DO I NEED ART EXPERIENCE?
This work is available for anybody who is open and willing to try something new and explore. That's it. Everybody is welome just as you are. No need to have, be, or do anything else than that.
HOW DOES THIS WORK ONLINE?
Beautifully! Although getting together in person is A LOT OF FUN, doing expressive arts together online is just as effective. Even if our range of movement is slightly limited, these constraints can often force us to get even more creative and develop greater flexibility in order to adapt. Another wonderful thing about doing these sessions online is that what could be perceived as an ordinary environment can transcend the mundane, reminding us that beauty and magic is always possible, even within the familiar.
WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY INITIAL CONSULTATION?
There is nothing you need to prepare for your session. Just arrive wearing comfortable clothing you can move around in bring a pen and paper, and take some time to think over your intention. What was it that inspired you to get in touch, and what are you wanting to gain from our sessions together?
DO YOU INTERPRET MY ART?
Expressive Arts does not use psychological frameworks to interpret artwork. Instead we stay grounded in the present moment noticing what is occurring in the lived space. We pay close attention to the artwork, sensations, emotions, thoughts, and reactions that are happening as we engage in the space together. From this perspective we identify resources that you can apply back into your everyday life.
IS THIS FOR ME?
This work can be used with anyone, in any situation. If you are reading this right now, there is probably a reason why. Either your curiosity, desire, or a difficulty brought you here and you want to do something about that. Engaging in the arts helps us take action towards the things we truly care about. If you are unsure feel free to CONTACT ME! Say hello, let me know what you are questioning and we can feel it out together.
WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED?
The beautiful thing about working online is that we will use whatever you have at home. If you would like to get some art supplies (paint, paper, pastels, scissors, magazines, instruments, etc.) you can, but it is not necessary. We use what we have. We might make a ketchup painting or a rock mandala. There are always plenty of resources available regardless of the environment or situation we are working with.
WILL WE TALK DURING THE SESSION?
Yes. The arts are combined with verbal communication to give the client the maximum range of expression. Generally, each session begins with 15-20 minutes of dialogue before entering into the creative realm. At the end of the session we will also discuss what occurred and together we will crystalize new learnings and experiences for you to integrate into your topic of focus.