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Expressive Arts Florida Institute

Expressive Arts Florida Institute provides comprehensive training in Expressive Arts, and a wide variety of creative life enrichment workshops and classes, both in our Sarasota, Florida studio and online.

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About this course

  • Do you want to make more time for your creative practice?
  • Are you feeling disconnected from your own creative wisdom?
  • Would it be helpful to have a structure, a rhythm, and an experienced guide?
  • Could you benefit from improved self-care?
  • Do you want to try the expressive arts but are not sure where to start?
  • Is it too far or too costly to travel to workshops?

Art as a Healing Practice is an expressive arts process that embraces the positive power of creative work/play to change lives. It is a series of carefully guided themed sessions that each consist of a gentle and powerful blend of guided meditation, visual art, and writing.
Every week for six weeks you are invited to explore a potent theme, through guided meditation, art-making, and writing.  Each lesson consists of a video introduction to the theme, inspirational written material, an audio guided meditation, a transcribed written meditation,  and an invitation to art-making and writing.
You are free to work through the course materials at your own pace!
Each week’s Lesson includes:
  • Video Introduction with Kathleen
  • Audio Guided Meditation
  • Transcript of Guided Meditation
  • Guidelines for Art Making and Writing
  • Ideas for further exploration
  • Quotes and other inspirations
  • Examples from Kathleen
  • Finding your “nugget of wisdom” and weaving that into your life
Week One: Introduction to the Process – Where am I Now?
Week Two: Exploring the Emotional Landscape
Week Three: Listening to the Body
Week Four: Working with a Polarity – the Mandorla form
Week Five: Wholeness and Integration – The Mandala
Week Six: Bringing it All Together

No prior art or expressive arts experience is necessary.
Cost: $127 
CEU fee $25

Here are the links to register:

Single Payment
Single Payment plus $25 CEU fee

Read about Kathleen's journey to discovering herself as an artist and creating
Art as a Healing Practice

Watch Kathleen's introductory video here.

Offered in Self-Study, On-Demand  format, to make it more accessible to you.....
Supplies: You can do this workshop with any simple art materials and a journal or notebook.
A list of some suggested supplies will be provided upon registration.

Tech requirements: You will need to have a computer or device to watch the videos and to listen to the recorded audio meditations.

Time schedule: This workshop series can be done entirely on your own time schedule. Upon registration, you will receive the first week’s lesson. The remaining lessons will be delivered to your inbox at 7 day intervals.
  • This is a Self-Study course, delivered through easy-to-use
  • Upon purchase, you will receive immediate access to Lesson 1. All remaining lessons will be automatically available to you at 7 day intervals after that. 
  • The course is designed to be done on your own, supported by videos, audios, and written materials with Kathleen. There is no discussion or sharing forum. If you would like to be part of a community for witnessing and sharing, you can join our FB group Your Personal Expressive Arts Practice.
Do you want CEU’s? The workshop is approved for 6 CEU’s for LMHC, LCSW, LMFT. There is a $25 fee for CEU’s, and you will be required to take a short quiz, and fill out an evaluation, upon completion of all 6 lessons. $25 CEU fee.

  There are no refunds for purchase of online courses and workshops. If you have questions, please email us before registering. 

Your guide:
Kathleen Horne, MA, LMHC, REACE, REAT
Kathleen Horne, MA, LMHC, Registered Expressive Arts Consultant Educator (REACE) and a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT).  With 30 years of experience in counseling and 20 years in expressive arts, she is Co-Founder and Core Faculty of Expressive Arts Florida Institute, where she now facilitates workshops and trains facilitators. Read Kathleen’s complete bio here.