In this online class, you will learn how to reduce stress, as you develop your art practice. Nourish your creativity and well-being while exploring various art mediums like watercolour, mixed media canvas painting and creative writing. Explore nature, play, joy, curiousity and fun through a place of mindfulness. A combination of evidence and best practice information will be provided, as well as films to understand the interplay between the science and health of taking care of ourselves through the arts and the art making practice as a full embodied experience. Homework and journaling exercises will be given throughout the course to compliment the classes.
art & well-being
TIME: 1:00 - 3:00PM
TERM DATES: November 2nd, 2020 - December 19th, 2020
Isabel Fryszberg, builds resilience and health through creative engagement. Isabel is an interdisciplinary artist bringing with her the depth and breathe from her wide palatte. She is an arts-based, registered occupational therapist program developer and coach, visual artist, singer songwriter and documentary filmmaker. Isabel works with non-profit groups, health, corporate and social organizations to create wellness through the arts. She is also a status lecturer at the University of Toronto. Isabel founded Creative Works Studio, the innovative, arts based, occupational therapy program for adults living with mental health and addiction issues which she ran for over twenty years in her role as creative lead at St. Michael’s Hospital. Isabel has also directed and produced several independent documentary films : What's Art Got To Do With It? which aired on the CBC documentary channel, Memories that Sing and In Search of Joy. She has released her own debut album of original songs called Hearts and Arrows, as well as spearheaded a music album, Coming Out of Darkness as a community arts engagement project. She has presented at conferences nationally and internationally throughout her career and conducted workshops and train the trainer opportunities for students and staff on arts based approaches. Most recently she has created an online course on arts based practice through the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). Isabel integrates all her creative endeavors with integrity and a passionate desire to combine art making and well-being for all ages across the life span: www.isabelfryszberg.com