Courses for Creatives || Self-Care for Artists Using Art Therapy Techniques
Join us as we hear from local artist: Kim Griffis
Many of us are carrying around a great deal of stress on a daily basis and are often taking care of everyone else except ourselves. This class will be designed to provide an opportunity for artists to release tension and have some fun using art materials. We’ll start out with a short-guided meditation and breathing exercise to bring mindfulness into the process and then explore ways to express our inner selves using acrylic paints and other materials. By the end of the class, you will most likely feel less stressed out and more peaceful – at least that is the goal!
Kimberlie Griffis (Kim) is a native of Colorado Springs and has lived in Colorado most of her life. She attended a private art college in Northern California and has BFAs in both Interior Design and Graphic Design. Most recently, Kim received a Master Degree from Naropa University in Counseling/Art Therapy and is a studio artist at Cottonwood Center for the Arts. She also holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and serves on local nonprofit boards.
Kim enjoys creating art that speaks to her emotions and utilizes a variety of methods and materials to express through her art work. She also volunteers with nonprofits in the area to facilitate art related healing workshops, specializing in trauma recovery through creative art expression.
Location: Manitou Art Center - 513 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Fee: $25.00 registration + $20 material fee paid at the event
Class size: 8 minimum, 18 maximum
*Courses for Creatives is a collaboration of the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and the Pikes Peak Arts Council, with support from Colorado Creative industries. *
Fee: $ 25.00