Pablo Picasso once said, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." It is no surprise, then, that many people around the world use art as a means to approach emotional and mental health – or to simply find greater peace and meaning in their lives. The Art of Healing is an affirmation of the transformative power of art as a meditative practice. Through creative exercise, this course will provide a source of awareness, communication, and self-insight to guide your path of restoration and healing.
*This workshop is a lecture on Lauren's personal experience with mindful art therapy + utilizing art as a mindfulness practice. This is not an art therapy session. If you are seeking an art therapist please contact: The American Art Therapy Association*
Lauren Engel is an Art Historian and Conservation Assistant at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Lauren has a Master of Fine Arts in Art History and Museum Studies from New York University, as well as a BA in Art History, Anthropology and Studio Art from NYU. A proud proponent of the transformative power of art, Lauren practices mindful art therapy, which places inner contemplation, openness and visual language at its center, demonstrating how traditional Eastern wisdom can be integrated into modern psychotherapeutic practice for mind-body wellness.