Adult Classes | Art & Wellness

Tuesday

1/12/21 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sandoval, Anna

This class will provide students with the creative tools to improve overall functioning and will aim to introduce relaxation techniques that focus on positive thinking, mindfulness, self-awareness, and growth. Using therapeutic approach focused on natural expression and mindful intention, participants will learn to utilize important and beneficial coping skills to enhance wellness. Students will use a variety of art methods such as drawing, painting, clay, collage, graphic art, crafts, and collages. No experience, artistic training, or artistic skills required. Art supplies provided.

As a Registered Clinical Art therapist, Anna believes that if you empower people through art, they will see the world and their environment from a fresher perspective. Anna holds a Masters Degree in Art Therapy from Saint Mary of the Woods College, IN, and a BA in Studio Art and Psychology from the University of South Florida. In her private practice, Anna helps people facing a variety of daily issues like depression, anxiety, grief, and loss. Anna is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $112.00

Non-Member: $132.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00


Wednesday

1/13/21 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Baker, Karen

The loss of a spouse, a child, a family member, a friend, or even a beloved pet can be a very trying time, indeed. This course is designed to help you navigate the grieving process through the use of art. Students will discover the benefits of creating colorful and fun art projects while learning drawing and painting techniques combined with collage and found objects. We’ll also use writing exercises and journaling to help in understanding difficult emotions and promote healing. All materials are included.
Please note, this is not an art therapy class.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $112.00

Non-Member: $132.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


Friday

1/15/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mason Gehring

Explore your thoughts on identity through self-portraiture and discover the benefits of expressing yourself through art. In this class you will be asked to work expressively and your work will be inspired by your emotions and experiences. These emotions will be used simply to inspire our creative works. Students will create 3 self-portraits over the six-week course, with the final portrait an image of aspiration of a future self. Portraits will be created through a variety of mediums using drawing and painting, and some collage. We will discuss the self-portraits we create for their artistic merit and our sources of inspiration in creating them, but will not delve into the emotions or experiences themselves, in the way that you may with an art therapist.
Mason Gehring has a BFA from The School of Visual Arts and a Master’s degree in Arts in Medicine from the University of Florida. Her work focuses on using the self-portrait as a way to process emotion and share intimate thoughts.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00