Did you know “doodling” is really good for your brain?
Neurographic art exercises both the logical and creative parts of the brain, and it’s long been used in therapeutic settings as a tool for self-healing and emotional release. In fact, according to the Vancouver Visual Art Foundation, neurographica has been scientifically validated and proven, and it is one of the most widely used psychological techniques in art therapy today.
In this class, you’ll see examples of neurographic art and teaching artists Liz Kitchens and Ann Goodpasture will guide you through creating your works of art. No previous drawing experience is necessary. This is the perfect program for those who say, “I can’t draw!” or “I’m not creative.”
By following a few simple ideas and prompts, you’ll quickly learn your new favorite way to unwind and relax. Those who’s learned this technique often report the process leads to a mindful, meditative yet aware state. Come prepared to explore your creative side (we promise you have one!) and start creating new neural pathways in your brain!
Program note: All program supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own sketch pad or notebook if you prefer.
This program is presented by Liz Kitchens and Ann Goodpasture and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
About the Presenter:
Liz Kitchens is the author of Be Brave. Lose the Beige: Finding Your Sass After Sixty, published in May of 2023 by She Writes Press. Her book and blog, Be Brave. Lose the Beige, focus on issues facing Lady Boomers (women of the Baby Boomer generation). Liz conducts workshops and seminars on creativity and directed a creative arts program for teens in underserved communities. She has also been a market researcher for thirty-five years and is the founder of What’s Next Boomer? a website dedicated to helping Baby Boomers navigate retirement options; She is a contributing writer for the online magazine, Sixty and Me, and has been published in various online and print publications. She is married, the mother of three adult children, and the grandmother of three grandchildren.
Ann Goodpasture is a 35-year quilter and multi-media art specialist with a particular interest in color and design. Ann teaches neurographic art classes at the Center for Health and Wellbeing. Ann is a regular instructor in the Exercise Your Creativity classes at the CHWB.
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