Monthly PATA Member Meeting
followed by a
Wet & Sculptural Felting Workshop
Sarah Pitkin, MA & Erika Cleveland, MA
When? Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 10 AM-2 PM (PATA Meeting 10-12 PM & Felting Workshop 12-2 PM)
Where? The George Washington University Art Therapy Program, 413 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314 (Directions & parking: http://nearyou.gwu.edu/alexandria/directions.html)
*Workshop Materials Fee: $10 for PATA-members, $15 for non-PATA members. Please bring cash or check.
This workshop will focus on the unique techniques of sculptural needle felting and wet felting. Both are highly adaptable techniques to be used with a variety of clients. Learn how your clients can soothe their spirits and relax their minds through the repetitive sensory stimulation of felting. Discover the versatility of felting as an expressive medium. Felting can be for everyone and all are welcome.
2 CECs will be awarded for attendees. Certificates will be provided at the event.
1. Participants will learn the history of felting and view examples of wet felting and sculptural needle felting.
2. Participants will gain an understanding of two felting techniques (sculptural needle felting and wet felting) and apply these skills via a hands-on experiential to complete at least one felted artwork.
3. Participants will explore the value of felting in art therapy and discuss its versatility with diverse populations as a tool for self-expression.
This event is co-sponsored by the Potomac Art Therapy Association (NBCC provider#6500) and the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program. The Potomac Art Therapy Association may award NBCC approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. The Potomac Art Therapy Association and the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program maintain responsibility for the content of this event. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Presenters:
Erika Cleveland is a DC-based artist, former art therapist and founder of Transformative Healing Dolls. Erika offers healing doll workshops for women in transition. Most recently, Erika has been juried into the Torpedo Factory Artist Association as Associate Artist. http://www.transformativehealingdolls.com/
Sarah Pitkin is an art therapist currently working with Lacy Vitko at studio e, and for Brainy Camps, a subsidiary of Children’s National Medical Center. Sarah and Lacy volunteer weekly, bringing art to a homeless shelter in MD.