Artful Healing: Time to Move

Monday, December 21, 2020,

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Artful Healing provides an opportunity to practice a series of hands-on activities inspired by artworks in the galleries. Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR, is an art therapist with a private practice in Waterville, Maine, called Conscious Art Therapy. She is also a teaching artist, an adjunct college instructor, and a workshop and retreat facilitator who incorporates creative expression and work with imagination, intuition, and metaphor into the healing process. 

The natural state of life is a continual process of movement. During this Artful Healing offering, we will come together to connect more deeply to the rhythm within ourselves and expand into an awareness of our interconnectedness with the rhythm of life. 

Inner Music, created by Richmond Barthé, offers us an entry point into the theme of movement and connects us to the rhythm within and around us. We will practice our own Creative Movement Visual Meditation, a creative process that allows us to open ourselves to a deep experience. 

Recommended Materials:

  • Device to play music on 
  • A few pieces of 81/2” x 11” white paper
  • Large drawing paper, newsprint, newspaper or butcher/craft paper laid out on the floor or on a large tabletop
  • A marker
  • Tempera or acrylic paint (assorted colors)
  • Large/midsize paint brush
  • Cup of water
  • Paper towel
  • Paper plate or cardboard for palette

*The materials listed above are only a recommendation. Feel free to use the art materials that you have on hand at home or that you are inspired to use.

This program is part of the Museum’s wellness initiative, Let Art Inspire, which includes a variety of programs that connect the mind, body, and art in innovative ways. Currently, there are three Let Art Inspire programs, Artful Movements on the first Saturday of each month, Artful Meditation on the second Wednesday of each month, and Artful Healing on the third Monday of each month.

While we are closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll bring Artful Healing to you in the safety, comfort, and convenience of your home. Artful Healing is available online through the Museum’s website and Facebook page.

Learn more about Bodhi and sign up for her blog at

For questions, please contact Jordia Benjamin.

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