Saturday, August 17, 10:00 – 12:00
Ukiah Garden Club
1203 W. Clay St, Ukiah
Art and emotions are closely linked and art often has the power to alter moods.
Art therapy provides an avenue to decrease stress and reduce negative thoughts, build self-esteem, learn coping skills and communicate more effectively.
Ms. Sweet is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist working in private practice, as school counselor and at Adventist Health “Focus on Healing”. She is also a working artist showing through out California. Sue will present the art therapy concept followed by a hands-on activity for those wishing to participate.
To Participate in Hands-on Activity
There will be a $4 Materials Fee payable at event.
To Reserve Space for Activity
Contact Cathy Monroe 707.710.0540 firstname.lastname@example.org
From 10:00am to 11:00, Susan will present her experience as an art therapist, she explains: “Art Therapy provides safe and effective interventions that give one an opportunity for nonverbal expression and communication of often difficult or destructive emotions and thoughts. Art and emotions are closely linked and art often has the power to alter moods. Art therapy provides an avenue to decrease stress and reduce negative thoughts and intrusive imagery, build self-esteem, learn coping skills and communicate more effectively”. Ms. Sweet will share her own journey as an artist as she is a working artist showing her watercolor and mixed media work at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts and throughout California and neighboring states since 1986. Her website is susansweetartist.com/.
Following her presentation, at 11:00 am, Ms. Sweet will guide a hands-on activity during which she will provide a chance for those attending to experience a short art therapy exercise. For those wishing to participate, there is a 20-person limit for this activity; with a small materials fee of $4.00 payable at the event. Those wanting to participate will need to reserve space with Cathy Monroe by calling 707.710.0540.
Mendocino County Art Association is the oldest art organization in the County, established in 1954, its objective is to offer lectures, workshops, classes and art exhibits for the benefit of its members and the public at large. The “Meet the Artist” series is the latest addition of presentations open to all at no cost. Members receive first option to attend workshops at a reduced rate and opportunities to show their art in banks and galleries. Membership in the association is $35 a year, call 707 972-0784 to join or receive more information on the benefits of membership.