20 2022

Art + Healing Workshop: They didn't know we were seeds

1:00PM - 3:00PM  

These art therapy sessions are aimed at people from Indigenous and Jewish communities who are survivors or intergenerational survivors of residential schools, day schools, the Sixties Scoop, the Millennial Scoop, and the Holocaust.

Participants will hear from Edmonton Public Library’s Elder in Residence Nohkom Jo-Ann Saddleback on the meaning of art and creativity from a Nehiyaw (Plains Cree) perspective and then work with Heather Frayne, a therapist from Jewish Family Services who specializes in expressive arts therapy. Participants will work with provided art supplies to create artworks about their inner and outer face and then share with the group (if they are comfortable).

Supplies and snacks will be provided.

This is part of a series of programming being held in partnership with Edmonton Public Library, The Jewish Federation of Edmonton, and Jewish Family Services as part of Carol Wylie’s They didn’t know we were seeds exhibit which showcases portraits of both residential school and Holocaust survivors. This project is aimed at creating intercultural dialogue and spaces. These workshops are funded by the Edmonton Community Foundation.

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