Warm ups are offered to engage participants directly with art materials
No expectation to produce a specific image
Technique is de-emphasized so that the natural creativity of the individual is allowed expression
A non-judgmental discussion of artwork is facilitated to explore its significance and promote insight.
Opens up new possibilities of understanding often revealing aspects of the self not previously evident.
Through a process-oriented approach to making art, participants will explore the development of their own visual language. Using simple art materials and warm-up activities encourages participants to recognize and 'read' the unique visual language their own marks create. No previous experience or skill is required as this approach draws upon each person's natural ability to choose the shapes, colours and quality of line that are best suited for their own expression.
Wednesday Sept. 4, 6-8:30 @studio 556, 556 Toronto St. Victoria
To register call 778 433-8354 or Susanna.Ruebsaat@outlook.com
Fee: $75 includes materials and tea
Designed as an introductory taste of the powerful ransformative therapeutic approach of art making, these seven sessions explore working with the unconscious with themes such as dreams, self-image, personal mythology, the child self, personality typology, the inner “disturber,” and supervision.
When: October 24th, November 7th, 21st, December 10th 2019 and January 16th and 30th 2020.
Where: VICCIR- 3939 Saint Peter’s Rd (Victoria)
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm with a break
Cost: $85 per session includes materials (15% of the cost will be donated to
Vancouver Island Counselling Center for Immigrants and Refugees). Registration
for the full series has a 30% discount
Through a process-oriented approach to making art, participants explore the development of their own visual language. Guided warm-up activities encourage participants to recognize and 'read' the unique visual language their own ‘mark-making’ creates. This approach draws upon each person's natural ability to choose the shapes, colours and quality of line that are best suited for their own expression.
Exploring self-image, both from an archetypal perspective and experientially through art making, activates the most fundamental of symbol making processes of the psyche. Symbols of the self represent not only the individual and their particular circumstances, but all of humanity and its connection to the transpersonal.
Explores images and stories of the child still present in the psyche of the adult. Through a variety of art making activities, aspects of the self that hold important links to creativity and healing are activated and explored in a non-judgmental and compassionate atmosphere.
The Authentic Self and the False Self Seem to Speak in Different Languages. They have different voices and speak of different things. What are they speaking of? Do we know the difference? What are they trying to tell us? Who do they belong to? Is there a place for both of them? This inquiry is framed with a Depth Psychological perspective of these voices and the inner figures they are connected to in relation to the Self, the Ego, the Persona and the Shadow archetypes.
Using C. G. Jung’s work in psychological types as a framework, this course explores the thinking, feeling, sensation and intuition functions of the personality and the roles of these functions towards self-actualization. Through the natural activation of the four functions in the decision making processes of art making, a more direct experience of each occurs, offering a more immediate understanding of their integration. Further insight is facilitated through exploration of each participant's art making process through discussion.
Dreams and art both tap into the healing dimension of the unconscious. Through art making we can come into relationship with the images in the dream and work with it as a living process rather than a static image to be interpreted. This workshop is framed within a Jungian perspective drawing on the archetypes for guidance.
The dream we have is different than the dream we remember, which is different than the dream we tell another, and is a different dream yet again when written or painted. The dream is a living entity that moves through us, changing as it changes us
The future cannot be changed because it has not yet happened. But the past can be changed to what is meant to be. The ability to move beyond one’s present narrative and all its assumptions and prescriptions and into one’s living myth is the mythopoetic that is unfolding in this very moment. This process is both receptive and active, affirming the paradoxes we face in life both internally and in the world, and brings polarities into relationship.
In the disquiet of the countertransference the “disturber” within is intimating an unconscious call for a change of attitude. Supervision includes this intimate inner figure as an archetypal force entering the intersubjective field and—in an atmosphere of support and mirroring of the professional-self of the practitioner—is invited to be engaged through the contents of the counter transference itself. Assisting in the development of the transformative potential of the “disturber” calls for the discernment of its deeper intent, or ulterior motive we might say. Simply put, the presence of a “disturber” is a demand for change.