HOPE Series Session
In this 90-minute experiential session, we’ll create a gratitude banner honoring a person, a value, or a concept that we prize in our life. Based on a module in the art and social emotional learning curriculum from Open Studio Project, an arts and social service non-profit organization, gratitude banners have been used to support students in identifying and managing their emotions, cooperating with others, and appreciating and reflecting on their relationships.
Whether for personal or professional interest, this hands-on workshop is open to all, and will be followed by a ten-minute Q&A. Note that there are materials you will need to gather in advance of this session; please see the below What to Bring section for details.
Friday, November 18, 2022
Noon to 1:30 pm Pacific Time (PT)
Sarah Laing, ATR
This is an online program through Zoom.
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Meeting ID: 882 1992 2827
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Maira Egan, ATR-P, is an Art Therapist at Open Studio Project where she works with a wide range of clients from early childhood through adulthood. She has worked in Chicago public schools with the SEL curriculum and is implementing a new high school curriculum with a mental health framework at Evanston High School. Maira is a recent graduate of the Adler University’s Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy program. Maira has been engaging in the OSP process since she was an undergrad at the School of the Art Institute and is a ceramicist and painter.
- Heavyweight cotton fabric or felt approximately 10” x 24”*
- Wooden dowels 12” long*
- Fabric cut into geometric shapes and strips
- Rick-rack, yarn, feathers, ribbon, buttons
- Glitter, stickers, word/picture cut-outs
- Scissors, tacky glue, brushes, and cups
- Foil or other non-stick material to place under the fabric while completing the project
- Embroidery thread (a mix of colors), embroidery needles
*Note that an already-assembled banner, such as this example, can be purchased in lieu of the cotton fabric and dowels to create the banner, if preferred.
Note that Zoom breakout rooms are not recorded.