Here's a sneak peak of my Transformative Arts Practice website header. If you can, do let me know you think.
The first offering will be a "self-portraits, self-knowledge, self-care" course that will be very powerful, fun, and empowering. I am reading and re-reading the following books to deepen the underlying theoretical perspectives and pedagogical approaches: A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink, Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland, Teaching Visual Culture: Curriculum, Aesthetics, and the Social Life of Art by Kerry Freedman, The Re-enchantment of Art by Suzi Gablik, Claiming Face by Maya Christina Gonzalz, which is a complete self-portraiture curriculum for educators (also available on Maya's website where she is currently offering a super dooper discount), The Art Therapy Sourcebook by Cathy A. Machiodi, The Lure of the Local by Lucy Lippard and Self-Nurture: Learning to Care for Yourself As Effectively As You Care for Everyone Else by Alice Dohmer and Henry Dreher.
I am going to be launching the first in-person series in Sacramento at University Art on Marconi near Fulton on Saturdays 9.30-11.30 beginning July 24th and the online courses will start late August or early September. Am very excited to put it mildly. If you or anyone you know might be interested please forward this to them and have them contact me directly at artspractice AT gmail.com. I will have a registration form as soon as I have my TAP site up.
Any suggestions/comments much appreciated.