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Abstract Self Portraits: An Art Therapy Experience

Education Center
Saturday May 20, 10 – 11:30 am
Adults: $25


May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and when we need help, we don’t always know what we need. Sometimes knowing ourselves better can help us know what helps us when we need help! It also aids our ability to increase social connection, self-connection, and personal confidence.

This workshop is a group art-making experience to explore and connect to ourselves. An abstract self-portrait will reveal how you see yourself through representation of your own characteristics, interests, and passions. Art allows us to explore how we express ourselves as well as who we authentically are. No art experience is needed, and materials will be provided. An introduction to art therapy will be provided, and group sharing will be encouraged (but not required) at the end of the workshop. Recommended for ages 16 and older.

Meet the Instructor: Emily Dubach has a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Adler University in Chicago. Her undergraduate studies were done at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO, where she studied Psychology and Studio Art. She works with all age groups and backgrounds for individual and group art therapy and counseling. She uses, but is not limited to: painting, pastels, markers, water colors, music, journaling, and clay in a non-judgmental therapeutic space. Art therapy is used for healing, processing, understanding, and coping. No background in art making is required. Art making is used to promote mental health in individuals who open themselves up to the process.