10 AM – 12 PM
These past two years have been trying to say the least. Many of us have experienced change, suffered loss, and hopefully felt moments of joy in between. Should you find yourself with the need to express these feelings artistically, please join artist and Expressive Arts Therapist Luci Dilkus for a restorative art-making workshop. These sessions are offered within the current exhibition Dying Matters: Expressions of Growth Through Grief (April 22-July 16), a partnership exhibition between Hospice Orillia and OMAH.
Luci will guide participants through the therapeutic and cathartic process of expressing themselves through pastels, poetry, journaling and movement. This is an adult program, with no previous artistic experience necessary. Members $35/General $40 (plus HST) for each workshop. All materials included, although participants are encouraged to bring their own journal if they keep one. Once completed, participants are also encouraged to place their artwork on the walls to contribute to this exhibition.
$40 ($35 for OMAH Members) All materials included.
Luci Dilkus is a mixed media artist living in Tiny, Ontario and a 3rd year student of a graduate diploma programme in Expressive Arts Therapy (ExAT) at the CREATE Institute, Toronto. She has facilitated expressive arts therapy groups for seniors, Epilepsy Simcoe County, postpartum women and worked one season with Rainbows Collingwood (a peer support group for grieving kids). She has also completed a Specialized Expressive Arts Facilitator programme (eco-therapy) through the Canadian International Institute for Art Therapy (Ciiat). As a student, her workshops and groups are supervised by a registered psychotherapist.
Hospice Orillia is a local support program that offers practical, emotional, and spiritual support to those in our community coping with advanced illness, death, and bereavement. One of its goals is to normalize death in a death-phobic society.