Artful Grief: Open Art Studio
Two day experience: The Art Studio is open from 9 to 5 each day.
The Artful Grief: Open Art Studio is a safe, sacred and quiet space for participants to create their own art work in response to their personal journey and experience healing and transformation. The studio will serve as an "art making" sanctuary that meets the ongoing needs of attendees throughout the conference. No talent required, only the willingness to be with what is in your heart, for “a picture is worth a thousand words.”
As part of the Artful Grief: Open Art Studio experience, Sharon will share her own journey of healing through the creative process of collage making. A few of the collages she created will be on display as she answers questions about the images that arose from her loss.
There will be a designated “Exhibition Space" where participants may display their art work. These heartfelt images will serve as markers along the path to healing, will stimulate conversation and make sacred the shared journey.
An Artful Grief: Open Art Studio was offered during the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) National Conference: May 2017 and TAPS National Suicide Survivors Conference: Gold Star Families: Military: October 2017 and the Association for Death Education and Counseling National Conference, 2018.