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Free art therapy workshop at library

Mar 16, 2018
Making mobiles will be the focus of an intro to art therapy event at Rockland Public Library.

Rockland — Melissa Kelly, LCPC, will present a mobile making art therapy workshop Thursday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library on, 80 Union St.

Art therapy has become a household term of late Many people understand it to be just coloring in those beautiful adult coloring books; studies have indeed shown that coloring may reduce anxiety and stress. However, art therapy is much more.

Kelly holds an MS in Art Therapy and Counseling. She will provide a brief history of art therapy and how the art making process may provide valuable insight into one’s own emotions, thoughts and behavior patterns. The main focus of this workshop will be to provide participants with a hands-on experience to fully understand the potential power of the creative process and the information it can provide us with.

During the workshop, Kelly will guide participants in creating mobiles to reflect on how to find balance in our (sometimes hectic) lives. This event is free and open to the public. The workshop was organized for adults, but young adults are very welcome and encouraged to attend. No artistic skills are necessary; just come with a willingness to open up, explore and have fun.

For more information, call the library at 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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