(Virtual) Art Meditation


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(Virtual) Art Meditation

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March 11, 2021 @ 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Practice being more present with one or several parts of your life. This is for anyone who’d like to learn more about themselves in a calm and creative way. Every session will consist of a short meditation and a time to create. Each week, we’ll have a different theme. No meditation or art-making experience necessary. Creating can be writing, drawing, cooking, knitting, tearing up paper, anything that involves you doing something, anything at all.

This event will take place over Zoom. TO REGISTER: Please contact SRosal@accessliving.org.

This event will provide automatic captioning. Due to high demand for live captioning (CART) and ASL interpretation services during COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking participants to submit access requests 2-3 weeks in advance.

For more information or to request additional accommodations, please contact sarj at srosal@accessliving.org

Themes each week:

  • March 4 – Wishing well for self and others.
  • March 11 – Witnessing the state of things right now.
  • March 18 – Gratitude for self.
  • March 25 – Wishing out into the universe.
  • April 1 – Witnessing the disability movement.
  • April 8 – Gratitude for the people who came before us.
  • April 15 – Wishing love and compassion.
  • April 22 – Witnessing a moment of growth.
  • April 29 – Gratitude for the things/people who give us joy.
  • May 6 – Wishing ourselves joy and pleasure.

This event is brought to you by the Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL), a joint project of Access Living and the department of art therapy and counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

DCAL is housed under the department of art therapy and counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. DCAL is a platform for creative advocacy projects and disability allyship training. In partnership with Access Living’s Arts and Culture Project, DCAL provides teaching and hands-on learning through disability justice–a framework that examines disability in connection to other forms of oppressions and identities. Using a peer support and collective care model, disability community members and art therapy graduate students collaborate as disability culture makers for social change.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.