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Action Painting with Candace Rivela

as part of The Art of Wellness series at Bethel Woods
  • March 9th 2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • The Conservatory
  • $15; must be purchased in advance

March 9 Update: 

Due to the winter storm warnings and potential hazardous road conditions, this class has been cancelled. If you have a ticket, please note the following options:

+ If you would like to attend the make-up date on Thursday, March 10 - you do not need to do anything. Your ticket will be valid.

+ If you would like to attend a remaining class in this series (Community Drumming with Ann Teed on March 16 or Sound Healing with Marc Switko on March 23), please email

+ If you are unable to attend a make-up class or remaining class and would like a refund, please email

Thank you & stay safe!


Art, music, and movement combine for this colorful, expressive, one-of-a kind experience.

This workshop, facilitated by Creative Arts Therapist Candace Rivela, introduces action painting: a dynamic art form that relies on the body’s spontaneous movements and gestures to transform a blank canvas into an abstract work of art.

Live music provides the perfect beat and backdrop to help you connect to the present moment and your body’s natural rhythm.

Please be aware that we will be conducting temperature checks at the door and ask that you keep your mask on throughout the duration of this session. 

About The Instructor

Candace Rivela is the Lead Teaching Artist and Program Manager in the Museum Education and Creative Programs department at Bethel Woods. She received a BS in Fine Arts from SUNY New Paltz and a Masters degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute. Candace is a licensed, board-certified Creative Arts Therapist and brings her unique perspective on the healing power of the arts to her work at Bethel Woods.

About The Series:

Our Winter Wellness series offers the community weekly opportunities at the start of the new year to connect safely with others around themes of new beginnings, self-care, health and wellness. Classes vary from expressive arts activities that promote a flow of creative energy to mind-body practices to warm the body and spirit such as yoga, dance, and sound healing. Classes are facilitated by rotating guest artists and wellness practitioners from the local area.