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    Thursday, 3-6pm (Pacific)

    In-person and virtual open studio sessions are FREE and open to the public (Participants must be at least 18 years old)

    Registration required for entry

    No art making experience necessary!

    The in-person open studios are held at the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center, located on 4445 SW Barbur Blvd.

    L&C Open Studio is a community art studio meeting weekly where individuals are invited to come to create art and find community.

    Art Therapy Open Studio

    Participants may begin a new piece using a gentle prompt offered at the beginning of each session or work on their own new or ongoing pieces. Expect a short introduction, choose to work in silence or engage in conversation with others who choose to, and participate in a short recap on the making process at the end of the session. 

    Art for Social Change Open Studio

    These sessions focus on exploring social, racial, or political current events and we create art and dialogue about their impact on our communities and work together toward social change.

    Art in relationship transforms lives, builds community, examines social constructs, raises critical consciousness and creates a more just society. We are resolved to create spaces for healing, dialogue, and building community to use art to challenge oppression and achieve our collective liberation to work with oppressed communities to decolonize and dismantle systems of oppression on our campus and beyond


    Public Practice Art Therapy

    What is an open studio/art hive?

    • accessible community based art-as-therapy studio
    • decolonized approach to healing
    • inclusive creative space to promote autonomy through self-directed expression
    • a trauma-informed, socially-just, equitable space for engaging in art making for wellness
    • a place to witness each other’s art and art-making process 
    • a place to build community and help promote personal and collective growth through artmaking, and sharing in discussion

    Who can participate? 

    • Anyone can participate in open studio.You do not need experience with art making in order to engage in the open studio/art hive.
    • All participants must complete the pre-registration form through the Art Therapy website prior to attending the group
    • Participants must be at least 18 years old
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