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July 2019
$200

The Expressive Sandtray with Judith Greer Essex PhD

July 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - July 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Expressive Arts Institute, 2820 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 204
San Diego, CA, CA 92106
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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…

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October 2019
$75

Making Books In the Expressive Arts Studio I- with Dr. Judith Essex

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Expressive Arts Institute, 2820 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 204
San Diego, CA, CA 92106
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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.   Registration is limited, Register Early to Avoid a sell-out  

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January 2020
$40

Illuminated Journal Workshop with Dr. Judith Greer Essex

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - March 25 @ 7:30 pm
Expressive Arts Institute, 2820 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 204
San Diego, CA, CA 92106
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Participants in the Illuminated Journal will learn the practice of mixed media journaling (using writing and visual art) as:a tool for living more creatively and authentically, a way to engage with the images and metaphors that guide and inform our lives, a daily practice of self expression, and an ongoing method of coping with daily life challenges.

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$40

Woman + Studio Biweekly Group Returns with Dr. Judith Essex

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Expressive Arts Institute, 2820 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 204
San Diego, CA, CA 92106
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Our popular women's creativity workshop has now been given the format of an ongoing twice monthly group. With dance therapy and visual art, kickstart your creativity for 2019 with an experienced and mature facilitator, in a beautiful studio space. $240 for six meetings.   6 Wednesdays  Jan. 22nd, Feb. 12th & 26th,  Mar. 11th & 25th, Apr. 8th 6:00pm-7:30pm   Register Here: Single or Series Registration Series Pass of 6 Meetings $216.00 USD Individual Session $40.00 USD Please Note: Single night passes may…

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February 2020
$5

Random Valentines- A Public Participation Mail Art Project

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Expressive Arts Institute, 2820 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 204
San Diego, CA, CA 92106
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No Valentine, no worries! In this public art project, you make a piece of mail art to send randomly, and receive one from a random artist. All materials are provided and the mailing is handled by the studio. Enjoy!

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$75

Wisdom of Aphrodite: A Women’s Goddess Workshop With Judith Greer Essex Ph.D.

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Expressive Arts Institute, 2820 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 204
San Diego, CA, CA 92106
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Come explore the myths surrounding this goddess of beauty, the erotic and creative potential in this fun, artful workshop. Aphrodite, freely passionate and boldly independent carries a message of love empowered with independence for the lives of women today.

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March 2020
free

Tehran, 92106: Contemporary Paintings by Iranian American Artists

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - April 18 @ 8:00 pm
Martha Pace Swift Gallery, 2820 Roosevelt Rd.
San Diego, CA 92104 United States
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The Swift Gallery and the Expressive Arts Institute bring cultural context to the current tensions between Iran and the US by presenting the art of three expatriate painters, Shahla Dorafshan, Nasrin Kheiri and Saideh Rahimi. Painting in contemporary styles, but with the strong historical influence of the figure, all three women.

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April 2020
$1500

Women’s Vibrancy Retreat in Beautiful Serbia with Judith Greer Essex , Betina Schonberger and Debbie Rocco

April 16 - April 19

Women’s Vibrancy Retreat. Rekindle, nurture & celebrate your innate sparkle, verve, & va va voom! Join us for 3 days of rest, reflection, and poiesis through art making with a community of women committed to living their best life.

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May 2020
$240

Our Popular Intro to Expressive Arts Course Returns May 16th & 17th, 2020

May 16 @ 9:30 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Expressive Arts Institute, 2820 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 204
San Diego, CA, CA 92106
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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. #ExpressiveArtsInstitute

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August 2020

Interested in Training to be an Expressive Arts Coach, Educator or Therapist? Free Zoom Information With Dr. Judith Greer Essex

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Get your questions answered and your curiosities about our program confirmed in a free 1 hour Zoom information session on Expressive Arts careers in Education, Therapy, Coaching and Consulting. Learn how our professional education can help you define and credential yourself for a career in the helping arts. Our 20 plus years experience helps provide you the best and most professional education in Expressive Arts. Email Judith at for more information: Judith@arts4change.com or Call 619-239-1713 for information. Looking forward to seeing…

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