No matter your experience during the pandemic, we can all agree that returning to life on campus has been full of mixed emotions. In order to help our community acknowledge and work through these emotions, the Marital and Family (Art) Therapy Department is offering a series of free art therapy workshops for CFA students, staff and faculty this year. The workshops will provide a creative and supportive space where art-making can be used to process our pandemic experience.
“We are aware that the deprivations and isolations of a closed campus have offered our community a variety of challenges and that every individual is uniquely facing the opening of our campus and the ‘return to normal,’” said Jessica Bianchi, an associate professor of marital and family therapy, who is facilitating the workshops.
A Supportive Space
The art therapy workshops are structured to provide a creative and supportive space where the community can separately and cooperatively process experiences while responding compassionately to each other. Each workshop will be taught by either art therapy graduate students, faculty or staff.
“We are thrilled to offer these free student- and faculty-led art therapy workshops in order to support our entire CFA community’s transition back to campus,” Bianchi said. “We are committed to offering creativity as a mental health resource during times of stress and transition and equally committed to including all voices of the community.”
There will be four workshops each month for different communities within CFA, all hosted in-person outside the Art Therapy Suite, University Hall 2500. Each workshop is either designed for new students, returning students, staff or faculty.
- New to Campus Students Tuesday October 12th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Returning to Campus Students Tuesday October 19th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Staff Tuesday Oct 26th 1-2 p.m.
- Faculty Wednesday Oct 20th 1:30 -2:30 p.m.
RSVP to attend the free workshops here.