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Free Public Event: Culture Works Arts & Wellness Workshop – for Artists and Creatives
April 12 @ 9:30 AM - 2:00 PMFree
We have known for decades that exposure to and experience with the arts play a part in both mental and physical wellness . Most health organizations have at least a small component of arts & music therapy active in their hospital settings, and most business organizations understand that including visual art pieces throughout their work spaces and buildings is not only aesthetically pleasing but can serve as a mentally soothing focal point for employees and visitors. The pandemic has heightened awareness of the impact of the arts, demonstrating the real effect on employee mental health and morale.
This one-day free workshop for artists and creatives will provide training on therapeutic impacts, teaching artists and creatives to use their artistic skills to provide therapeutic support in workplace and similar settings. This training will allow artists to gain skills to support their creative outreach and expand the resources available to the community, impacts that are good for our region’s residents.
Led by Ashley Hall, founder of Longy School of Music of Bard College’s innovative career coaching program, along with accredited Art, Music, and Movement therapists from the Cleveland Clinic’s Arts & Medicine program and the Dayton region, this workshop will teach attendees how to provide therapeutic wellness services and how to build their own wellness workshops by giving them basic skills in art/music/movement therapy measures emphasizing what aspects of art participation offer the most benefit.
Following the workshop, those attendees who wish to create their own program may register with Culture Works as a workshop provider to be scheduled into workplace settings as requested by the business community as paid providers for therapeutic experiences.
Due to the nature of this workshop, full day attendance is required. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees.
The event will be held in the lower level of the Arcade, in The Tank space.
This workshop is made possible and free to attendees by generous funding from Montgomery County and CareSource.