Expand your Writing with Art

Using art in simple ways in our journal can give us access to information we can’t find with words alone. Through the language of colors, lines, shapes, symbols and images in many forms, art can connect us more directly to our intuition and subconscious. Combined with writing, it increases the connexions within the brain, which fosters creativity and insight.

In this online course, we will look at simple ways to add visual elements to a written page, we will learn to get comfortable expressing ourselves with drawing and learn a wide variety of techniques, opening windows in our pages, transforming the raw material of pages into something healing, exploring different kinds of collages, etc.

Offered first at the Therapeutic Writing Institute (Kay Adams), it is now open as self-study and is considered a deepening of the material seen in the introductory course.

You will be invited to explore spontaneously, dive deeply and also to play! No art skills necessary.

Nothing is live - you follow your own schedule. The topics are:

Week 1: Creative invitations: the basics
Week 2: The world of drawing
Week 3: The world of collage
Week 4: Containing vs expanding
Week 5: Openings : the door technique
Week 6: The alchemy of mixed media
Week 7: Healing art
Week 8: Closing with mandalas

Nothing is live and the course will be open to you for 6 months after your date of registration. No art skills necessary!