Art for Healing

Online Workshops

Harness the healing power of the expressive arts to reignite a deeper connection with yourself. Explore your innate creativity through art-making, journaling, and gentle dance movement.

Benefits
  • Easy access to your creative practice 

  • Expands and reshapes your inner self as creator

  • Changes your attitude in the face of life challenges

  • Integrates your mind/body/spirit

Workshop Testimonials

"The Art Journaling for Healing workshop led by Mabel was so powerful and really influenced my own art making!  Her workshops are so comfortable and I felt encouraged to explore in a relaxed and non-intimidating environment!  I now follow her work and can’t wait for the next workshop."

- Debbie, participant, Ruth's Table, 2018


 

"Mabel’s workshop was a fun and inspirational afternoon. Mabel demonstrated the materials, showed us her own beautiful journal, then set us free to play, offering thoughtful words along the way.  The workshop reminded me that creative self-expression is important for so many reasons."

- Marcie, participant, Ruth's Table, 2018

"I attended Mabel's Art Journaling workshop knowing very little about art and healing, so I decided to attend with a willingly open heart.  In the process of creation, I was able to identify with words, shapes, and figures, the emotions I had such a hard time describing before.  By bringing it to light, this enabled me to tap into my emotions to activate them within me."

- Nataly, private group participant, 2019

Credit: Ruth's Table

Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Your Journey Begins Here!

Come explore art journaling in this fun and relaxing class led by artist Mabel Valdiviezo. In this session, we experiment with accessible and easy to use materials, playing in a safe space that enables us to reconnect to our own unique personal expression through art.

 

What You'll Experience

We begin with setting our intentions for grounding and centering while deepening a meaningful connection with peers in our group. Using a variety of art materials and family archival photos, you create in the flow of the moment while exploring easy techniques for collage, painting, and life-affirming writing. We finalize our session by sharing our artwork, love, respect, and encouragement for one another.

 

Benefits
  • Increases Joy

  • Enhances Imagination

  • Cultivates Social Belonging

  • Share Life's Wisdom in Community

 

Materials: Bring photos or printed images of loved ones.

No experience necessary.

Class limited to 10 participants. 

 

I facilitate this workshop in community centers, schools and in private settings. Contact me for more information.

 

Art Journaling for Healing

I facilitate these workshops virtually and in community centers, schools, and in private settings in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact me for more information.

Your Journey Begins Here!

Explore art journaling in this fun class, create your own visual diary and develop an art practice that leads to personal healing, reduced stress and a renewed joy for life.

 

What You'll Experience

You'll experiment with accessible materials, playing in a safe space that enables you to bring out your own unique personal expression through art.

Using recycled materials, colored pencils, water-based pastels, ink, and archival photos, you'll make beautiful diary pages while exploring techniques such as collage, drawing, and painting, as well as life-affirming writing.

 

Benefits

  • Reduces Stress

  • Increases Joy

  • Improves Well Being

 

Materials: Bring photos or printed images of loved ones.

No experience necessary.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area

I facilitate these workshops virtually and in community centers, schools, and in private settings in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact me for more information.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Art for Cultural Healing

Location: San Francisco Bay Area

I facilitate these workshops virtually and in community centers, schools, and in private settings in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact me for more information.

Your Journey Begins Here!

Heal your Latinx/Latina/Latino inner child with a soothing art journaling session. Learn how to use collage, water-based painting and drawing while releasing stress and emotional pain.

 

What You'll Experience

We begin with a brief introduction to art journaling followed by a culturally infused ritual to set our intentions. As the immigrant community is often portrayed in negative ways, we commit to a process of individual and group inquiry to challenge internalized beliefs of fear, shame, and inadequacy. 

 

We experiment with accessible materials, exploring in a healing space that enables us to bring out our own unique personal expression through art. We emerge from this holistic and creative process determined to lead our lives with greater courage and pride for who we are.​​

Benefits
  • Enhances Self-esteem

  • Enables Empowerment

  • Releases Trauma​​​

 

Materials: Bring a symbol of your cultural heritage.

No experience necessary.

Art for Seniors

Credit: Ruth's Table

Location: San Francisco Bay Area

I facilitate these workshops virtually and in community centers, schools, and in private settings in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact me for more information.

Your Journey Begins Here!

Come explore art journaling in this fun and relaxing class led by artist Mabel Valdiviezo. In this session, we experiment with accessible and easy to use materials, playing in a safe space that enables us to reconnect to our own unique personal expression through art.

 

What You'll Experience

We begin with setting our intentions for grounding and centering while deepening a meaningful connection with peers in our group. Using a variety of art materials and family archival photos, you create in the flow of the moment while exploring easy techniques for collage, painting, and life-affirming writing. We finalize our session by sharing our artwork, love, respect, and encouragement for one another.

 

Benefits
  • Enhances Imagination

  • Cultivates Social Belonging

  • Share Life's Wisdom in Community

 

Materials: Bring your memories.

No experience necessary.

 

Family Tree Art Workshop

Location: San Francisco Bay Area

I facilitate these workshops virtually and in community centers, schools, and in private settings in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact me for more information.

Your Journey Begins Here!

Have you been seeking to explore the emotional connection with your family but don’t know how? This workshop provides a gentle and safe space to create your own unique family tree.

 

What You'll Experience

We begin with a healing ritual to set our intention on preserving our heritage and finding healing for our families. Working in collage with family photos or avatars, various access to use art materials, and objects from nature, you put together a tree that represents your constellation of family relationships.

 

With you at the center, your parents and grandparents become the branches. Then, each relative is connected to symbols and emotions that embody them. During this process, we bring inquiry to find the teachings that your relatives have passed on to you. We finalize our session with a closing ceremony to express gratitude for the insights we have received.

Benefits
  • Reconnecting with our family history

  • Honoring our ancestors

  • Integrating our multicultural roots

 

Materials: Bring photos or printed images of loved ones.

No experience necessary.

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