Art Therapy Studio Chicago, Ltd.
In a non judgmental space, here you can explore art making to release stress, find new meaning in your life and to use art to know yourself. Open to all. $25/3 hours. Runs once per month, every first Friday of the month.
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Why do we share artwork? What is the importance of making art and putting it out there for the world to see? What holds us back from doing so?
As humans we all face the fear of being viewed or judged by others but we have to find our voice and embrace what is important to each of us in our experience. For me I express it through my artwork.
This Friday Art Therapy Studio Chicago Ltd is hosting the first Art Works Exhibit featuring 15 artists who completed the last Art Works Course in 2013. I am honored to be able to share my work alongside the fellow artists who are a part of this show. They are: Willow Messier, Sally Giles, Victoria Pietrowski, Alicia Kon, Susan Andrus, Sophie Canade, Jessica Mascenic, Meagan Moller, Tricia Vail, Amy Hahn, Shan Ju-Lin, Nicole Oak Tree and Elizabeth Guest.
We have each a unique gift to share with the world and it is so important to honor one another's self expression through a shared art show. It gives us something to work toward, something to strive for and something to acknowledge in ourselves and each other.
Pictured above is a painting I did of my mentor Don Seiden who co-authored the book Art Works with Amy Davis. He is my inspiration for running this course and has helped me to be the docent in empowering others to keep making art and allowing their voices to be heard. I am honored to have the physical space, resources and support to make this possible. I walk through this life hoping to impact others to connect to their creative voice and while doing so they are able to connect with one another and to the human experience through art.
Are you feeling disconnected from your creative self? Want to get support from others in your artist self? Do you find yourself saying I wish I had time to make art... Well this group is just right for you! Take the leap and join us in reading "Art Works"
Written by Art Therapy Pioneer, Don Seiden and Published Author Amy Davis this book provides an excellent format for helping any artist, writer, dancer reconnect with the act of engaging in making art.
In this 10 week group participants will be given guidance and support to help them reconnect or find their creative self. Through weekly meetings, journaling, reading the book Art Works, connecting in a virtual space and sharing work with one another participants will be provided with ways to connect with ones creative self.
Now enrolling for the next group scheduled to start February 20th. The group runs for 10 weeks and is offered in person for $125.00, virtual group experience is offered for $50.00 for those who are not able to make it in person.
The first 10 people who register will get a signed copy of the book!
Call 773-922-1110 to book your space in the group!
Read what others have said about this group:
"I really enjoyed reading the book, and completing the exercises.. thank
you for creating an experience".
"Thank you so very much for creating this book. I think it should be a
requirement in any professional field as a reading. People need to see
the beauty in their every day lives, and this book really helps to
enlighten that perspective".
"I love the book and was so inspired by the explorations. I will
recommend this book to many people in the future. I feel so inspired to
continue making art on my own and thinking about my community, space and
how to look at bringing a sense of art to every aspect of my world".
This evening I had the opportunity to present on the topic of the ethical practice of working as a therapist and an artist- I met with a group of astute and curious students at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and we talked about finding balance in their work, defining their identity as emerging clinicians and how to navigate their private selves alongside their professional selves. I am honored to have had the opportunity to talk with them and appreciate their commitment to looking at this aspect of their development in their role as they step into the world as clinicians! Thanks to my colleague Shan for joining me in presenting.
Dr. Mary Andrus DAT, ATR-BC, LCPC