Creating Artists’ Health provides opportunities for artists to work on creative projects with seasoned artist-facilitators and mentors. The programs are discipline-specific intensive workshops that prompt artistic responses to topics in artists’ health. Upcoming in 2019 Poetic HeARTwork writing workshop. Scroll down to learn more and register.
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Writing for Wellness: Poetic Heartwork
March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 2019
Aga Khan Museum, 2-4 pm
Series of 5 workshops: $35
Award winning artist and poet Timaj Garad will lead a 5-week series of workshops at the Aga Khan Museum on Sundays, 2-4 pm from March 17-April 14, 2019. The Poetic HeARTwork series cultivates well-being by deepening creative writing and wellness practices anchored in self-love; including body, mind, emotional, and spiritual domains, and strengthening our capacity towards radical self and community care. Participants in this program are invited to a deeper exploration of how poetry can inform and enhance their own well-being. The final session will focus on strengthening participants’ capacity towards radical self and community care and engage participants in a collaborative process of extending self-love to create thriving, resilient communities. This series is open to 15 artists of all disciplines and will focus on the following themes:
Week 1 – March 9 : Poetic Body Wisdom
Week 2 – March 16 : Teaching the Mind what the Heart knows
Week 3 – March 23 : The Balance of Letting go and Letting in
Week 4 – March 30 : Finding Purpose in the Poetic
Week 5 – April 6 : Heart to Heartwork: Re-imagining Community
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