From 1:00 until 5:00
Mosaic Mindfulness Workshop to Ease Holiday Stress
Highland Arts & Crafts and Amanda Marti, M.A., LPC of Believe You Can Counseling & Education are teaming up to offer a unique 4-hour art-therapy workshop combining the healing power of creativity with mindful coping strategies for managing daily stress.
This workshop will feature meditation and visualization exercises with a class on creating a custom mosaic art piece. Participants will learn how to reassemble broken pieces of glass and other items into a meaningful arrangement. Amanda will lead visualization and meditation exercises at various times throughout the day, teaching coping and stress management techniques.
We'll start with project planning. You can pick an available pattern or create your own design. We'll be using 8x10 MDF board as our project base. If you wish, you may bring something to break and add to your piece, but it's not required. We have plenty of stained glass and other items on hand.
Next comes a meditation where you will visualize your frustrations, fears, and worries being one with the glass as you prepare to break it for your piece. We'll also learn about various cutting tools and how to score, crack and cut pieces of stained glass.
Next, there will be a brief meditation and breathing exercise with Amanda and then we'll arrange and glue the piece.
While the adhesive dries, we will enjoy tea time together as a group and Amanda will talk a bit about the significance of mosaics and why we chose them specifically for this workshop. We will provide tea, coffee, snacks and a special treat for our guests.
After the break, we will learn how to mix grout and use it to finish our pieces.
Finally, Amanda will do a closing exercise and then we will wipe and polish the projects and adjourn.
We hope you will join us for this special half-day workshop. This is an ideal time to learn about self-care as the often-stressful and anxiety-inducing holiday season approaches. Creativity has been proven in various studies to reduce stress and anxiety. Coupled with professional mental health guidance and tools, you'll leave this workshop feeling refreshed and empowered.
Amanda and I have truly enjoyed collaborating on this project and we look forward to focusing on positive creativity, mental health, and wellness with you.
Limited Seating. We only have 12 slots available for this workshop. Cost: $55.00 all-inclusive. You have the option to bring in custom pieces to break or add to your art piece if you wish.
This workshop is not free class eligible for those doing the rewards cards - sorry. You will get credit for attending, but it cannot be used as your freebie.