Expressive Arts Workshop:
Roots and Snares: The locations of identity!
Cost: $45 (includes all supplies)
In this interactive art based workshop we will explore the roots of our identity, exploring what grounds us and identify what snares us! What roots nurture and strengthen your ability to be fully present now, and Hopeful for tomorrow? What are the strands of your life that entangle and impede your movement? In this workshop through individual and community art making you will find the space once again to enliven memory, deepen awareness of what grounds you and then stretch into more expansive reach into that which enlivens you. This workshop will refresh, renew, and help you rediscover a sense of playful self-recognition, strip away the extraneous bits that are holding you back and open you to imagine your way forward. Give yourself the opportunity to move into areas of playful experience you may have forgotten or never known. This hands-on workshop will revive, enlighten and bring you back to what gives you the strength to follow your heart.
Bonnie Nish is Executive Director of Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society. Bonnie has a Masters in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Language and Literacy Education at UBC. Bonnie’s first book of poetry ‘Love and Bones ’ was released by Karma Press in 2013. Her next book “Concussion and Mild TBI: Not Just Another Headline” an anthology of concussion related stories, was published by Lash and Associates in 2016. Bonnie is an Expressive Arts Therapist with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from the Vancouver Expressive Arts Therapy School who has worked extensively with youth and adults in high-risk situations. She has conducted writing and expressive arts workshops for over 20 years across North America. Learn more about Bonnie's expressive therapy work here. See her personal site here:www.bonnienish.ca and http://bonnienishexpressivearts.ca/index.html
Mary Putera is the Executive Director of Living Artistry: Community Arts Practice Pacific Northwest. She is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Expressive Arts Therapist and Community Arts facilitator. Mary has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health from Lesley University with specializations in Holistic and Expressive Arts therapy and Intercultural Relations. She also has a Masters in Divinity from North Park Seminary, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Expressive Arts Therapy and Community Art Practice, and is a PhD candidate at the European Graduate School in Saas Fee Switzerland. Mary’s work as a therapist, trainer and teacher has brought her across the US and into, Europe, Nicaragua and Nepal.