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CONTACT KATARINA: Email

KATARINA THORSEN: CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT FACILITATOR

MISSION: to facilitate dialogue and collaborative strategizing through creative engagement

Photo by Zöe Harvey

SERVICES:

• THERAPEUTIC ART FACILITATION

• GRAPHIC RECORDING, VISUAL FACILITATION, VISUAL STORYTELLING

• CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT CONSULTATION

Katarina (Kat) Thorsen, is an artist, a creative engagement and therapeutic art facilitator and a craftivist passionate in her belief that art can heal and build connections.

Kat specializes in arts-based programming for all ages, in particularly engaging at-risk populations.

The heart of her work is visual storytelling, graphic recording, whole brain engagement and facilitation.

Her interactive art events and street art encourages participants to become part of the creative process.

Kat’s own artwork can be found in private collections in North America and Europe.  She published her first book, Drawn Together- Maintaining Connections and Navigating Life’s Challenges with Artin 2013.

Her next book is a true crime analysis in the form of a graphic novel.  Kat resides in Vancouver, Canada.

Katarina Thorsen Curriculum Vitae PDF: available upon request

AWARDS:

Woman of Worth Award 2014: Humanitarian of the Year

City of North Vancouver 2010 Civic Youth Award: Outstanding Supporter of Youth.

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“Sarah, I think of you.” In memory of Sarah de Vries.  Donated to Coquitlam RCMP detachment, 2002

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Creative Engagement and Therapeutic Art Clients and Collaborators include:

School districts: North Vancouver, Burnaby, Vancouver, Sunshine Coast

Schools: Mountainside Secondary, Keith Lynn Alternative Secondary, Alpha Secondary, Byrne Creek Secondary, Strathcona Elementary, West Pointe Grey Academy, Roberts Creek Elementary, Elphinstone Secondary, Small Talk Preschool for Language Disorders, Bayview Community, SelfDesign Home Schooling, Rhodes Wellness College, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia

Youth Programs: HELP Street Youth, Granville Youth Health Clinic, Inner City Youth, Intensive Youth Outreach Services, Hollyburn Family Services, Frames Film Project, Intersections Media Opportunities for Youth Society, Burnaby Neighborhood House, Burnaby Youth Custody Centre, Pacific Community Resource Society, Passion to Lead, Strathcona Community Centre, YouthCO

Restorative Justice Programs: North Shore Restorative Justice, Punky Lake Wilderness Society, Shaking the Movers, Centre for Restorative Justice, Circles of Support and Accountability

As well as: City of Surrey, City of Vancouver, NGU Consultants, Spruce Harbour Marina, Canucks Autism Network, Tapestry Retirement Living, Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities, Hawthorne Memory Care, Evergreen Extended Care, Concert Properties, Leisure Care Canada, Vancouver Coastal Health, Bayshore Home Health Care, Beauty Night Society, Friends for Life, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Operation Sock Monkey

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 You can connect with Katarina at the following sites:

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Kat with her daughter, Anna Thorsen, and Tobey.

ART BLOG: katthorsen.com

CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT: katthorsen.com and cultureofcare.ca

LINKEDIN: Katarina Thorsen

TWITTER: KatThorsen

FACEBOOK: Kat Thorsen

INSTAGRAM: poststreet

TUMBLR: Kat Thorsen

ETSY SHOP: etsy.com/shop/katarinathorsen

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DISCLAIMER:
Katarina Thorsen, BSc (1984, University of British Columbia) is not a board-certified art therapist.  
Katarina has over 25+ years of frontline experience with special needs populations,  facilitating artistic expression in one-on-one and group settings.

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