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Welcome to Altered Book Club!

Altered Book Club was created for those who struggle with the desire to create but maybe can't find the time, are feeling creatively stuck or feeling overwhelmed by the all the elements involved in creating such as preparing or cleaning up.

An altered book is essentially an old book where the pages are transformed with art. It can be used as a journal, a place for self-expression, play, inspiration and more. 

This group is a place for you to carve out that time for yourself to create. A place to connect with others and yourself. A place to make a mess and not have to clean up. A place to learn tips and tricks for when you're feeling stuck creatively or emotionally. 

Interested? Keep on reading for more details!


 

Altered Book Club

Image by Tom Hermans

The Outline:

Altered Book Club is designed to be a casual, relaxed and mostly self-guided group experience. In the first week you will get to choose from a variety of books to make your altered book. Each week there will be a variety of different prompts based on the themes listed below. However, I encourage everyone to work with whatever is showing up for them each day. There will be a buffet of materials, tea, a cozy environment, music and discussion with others. A general format of introduction, art-making and sharing.

What to Expect:
Week One:
A prompt for self-reflection
Week Two: A prompt for relationship with others
Week Three: A prompt for the past
Week Four: A prompt for the future

NO ART EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. If you have never picked up a paintbrush or crayon, this group is still for you. It's my job to help support you through a creative process and to help you reflect on what is showing up for you. Our goal here isn't to create something full of technique, skill and beauty. But to create because it feels good, meaningful or fun. 


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The details

Date: Tuesdays, November 7th-28th (4 Weeks)
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Address: 60 Main Street E, Second Floor, Huntsville ON

Cost: $100 + HST (TOTAL: $113.00)
Ages: 16+, Adults. Great activity to bring your teen along with you and connect!

There is no right way to create art. It is an expression of our inner world.

Need to know:

This program is considered to be non-clinical. This means that although this program is designed and facilitated by a professional art therapist and registered psychotherapist the intention is not to provide psychotherapy.

However, it is designed to be educational, fun and therapeutic. Art-making and play are naturally therapeutic modalities and this program is considered "art as therapy". I am here to support and educate the participants throughout the program. 

You do not need to have any art experience to participate! This is not an art class, and I am not an art teacher. Although I am knowledgeable of art supplies and techniques, our goal is focused more on process than product. 
 

So what does art have to do with it?

 Art therapy is a process that allows us to be curious about ourselves through a gentle and creative approach. It provides us with opportunities to reflect, play and connect with ourselves in a tactile and visual way. It allows you to express yourself differently that doesn’t necessarily involve words. Human beings are innately creative. It’s a process that allows you to cultivate empowerment in your life, to understand your experiences, to reflect on your direction and to build a strong sense of self.

REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 10st. Please email Connor@BirchwoodArtTherapy.ca to request being put on the waitlist and a reminder email for registration.

Please thoroughly read through the next steps in order to register:

Option one:

  • E-mail me at Connor@BirchwoodArtTherapy.ca requesting to register (I will get back to you within 24 hours)

  • You will receive a welcome and informational email to pre-save your spot and ask you to fill out some info

  • Payment of $113.00 can be paid by e-transfer to Connor@BirchwoodArtTherapy.ca

  • Once payment is received your spot is confirmed. Your spot is not confirmed until payment is received

  • You will be sent a digital receipt and an online consent form to sign

Option Two:

  • Click the link below that will bring you to the "Power Diary" booking portal

  • Create an account and choose "Book Class"

  • Move through the calendar until you find the start date of your preferred workshop/group

  • Continue following the steps until registration

  • Within 24 hours you will receive a welcome email to pre-save your spot and ask you to fill out some info

  • Payment of $113.00 can be paid by e-transfer to Connor@BirchwoodArtTherapy.ca

  • Once payment is received your spot is confirmed. Your spot is not confirmed until payment is received

  • You will be sent a digital receipt and an online consent form to sign

     

IMPORTANT INFO ON REFUNDS AND POLICIES:
Please send payment after your spot has been confirmed, as soon as possible. Without payment prior to the group your spot may not be confirmed and may open up for someone else. Refunds are available with 48 hours of your start date and I cannot issue a refund after this time. I cannot refund for any missed days. For any missed days I cannot accommodate with a private session without payment. Receipts will be issued after payment has been received. Please consider these policies before registration. Thank you.


 

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