Everyone needs an outlet that can satisfy the urge to nurture creativity. It’s about making something with one own’s hands, and the adult coloring trend is evidence that many are redscovering creativy through coloring. The practice generates many therapeutic wellness benefits, perhaps because coloring stimlulates brain areas that develop and reinforce fine motor skills and introduces relief from stress and pain.
Coloring is an enjoyable activity that enlivens, energizes, and gives pleasure. It offers people of all ages an opportunity to express oneself while evoking memories of the simplier times of our childhoods. In addition, when we incorporate art into our lives, that depth feeds our minds and refreshes our souls.
How many can attend a workshop?
A small group gets more individualized attention from Jodie, to be sure. However, Jodie has conducted workshops with up to 45 people. Participants have a wonderful time learning, sharing, and shopping for supplies. A presentation about coloring and the amazing benefits it offers in the realim of stress relief and pain management is fascinating subject, one Jodie can deliver with ease. An art therapy presentation can be a less interactive, more a presentation, but equally as fun. Each presentation is customized to meet the needs and goals of each group.
What age group(s) should attend a workshop?
Presentation are customized to meet the needs and goals of each group, so even if it’s a mixed audience, participants will enjoy the coloring experience of sharing, learning, and creating. Jodie invites participants to check out what’s in her rolling “coloring rig.” It’s always fun to try out various coloring supplies, including markers, colored pencils, chalks, art paper, blender markers, and so on.
Is there a cost to attend a workshop?
Twice a year, Jodie offers FREE workshops at her local libraries, so if you are a librarian looking to schedule a fun, interactive event, please contact Jodie ASAP. By local, Jodie travels throughout the Lowcountry, Hilton Head to Savannah and beyond. Otherwise, the cost to attend a workshop ranges between $10 and $25 per person depending on the cost of location and amenitites offered (snacks, no snacks, rental fee, no rental fee). Jodie works with meeting planners to ensure each coloring event is special and unique.