I have developed and facilitated a number of workshops and retreats for non-profits, professional teams and private groups. These workshops have been facilitated both in person and online.
No art experience is required!
Past participants have been
Newcomer young adults
Parenting group participants
Children and youth
These workshops have supported groups in
team building, collective & individual nurturance, idea sharing, creating spaces to help teams process grief and loss, addressing burn-out, connecting to a sense of play, creativity, curiosity and exploration together. All workshops are customizable to meet your needs.
Some of the organizations that I have facilitated for are:
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Pacific Community Resources Society
KEYS Job Centre
Enlisting creativity to support team building, values exploration, intention and goal setting.
Nurturing The Workplace
Metaphors from nature will assist us in creatively exploring individual and collective emotional health, assess for burnout, develop ways to foster & grow systemic resilience and capacity
The Nervous System at Work
This workshop is a must for leaders, staff, volunteers, peers and mentors interested in co-creating trauma informed, safe spaces.
Grief and Loss
Cultivating a safe and supportive space to creatively be with collective and individual experiences of grief and loss.
Rediscovering the Art of Play
Through art making we will dabble, try new things, experiment, make mistakes and....play!
Promoting embodiment by being with and listening to our bodies in a gentle and creative way.
Self-Nurturance When Supporting Others
Together we will creatively explore what it means to soothe, ground, listen to our needs and create boundaries while supporting others.
for Teens and Pre-teens
Enlisting creativity to support connection, self exploration and expression with pre-teens and teens ages 10-19. Art making and topics explored will be customized.
Storytime With Kat
Art making with children ages 4-10. Our time together will begin with a story and lead to a time of art making and play. The emphasis is on process and discovery. Art making and topics can be customized.
Passageways: Creatively Marking Times of Transition
Collective art making can provide a way of marking important life transitions such as:
the passing of loved ones
transitioning into adulthood, adolescence, retirement
thresholds such as commitment ceremonies and weddings
baby welcoming and parent becoming