Therapeutic Art: Painting with Mindfulness

Pera Adult

  • April 7, 2023 / 19:00

What would it be like to express thoughts and feelings without limiting them to words? After a guided tour of the works of artist Paula Rego, which draws the audience into the world of emotions, the workshop focuses on discovering the feelings created by thoughts through art therapy practices. In order to be able to express conscious and unconscious thoughts and feelings without the need for words, the participants reflect their inner world on canvases with gouache and acrylic paints, and interpret their feelings and thoughts through the resulting shapes and patterns. Participants learn to be the guide of their feelings with practices aiming at emotional healing and creating a space of awareness through visuals, symbols and internal dialogue.

Related Exhibition: Paula Rego: The Story of Stories

Instructor: Hazal Altun
Ages: 18 years and older
Capacity: 10 people
Duration: 90 minutes
Fee per workshop: 150 TL
Fee per workshop for students: 75 TL

This event will take place at the Pera Museum (face-to-face).

For more information: ogrenme@peramuzesi.org.tr

About Hazal Altun
With the help of yoga, meditation, and art therapy methods she practices and teaches, she aims to establish emotional and sensory bonds between art and people, and improve cognitive communication. After graduating from Galatasaray University Department of Communication, she worked on communications, public relations and advertising in creative fields such as art and architecture. She has been working at the Pera Museum since 2017.

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