Emotions are a vital part of who we are as people, and one of the best things we can do with these emotions is express them. The emotional release we receive drawing, painting, or sculpting can have healing effects on us. These simple, yet calming, methods of working through emotions and expressing oneself can help us to understand certain things that simply talking cannot articulate.
Alongside your peers and other community members, come and express your feelings from the last 24 hours of your life with this innovative and inclusive art project. With some self-reflection and the use of some of your favorite colors you will create a one-of-a-kind art piece to cherish and remember for a long time to come. Whether you are feeling happy, sad, mad or frustrated there is beauty to be found in all emotional experiences. Expressing those feelings in a fun and creative way can lead to better self-understanding. No experience necessary. Just bring your emotions, an open mind and your heart to this experience. There is no cost for this activity all supplies will be provided.
Sharon Abee and Austin Kapalo will be teaming up to bring this project to life. With them, they bring loads of enthusiasm and experience to help make this an effective art session. Austin Kapalo is a senior Therapeutic Recreation student at Eastern Washington University. He brings over 750 + hours of volunteer experience in his local community. Austin has worked with many different client and patient types, and he hopes through this experience to share and learn stories from the people in this community.
Sharon Abee is an advocate with My Sisters’ Place, providing healing experiences to individuals who have experienced all sorts of trauma. Sharon is trained through “A Window between Worlds”, which is a trauma-informed healing art program. They both look forward to seeing you at this group art session and hope to share and learn alongside the community.
To register for this activity go online to: www.newportoregon.gov/sc and clicking the dark blue banner “Browse the catalog and register”. There you may view a listing of additional trips, events, classes and presentations. For more information, please stop by the office at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, or give us a call at 541-265-9617.