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The Art of Aging Workshop

22-23 November 2019 $175
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Dates & Times

  • 22-23 Nov 2019
    10:00am - 4:00pm


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As we age, we experience many changes to our bodies, identities, relationships, and legacies. Inspired by Angeles Arrien’s book, The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom, you're invited to experience how art and symbolism can help us discover meaning.

Cynthia Brown will be offering imagery and poetry as a springboard to your personal exploration. Through art making, reflective writing, and sharing the wisdom of aging, we will explore the themes of:

  • Physical changes
  • The unknown
  • Authenticity
  • Relationships
  • Legacy
  • Creative expression
  • Nature's renewal
  • Letting go

No Art experience needed. Art materials included.

Cost: $175.00

Facilitator: Cynthia Brown, B.ED, AT, DKATI, is a professional art therapist and educator co- creating relationships in the fields of art, expressive therapies and education. She has facilitated workshops and sessions with groups and individuals using art therapy in various settings and is a professional member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association. Also, she is certified in Therapeutic Body Mapping and is a Touch Drawing facilitator. She also teaches kindergarten, working with several Independent arts and nature-based schools. Cynthia has taught English in Japan and has travelled extensively throughout the world. She lives with her husband in Cochrane, Alberta. Visit Cynthia's website.

*Note: This is a two day workshop that will be offered twice, once in October and once in November. All art materials will be supplied. Participants will need to provide for their own lunch.

Dates and times offered

Session 1: October 4 and 5 | 10 am to 4 pm

Session 2: November 22 and 23, 2019 | 10 am to 4 pm

Location: HIllhurst United Church 1227 Kensington Close NW, Calgary