This workshop is open to all but will be particularly powerful for those moving through grief after a loss. Whether your personal loss occurred 5 weeks, 5 months, 5 years or even 5 decades ago, you’re invited to join artist and internationally accredited psychologist, Monica Vidal for an inspiring guided opportunity to use the arts for self-care. Participants will engage in activities that allow for support and creative expression while navigating the stages of grief. These activities focus on play and imagination, using various types of collage, painting, sculpture, writing, movement, and music as tools to help during this difficult moment. No artistic experience necessary. All supplies provided.
Special Instructions: All supplies for this program, including drawing and painting tools and your own sketchbook to keep, will be provided. Because you will be painting and/or collaging, please wear appropriate clothing that may get messy.
About the Presenter
Monica Vidal is an internationally accredited psychologist, certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming master practitioner, corporate training specialist, and public speaker. Combining her years of experience in helping and training people with her lifelong passion for art, she has found an enjoyable and effective way of navigating our feelings when losing a loved one. The expression of love through the creation of art honors the life and memory of a special person in our lives while we learn to regain our own purpose in life. Monica is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and she has traveled extensively, admiring and being inspired by art in cities from Los Angeles and Paris to Dubai, as well as many in South America. Her main art mediums are fabric and yarn. She has learned that art isn’t just something pretty to look at. It takes on a life of its own through the hands that created it and it becomes a beautiful expression of their souls. Art has always been a part of her life in many ways, and she couldn’t be happier combining that with her deep passion for helping people. She loves to be a guide and an inspiration to others.
About the Presenting Organization
Founded in 1977 by Doris Leeper, an internationally known sculptor and painter, as well as a visionary environmentalist, Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit multidisciplinary artist residency facility located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Please visit History of ACA and Locations for more information.