Need some healing this winter or a creative reboot? Learn how to use art as a tool to move through emotions, decompress, and connect with the imaginative process (rather than product). In this hands-on Zoom workshop, participants will sample a series of exercises that spark creativity and deepen focus. Using guided meditation, journal prompts, "intuitive drawing"*, and community discussion, participants will tune in to their creativity and gain new methods for self-care, expression and introspection. Local artist Deborah Johnson will guide this art class designed for all experience levels and for anyone seeking more joy, affirmation, inspiration or connection.
Materials needed: Please bring paper, any kind of coloring tools (i.e. colored pencils, markers, crayons, or watercolors), and an open mind!
Age/Skills needed: No previous experience needed. Families welcome. Note: participants will need to be able to write and focus on one task at a time.
*What is Intuitive Drawing? Intuitive drawing is drawing, doodling, or sketching that is focused on the process of creating itself, rather than an end goal or vision for a finished product.
About Deborah Johnson
Instructor Deborah Johnson is a Brighton-based, queer Indian-American multidisciplinary artist and vendor at this year's Allston Brighton Winter Market. A Chicago native, Deborah attended Oberlin College and is now getting her Master's in Social Work. Deborah utilizes bright colors and written affirmations to address issues of mental health, the importance of intimate friendship and the beauty of queer relationships.