Art as Therapy
Positive psychology suggests that we focus as much on building what is strong as we do on what is wrong.
Through various activities such as neurographic art, creating mandalas, collage, journaling, mask-making, vision boards and much more, we will explore our strengths, induce flow, and promote feelings of mastery and accomplishment. Art Therapy gives us an opportunity to examine our lives in novel ways that can shift perception and create new insights, and uses creativity to reduce distress, and increase happiness and feelings of well being.
Reasons to explore art therapy:
- You feel numb or disconnected from your feelings and from your life
- You feel the pull to create but don’t have an art practice or know where to start
- You’re struggling to let go of emotions but don’t know how to do it
- You find it hard to consistently keep your creativity alive
- You want to learn to be “more in the moment”
Amy Littleton Field
I am a California-born Arkansan living, working and painting in Fayetteville, AR. While my larger works and my line of birds are done in oils, I also paint in small watercolors, acrylics and mixed media. I am working on a line of copyrighted “Snark Cards” that will be available from my website soon. They focus on the sarcastic side of life; the kind of dark humor that has kept me going through some really tough years including a diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma and the collapse of what I thought was a fantastic marriage. Though my cancer is incurable and my heart remains broken, I continue to paint to heal my soul. I hope it also blesses others.
- Masks are not required but can be worn at parental discretion. CCC will not provide masks–children must bring their own.
- Class requires a minimum of 4 registered participants to run.