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Be Here Now Workshop
Expressive Arts Wellness Retreat 

Program Description

Be Here Now is a two-day painting workshop and introduction to the Expressive Arts (EXA). Whether you are a seasoned painter or complete beginner, this workshop will show you the therapeutic nature of the expressive arts and how it offers new ways of being with ourselves and our creativity. EXA is process-oriented with a focus on expression, imagination, and mind-body connection. By using an EXA approach to artmaking, the creative process becomes experimental and open, offering a chance for participants to see their innate creativity as a resource for day-to-day life. 

What to Expect

In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of Expressive Arts. EXA is an intermodal approach to artmaking that incorporates multiple forms of creative expression. The Be Here Now Workshop will focus on painting with the accompaniment of writing, music, movement, stories, nature, and meditation as a part of the process. This is not your average painting workshop. Expect to play, move, experiment, connect and be in community.
No Previous Skills Required.

Materials Needed: Sketch Book, Journal, Writing Materials, Comfortable Paint Clothes, Water Bottle, Lunch or arrangements with CABIN.


The Be Here Now Workshop use Pine Cottage and the Outdoor Shelter as our nesting place for the weekend. There will be space for participants to set up their canvases outdoors and some programming will take place outside with nature.

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August 26, 2023
August 27, 2023
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10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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+1 (905) 893-1121