SOLD OUT! Art of Aging: Transforming the Narrative of Life

As we age, we experience many changes to our bodies, our identities, our relationships, and our legacies.  Inspired by Angeles Arrien’s book, The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom, I invite you to experience how art and symbolism can help us to discover meaning.  I will be offering imagery and poetry as a springboard to your personal exploration. Through art making, reflective writing and sharing the wisdom of aging, we will explore the themes of:

- Physical changes

- The unknown

- Authenticity

- Relationships

- Legacy

- Creative expression

- Nature's renewal

- Letting go!

Audience: This workshop is suitable for adults. 

No Art experience needed.  Art materials included. 

Please bring a lunch, water bottle and snack each day. 

Registration cost: $198 plus GST & Eventbrite Fees*  

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Tues-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees  

Registration closes on Thur. Sept 12, 2019 at 9PM  

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Cynthia Brown, B.ED, AT, DKATI, is a professional art therapist and educator co-creating relationships in the fields of art, expressive therapies and education. She has facilitated workshops and sessions with groups and individuals using art therapy in various settings and is a professional member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association. Cynthia is certified in Therapeutic Body Mapping and is a Touch Drawing facilitator. She also teaches kindergarten, working with several Independent arts- and nature-based schools. Cynthia has taught English in Japan and has travelled extensively throughout the world. She lives with her husband in Cochrane, Alberta.