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Artist Stacie Birky Greene utilizes her art to help amplify the human relationship to nature and world. Of her work she writes: ... recent work has also considered the impact of human consumption and climate change on the natural world. Appalled by mass deforestation and habitat destruction, she has turned her attention to bird species that have gone extinct since the time of her own birth... One feature of these works that is important to consider is her choice of materials: namely, junk…Find out more »
The use of sand tray as a therapeutic form has both ancient and contemporary artistic roots. Letting the imagination speak through the sandtray can be healing and profound, and also tremendous fun! Come learn the details of an arts-based approach to sand tray work, what is necessary and what is not. How to make your collection, what steps to take to therapeutically, including intermodal work. In this experiential workshop you'll make your own sandtray images…Find out more »
A book is a perfect container for both words and images, a seductive, tactile, beautiful object that can be made completely custom to your desires. In this uniquely structured course, each morning I will teach you some of the different types therapeutic books used in my practice to help clients hold and contain various experiences. In the afternoons you'll learn to make a beautiful art book for the purpose you choose, with fine arts book expert Carol Greenstein and myself.…Find out more »
Learn how and why I use masks making and mask work with clients of all types.
You'll learn the traditions of mask work, and how to use them therapeutically, what to do and what to avoid. We will also make several types of masks, from simple materials, and bring them to life.Find out more »
Making sense of traumatic memory is not merely a matter of cognitive change. The necessary change in cognition can only take place in cooperation with a change in embodied awareness. Through intermodal use of the arts, we can enliven the senses, even as we calm the body, creating space to work safely with the “trigger issues”,Find out more »
The Expression Express Intro Course is more than a workshop. For many it is the beginning of a new career path. The intro is a required prerequisite for professional training or master’s degree classes in Expressive Arts Therapy, the fastest growing Helping Profession in California. #ExpressiveArtsInstituteFind out more »