Art for Cancer Wellness: Caregivers Group, Summer 2023
Workshop Title: Watercolor Collage
Facilitator: Connie Zabokrtsky, MA, ATR-P
Dates: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM ET
- June 14, 2023
- June 28, 2023
- July 12, 2023
- July 26, 2023
- August 9, 2023
- August 23, 2023
Workshop Overview: Join art therapist Connie Zabokrtsky for six sessions of self-exploration, reflection, and community connection through art-making and conversation.
Connie’s approach to this summer session is to embrace free-form, here-and-now expression through use of wet and dry watercolor on paper, stream-of-consciousness thought capture, black-out poetry, and collage to create mixed media narratives about self in the context of change.
Each session begins with an "I am" check-in, followed by short guided breath work to connect with the body as our primary art-making tool, and then on to an art-making prompt based on how the group is feeling and what topics surface during check-in.
Connie will share tools and materials techniques along the way. Each session will close with individual reflections and group discussion on the evening’s creative process with mindful consideration of our engagement (or not) with change.
With the intention of being responsive to topics that may evolve for participants over the 12-week timeline, there is not a content syllabus outline for this summer series. Your art supplies will provide you with necessary tools and materials, and you are welcome to have your favorite mediums on hand. It may be helpful to start gathering magazines, newspaper, junk mail, textiles, and such if you’d like to enhance your collage work.