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Creative Arts Circle


This Month's Theme:

Join our creative arts circle for our last group before taking a break for the summer. This circle encourages art making on the theme of warm, sunny summer days. Maybe you can remember a glorious summer memory from days gone by, or you want to imagine your perfect summer day. If you prefer other seasons to summer, you are welcome to engage with any seasonal metaphor that ignites excitement for you. As this specific group takes a more flexible approach to your creative practice, you are also free to create art about anything that inspires you. All people and art creations are welcome. You can bring your antique journal or self-care booklet (made in previous sessions), or you can create something new. As art therapist Pat Allen writes about the process of an open studio setting: “In this view, the healing aspects of art-making arise from the making and doing, the trying and failing, the experimenting and succeeding, alongside others.”

Location: Callanish, 2277 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC
Cost: By donation, suggested donation $10-$25
How: Please call (604 732 0633) or email to register as space is limited.

Facilitated by: Lara Fitzgerald and Danielle Schroeder
Lara Fitzgerald is an artist, designer, researcher/director and counselling art therapist in training. Her background includes 19 years working in film/TV and arts programming both in Canada and her homeland of England. As programmer at Gallery Gachet for four years, she coordinated over 50 art exhibitions and events, building strong partnerships while contributing to the community of the Downtown Eastside. More recently, she is completing her master's degree in counselling art therapy at Adler University, with one of her practicums at Callanish. Lara is a trained Expressive Yoga teacher and avid dancer, and thoroughly enjoys belting out a good ditty! She attended a Callanish retreat as a participant in July 2017.

Earlier Event: July 4
YACN Support Circle
Later Event: July 9
Meditation & Council