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DRAWN TOGETHER WORKSHOP SERIES with Katarina Thorsen:
FULL DAY (6.5 hours) or 3 PARTS (2.5 hours each)
In this therapeutic art workshop series, artist/author and art facilitator, Katarina Thorsen takes you through personal explorations of your Past, Present and Future through creative expression tools. Katarina creates a safe and fun-filled haven for participants to learn journaling, drawing and anxiety tools.
NO PREVIOUS ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Birth/Roots exercise [History- where have you been?]
Connections exercise [How did you get here?]
Letting Go exercise [Reflecting on challenging events]
Self-Portrait exercise [Reflecting on the need for normalcy]
Mindmap exercise [Where do you want to go from here, planning]
Act As If exercise [Paradigm shift]
This workshop series is derived from Katarina’s book: DRAWN TOGETHER
• ART DIRECTOR, IN HOUSE ARTIST by post street
Born in Sweden, Kat Thorsen was mainly raised in British Columbia, Canada. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in 1984, Kat pursued studies in fine arts, psychology, special education, behavioral evidence analysis and restorative justice. She raised two children while pursuing her visual art career and her professional development.
Since 2005, Kat has worked as therapeutic art facilitator and support worker for Circles of Support and Accountability (community support for high risk sex offenders), at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre and Keith Lynn Alternative Secondary School, in the North Vancouver and Burnaby School Districts, at a variety of residential care facilities in the Lower Mainland, in private and public workshops as well as at Intersections Media Opportunities for Youth Society on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Kat’s own artwork (drawing, painting, street art, journaling and crafting) can be found in private collections and on the streets of North America and Europe. Her popular interactive art encourages participants to become part of the creative process. Kat published her first book, Drawn Together- Maintaining Connections and Navigating Life’s Challenges with Art in 2013. Her next book is a true crime analysis and graphic novel based on her research into a historical Vancouver murder mystery. Passionate about the therapeutic power of art and its ability to build connections, Kat is now pursuing this passion fulltime in her new position as art director and in-house artist of @bypoststreet. She continues to provide therapeutic art workshops throughout the Lower Mainland.
Get ready to dig deep and to create!