Expressive Painting

as part of Art of Wellness
Expressive Painting
  • November 4th 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Capacity is limited to 10 participants per session. If you would like to be added to a wait list and contacted if a spot opens up, please email Education@BethelWoodsCenter.org

  • The Conservatory
  • Free - RSVP required.

The Art of Wellness, facilitated by Licensed Creative Arts Therapist Candace Rivela, is an opportunity to connect with fellow community members around themes of resilience, health, and wellness in a non-judgmental space to grow and heal. Group Creative Arts Therapy encourages the exploration of one’s self in relation to others, promotes a flow of creative energy, and allows for the fluid exchange of ideas and emotions unbound by the limits of verbal expression. It is our goal with these free and creative sessions to provide a safe space for people to connect, communicate, and create with peers who share interests. 

Watercolor paint is one of the most fluid, expressive art mediums. Using watercolors can help us to let go of a need for control and tap into our intuition and spontaneity. In this session, you’ll learn several easy watercolor techniques that will help you reach your creative potential. 

To attend this session, please RSVP using the form below. Please note that for your safety, capacity for this event is extremely limited.

Meet Your Teaching Artist:

Candace Rivela

Candace Rivela is a Board Certified, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. She received a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from SUNY New Paltz and a master's degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute. Candace is the Lead Teaching Artist in Museum Education and Creation Programs at Bethel Woods, helping to further development of the Teaching Artist Program. 

About The Program:

Group Creative Arts Therapy encourages the exploration of one’s self in relation to others, promotes a flow of creative energy, and allows for the fluid exchange of ideas and emotions unbound by the limits of verbal expression. Group sessions will explore specific themes around wellness.  Art of Wellness is designed for adults to practice optimal well-being in body and mind.

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