These art therapy sessions are open to everyone but we particularly welcome people from Indigenous and Jewish communities who are survivors or intergenerational survivors of residential schools, day schools, the Sixties Scoop, the Millennial Scoop, and the Holocaust.
Participants will hear from EPL’s Elder in Residence Nohkom Jo-Ann Saddleback on the meaning of art and creativity from a Nehiyaw (Plains Cree) perspective and then work with Heather Frayne, a therapist from Jewish Family Services who specializes in expressive arts therapy. Participants will work with provided art supplies to create artworks about their inner and outer face and then share with the group (if they are comfortable).
Supplies and snacks will be provided.
This is part of a series of programming being held in partnership with EPL, The Jewish Federation of Edmonton, and Jewish Family Services as part of Carol Wylie’s They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds exhibit which showcases portraits of both residential school and Holocaust survivors. This project is aimed at creating intercultural dialogue and spaces. These workshops are funded by the Edmonton Community Foundation.