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Sat, Oct 28


New Haven

Shaping Self - A Creative Workshop

For Self Discovery Through Play and Clay

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Shaping Self - A Creative Workshop
Shaping Self - A Creative Workshop

Time & Location

Oct 28, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

New Haven, 869 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515, USA

About the event

Come join us for a day of self-discovery and communion through art and movement with artist,

Susan Clinard and drama therapist, Alicia Stevens! For the first half of the day, we will use clay

for exploration and expression through sculpting. For the second part of the day, our bodies will

be the medium of exploration and expression through dramatic play. It will be fun, it will be

silly, it will be messy, it will be irreverent, and it will be sacred. - West Rock Wellness

When pushing, lifting, and carving clay we use no words. Our tactile senses are awakened, and

the heart is engaged. I have experienced thirty years of artmaking and teaching to a wide range

of people in our communities and repeatedly I have witnessed the emergence of student’s

unique expression and self-discovery. - Susan


Our bodies, like clay, are shaped by our lived experiences. Our communities, families, and

childhood experiences influence how we think, feel, and relate to each other. Like working with

clay, moving our bodies - imagining, dancing, playing, pretending, stretching, laughing, pausing,

resting, and breathing, can awaken our senses. It can help us feel alive. As a body centered,

movement based and trauma informed therapist, I know that engaging our bodies, and finding

play is central to healing and transformation. - Alicia

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