Brush With Grief Workshops

Welcome to our “Brush With Grief” workshop page! This subclinical, supportive group operates at a ratio of six members per facilitator group and utilizes eco and ephemeral art media to provide an active approach to engage with loss, grief, and life transition. Held within a death-conscious, multicultural, and transpersonally informed therapeutic environment, experience and expression are honored.

During this four-hour workshop, participants will create eco-friendly plant and animal-based brushes while learning to process grief in a safe place to cry. This workshop is designed to be both creative and relaxing, allowing participants to take home their art as a way of transpersonal integration and spiritual process.

Our experienced facilitators will guide you through the process of creating your brushes and will provide therapeutic interventions throughout the workshop. You will have the opportunity to share your story in a group and practice three essential healing skills: listening, validating, and asking open-ended questions.

The workshop will address the following value propositions:

Process Grief
Safe Place To Cry
Take Home Art
Transpersonal Integration
Spiritual Process
Connection With Nature
Vent Anger
Honor Loss
Celebrate Life
Share Memories
Ephemeral Art

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with others who are experiencing grief and to process your own grief in a safe and supportive environment. Join us for our next “Brush With Grief” workshop and experience the healing power of art.

Please see our workshop schedule and pricing information below. If you have any questions or would like to register for the workshop, please contact us at [insert contact information].

Workshop Schedule:

Introduction and Opening Meditation (15 minutes)
Instruction on Creating Eco-Friendly Brushes (45 minutes)
Group Sharing and Processing (60 minutes)
Guided Meditation and Relaxation (30 minutes)
Instruction on Creating Ephemeral Art (45 minutes)
Group Sharing and Processing (60 minutes)
Closing Meditation and Sharing (15 minutes)
Pricing Information:

General Admission: $50
Student Discount: $30 (with valid student ID)
We look forward to seeing you at our “Brush With Grief” workshop!

Welcome to our subclinical art process group, where we will be creating eco-friendly plant and animal-based brushes. This activity is designed to help you engage with your emotions and explore your grief or loss through an active and creative approach.

Materials Needed:

  • A variety of natural fibers such as wool, cotton, silk, and bamboo
  • Animal hair such as horse, goat, or boar hair
  • Scissors
  • Twine or thread
  • Pliers
  • Pencil or pen
  • Small dish of water
  • Bowl or container

Step 1: Choose the fibers and animal hair you want to use for your brush. You can mix and match different materials to create a unique brush.

Step 2: Cut your fibers and hair to the desired length. You can experiment with different lengths to see how they affect the texture of your brush.

Step 3: Arrange your fibers and hair into a bundle. You can use pliers to hold them together if needed.

Step 4: Tie the bundle tightly with twine or thread, leaving a tail of twine or thread about 6 inches long.

Step 5: Use scissors to trim the tail of twine or thread to the desired length.

Step 6: Dip the tail of twine or thread into a small dish of water to wet it.

Step 7: Using a pencil or pen, wrap the wet twine or thread around the base of the bundle, starting at the tail and working towards the top. Make sure to wrap tightly and evenly.

Step 8: Once you reach the top of the bundle, tie the twine or thread tightly to secure it in place.

Step 9: Use scissors to trim any excess twine or thread.

Step 10: Place your finished brush in a bowl or container to dry.

Congratulations, you have created your own eco-friendly plant and animal-based brush! This activity can be repeated as many times as you like to create multiple brushes.

Please note that this activity is designed to be facilitated by a clinical therapist, who will guide you through the process and provide support as needed. It is important to be mindful of any emotions that may arise during this activity and to communicate with the therapist if you need additional support.

Remember, this activity is just one tool in the healing process, and it can be used in combination with other therapeutic interventions to help you on your journey towards healing and self-discovery.