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Expressive Art Journaling

February 28, 2023 at 11:00 am - 12:30 PM
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February 28 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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The goal of art journaling is to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Change is constant. Just as seasons change, so do the phases of our lives. How can we prepare for change? It can be an opportunity to embrace things that are out of our control. Illustrate and convey aspects of life’s changes by using an art journal. In this workshop led by artist Bethany Bennett of the Atlantic Center for the Arts, you’ll learn tips and techniques for incorporating an art journal into your wellbeing journey.

The goal of art journaling is to reduce stress and promote relaxation by increasing participants’ ability to play, experiment and gain self-guided insight and understanding of one’s own emotions. Added benefits can include self-growth, discovery, and joy through visual storytelling in a supportive group environment.

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.

This program is presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Presenter:  

Bethany Bennett is an interdisciplinary artist who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Central Florida and her Master of Fine Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The artwork she produces questions women’s equality and role in society. Her investment in the community is to boost others’ confidence and self-worth through artistic practices. She is a professor at Daytona State College and leads community outreach at Atlantic Center for the Arts.

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.

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