Collage For The Soul
Sponsored by Bread of Life
“Collage for the Soul” offers opportunities for individuals to join with others to create personalized collages. Collage (the arranging of cut magazine images on mat board using scissors and glue) is an artistic way to explore a variety of introspective themes. This easy to learn and addictive art form is a tremendous way to give voice to the experiences and musings that so often go unspoken, and the results can be surprising & transforming. Creating in community and sharing your work with appreciative people greatly deepens your experience.
Although the format is based on the more formal SoulCollage® program, each person is free to create and use the collages in their own intuitive way. Artists can make cards for their own SoulCollage© deck or simply create collages for their own pleasure and self-reflection.
At each gathering the facilitator will provide a poetic prompt along a particular contemplative theme. After a brief meditative discussion, participants will begin the process of collecting images. Those who are new to collage will be invited to learn basic techniques at the start of the program (after the prompt), while those who are familiar can begin working right away. We will work in silence to support creativity. Participants will be invited to stop approximately 30-40 minutes before the closing to share their images and experiences in an open discussion based on positive sharing. You will come away with one or more unique collages that you can savor.
These last few years have been difficult ones. For 2023, we will focus our collage sessions on positive emotions to help offset some of the angst so many of us have been feeling. Studies have shown that experiencing emotions like amusement, awe, excitement, hope, and inspiration is vital for anyone who desires to live a healthy and happy life. These often-fleeting moments can be the ones that make up for all the hard work and struggles inherent in living in our chaotic world. Positive emotions can reduce stress and boost a general well-being, allowing you to cope more effectively and preserve your mental health. This leads to more emotional resilience, helping you to recover from the negative effects of stress more quickly.
So please join us for these intuitive collage sessions where we focus on specific emotions, amplifying their positive energy in community with others.
February 25, 2023: HAPPINESS
May 20, 2023: JOY
September 6, 2023: CONTENTMENT
December 2, 2023: PEACE
SAMPLE COLLAGE CARDS:
All dates are Saturdays
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Fee: $40 paid in advance
Carol Mathew-Rogers, MA
Location: Bread of Life
1260 Fulton Avenue, Suite A
Sacramento CA 95825
Advance registration required by going to Bread of Life’s registration page.
In order to expand the creative arts into the world, Creative Edge is always looking for facilitators who have introspective and creative workshops to offer in areas such as visual arts, music, storytelling and other creative opportunities. Partnering with us expands your program reach to the benefit of all our participants. For a facilitator application, or to suggest a workshop, please send an email to Carol@creative-edge.org.
OUR REGISTRATION/REFUND POLICY
To honor the commitment of registrants and presenters we have a one-week registration deadline for all events unless otherwise noted. If the minimum number of registrants is not reached one week prior to an event, Creative Edge reserves the right to cancel the event. For events cancelled by Creative Edge, 100% of monies paid by registrant will be refunded. You may cancel your registration for an event by its registration deadline and be refunded all but a 10% processing fee or $5 minimum. For cancellations after the registration deadline we regret we cannot offer refunds as the monies are already committed.