Art Journaling for Joy: Finding Resilience through Creative Expression

HOPE-Website-Icon-01HOPE Series Session
Want to experience a new tool for creative expression that promotes emotional self-awareness? In this one-hour workshop, learn how to develop your own introspective art journaling practice for centering and resilience. Through examples of various journal exercises—involving a combination of diverse art materiales with simple color and movement practices—you’ll explore quick and easy strategies for building a positive emotional climate in difficult situations.

This workshop will be followed by a ten-minute Q&A.

date:

Friday, October 21, 2022

time:

Noon to 1:00 pm Pacific Time (PT)

fee:

FREE!

instructor(s):

Nadia Fernanda Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR

location:

This is an online program through Zoom. A welcome email, which includes the link to join the program, will be sent to you three days before the program date. If you register after the three-day mark, we will send out an additional email with the link 24-hours before the program start time. If you register after the 24-hour mark, the program link will be updated here.

additional information:

Nadia Fernanda Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR, is a bilingual and bicultural licensed marital and family therapist. She also holds a degree in psychology, a certification as an Intuition Painting® facilitator, and as a trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy provider. She brings over a decade of  experience working in the mental health field, where she has provided bicultural services to pregnant adolescents, Latino immigrants, seniors, and as a consultant for emergency preparedness. Her offerings include the Smart-Heart Method: Art Journaling for Corporate Wellness, the Soul Sister Studio: a Female Centered Wellness Program through Embodied Arts, and Art+Flow workshops for mental health provider's burnout prevention. Most recently, Nadia began a professorship in Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City where she teaches about art as a preventive mental health practice.

  • Sketch book (or whatever you would like to use as an art journal; alternative option: white paper and a binder).

  • Markers

  • Colored pencils

  • Old magazines and/or collage material

  • Glue stick

  • Any other materials you would like to use!

This is an online program through Zoom. If you are new to this platform, watch a how-to tutorial here.

The program will begin promptly at noon PT, and we will open the waiting room ten minutes prior to starting. We encourage you to join at 11:50 am PT, so that you have time to potentially troubleshoot any connectivity issues before the beginning of the program.
By registering, you give UCLArts & Healing approval to record this event, still and/or moving images from which may appear in printed materials or digital channels for archival, educational, or promotional purposes.
For more information, and for any questions, please email info@uclartsandhealing.org or call us at (310) 452-1439.

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