Sketching for Joy Workshop

with Lorraine Wilson

Art supplies
This workshop was recorded live on May 25, 2021.

Evidence has shown that engaging in creative pursuits has the potential to decrease anxiety, stress, and mood disturbances and improve psychological and physical well-being. Therefore, in this two-hour sketching workshop, the healing power of the arts will come front and center. You will learn how to sketch, tools to help you deal with difficult emotions, ways you can use sketching to rewrite your stories, and the power of celebrating and sharing your sketching victories. No prior “artistic” experience required. This is a session of play and discovery and all are welcome.

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Your Teacher for the workshop

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine was diagnosed with Parkinson’s early in 2017. She can still recall every detail of exiting the neurologist’s office and walking to the elevator while sharing the news with her husband of 40 years. They moved into bright sunlight as they left the building, yet she recalls feeling dark inside, numb, guilty, and afraid. Her role as an educator and her insatiable desire to learn helped her move from shock and sadness to action. She assembled a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues at the university where she was teaching, and her personal and professional journeys joined forces as they began an exercise study that looked at resistance training with instability and cadence walking. Lorraine says the support from family, friends, and others with Parkinson’s is critical to living well each day. Maintaining a positive outlook may not be easy, she says, but it is a worthwhile effort that lends support to others, making life that much better.  
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