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January 12, 2022

Wash away some of the Winter blahs and Covid worries with some colour today. Join LAMP’s FREE new art escape session on Zoom through colour and you don’t need art skills to have some fun with us. Welcome to the Creative healing art workshops series on zoom:Wednesdays 2-3 pm on January 12, 19, and 26.During this series, you will have a chance to make meaningful artwork from the heart, no matter what your skill level is. Actually, the less you know about drawing, the better, as that will help your unconscious mind to take over the artwork!Guided by art therapy principles, these workshops will foster gaining insight and developing a stronger relationship with your core self. Unlike a drawing class, this series, while structured, allows for free flowing art making and honest sharing in a safe space. Every week we play calming music, walk you through drawing prompts, and make space for journaling and reflection.Today, On Wednesday January 12th, we will connect with our inner animals, and find significant metaphors for the experience of both body and mind. Next week January 19th, we will create a tree of life to establish a strong foundation to build a future on. And lastly, on January 26th, we will create honest self-portraits.Colour crayons and markers work great. You will also need a few sheets of paper for each session. Bio: Natalie V. Bochenska (Natalie Very B.) is a Polish-Canadian illustrator, muralist, and educator. She is currently focusing on her thesis to conclude her studies at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute (TATI) in pursuit of a graduate diploma in Art Therapy. Having grown up in a country with a strong patriarchal regime and an obvious system of inequality, she strives to use her art to educate people about the importance of anti-oppressive practices. Her bold and bright murals depicting the themes or nature and modern female empowerment can be found all across Ontario. She makes public art with the goal of changing preconceived notions of feminism by promoting self-love and body neutrality in the world. She painted her first mural at the OCAD building in 2015 and has fallen in love with working large scale ever since. Achieving community health and wellness together!

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