Expressive Art Workshops and Creative Therapy


Shelley Klammer - Counsellor
Shelley Klammer - Counsellor

Expressive art is spontaneous art . Using the principle of synchronicity, spontaneous creation tells you exactly what you need to know for your growth in this moment.

 

Creation without pre-planning clears out unconscious psychological patterns we are unaware of and opens us to up to creative possibilities outside of our ordinary mind.

 

Spontaneous imagery is often "wider" than words and it can invite our deeper, more intuitive wisdom to pour forth into our practical, everyday world. I created this web-site to share my experiential studies about spontaneous creativity and emotional healing. I hope that you will find the creative, emotional, and psychological solace you need here.


Collage by Shelley Klammer
Collage by Shelley Klammer

"Imagine a time when we meet ourselves, with elation at the door, and invite ourselves in to become reacquainted with this 'stranger' who has loved you all your life.” 

 

- Derek Walcott - Poet

 

Expressive Art Workshops and Therapeutic Support 

 

My creative coaching and expressive art therapy directives are structured loosely on Creative Multiplicityas well as creatively working with the symbolism of your dreams, art, and daily life to find the patterns, themes, and purposes that live underneath your every day experiences, that point the way to who you really are.

 

E-Mail Coaching - offers witnessed written support for your emotional life and your creative process.

 

Creativity and Life Purpose Coaching - offers an 8 month directed coaching program, with monthly phone check-ins to help you understand who you really are, and what you are meant to contribute to life.

 

Self-Expression Counselling - is a shared creative listening process to help you understand your current growth edge, and how your life needs to unfold next. We will take into account everything that is happening in your life, dreams, relationships and current circumstances to understand how to express what is hidden, and what direction your life's expression is pointing towards.

 

Creative Mentoring - as needed mentoring to help you bring your creative visions into the practical world.

 

 

Online Expressive Art Therapy Courses

All courses offer directives for a personal exploration of expressive art therapy.

 

Collage for Self-Discovery - $1.00-$25.00 (choose what you pay) In depth three month collage and expressive art journaling e-course to help you discover what you do not yet know about yourself. Course lessons arrive once a week for 12 weeks.

 

Creative Intuition- $10.00 - Writing spontaneous poetry with imagery. Lessons arrive every day for 10 days.

 

Deepening Creativity - $15.00 - Reflect on a ten minute collage for one month to better understand your personal symbology. Course lessons arrive every second day for 30 days.

 

30 Day Journal Course Series- $27.00 - Daily written journaling for 30 days to release emotional pain and move into a more passionate purposeful life. Course lessons arrive everyday for 30 days.

 

 

Free Resources

 

I offer you a number of free resources:

 

Expressive Art Inspirations on Facebook is a colourful place to find daily art, and spiritual and creative inspirations to nourish your artistic soul. "Like" the page (not any of the photos or links) to sign up for a daily dose of creative inspiration on your Facebook feed.

 

100 Art Therapy Exercises - The Newest Updated List

 

Expressive Art Newsletter - If you have already signed up for an e-course on this site you will already be on the list to receive the newsletter. If you do not want to take an e-course you can sign up here.

 

30 Day Drawing Challenges - to inspire you to try the benefits of a daily creative practice and to win a free e-course. 

 

Explore Expressive Art Modalities - explore how you would like to express your inner world.

 

Expressive Art Journal Prompts - 50 plus in-depth expressive art journaling directives to inspire your inner exploration. 

 

Creativity and Healing Articles - illustrating the healing power of creativity.

 

Spontaneous Creativity Workshops - supportive studio workshops in the Vancouver, Canada area.

 

 


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Collage Art Therapy

Spontaneous creativity can be a relationship to that which is beyond our ordinary consciousness. When we listen deeper inside and let our self-expression lead us into what sometimes can seem like chaotic and random directions, we are led into a larger, more passionate and alive part of ourselves.

 

I specialize in teaching Collage Art Therapy. Read more about Intuitive Collage here.