshop. Mask creation encourages self-reflection and self-expression. This workshop offers the opportunity to intuitively explore and reveal our hidden strengths. This process can help us to build self-compassion and gain insight. 

 

Participants will warm-up with a mindful intention-setting exercise. Devon will then guide us in creating individual masks using papier-mâché over a pre-fabricated face mold. Once the masks are dried, we will paint and embellish them to represent personal strengths and positive aspects of ourselves. 

 

We will close by reflecting on our finished products through dialoguing with our masks and guided group discussion. 

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