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Dealing with Stress (Art4Healing Workshop)

Use abstract art to help explore your feelings and emotions having to do with a stressful situation with this amazing workshop.

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This course is designed to guide you through a series of paintings through verbal instruction. It is intended for you to visualize and paint abstractly to explore what you are thinking and possibly help you work through what you are feeling. This is not a technique course, rather a guided painting session. You will paint whatever you want using whatever colors you desire based on the questions and visualizations that I give you.

"Our Mission is to support emotional healing through art & creative expression for those living in pain, grief, fear or stress. Art and Creativity for Healing is a 501(c3) nonprofit organization.

We give pain a voice and meaning by providing expressive abstract art workshops to support emotional healing. We’re different from other art programs. Our Art4Healing® curriculum contains strictly guided exercises, rather than loosely formatted art sessions. These exercises are specially designed to elicit emotional responses. Participants leave encouraged, with enhanced clarity and insight. Our Art4Healing Workshops are offered to the public and through community programs. They have helped tens of thousands of men, women, and children give their pain a voice through paint, color, and self-expression.

Our Founder, Laurie Zagon, has facilitated Art & Creativity For Healing workshops since 1985. Using her method of Art4Healing®, she has helped thousands of children and adults use paint to process stress, illness, or grief in hospitals, through local and national nonprofit community organizations, and at studio workshops in Orange County. The Zagon method of Art4Healing® was initially developed in New York in 1987 to help busy Wall Street executives conquer stress


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Your Instructor


Virginia Crowe
Virginia Crowe

Hi my name is Virginia

I started my company Create and Live Free at HeART in early 2018. I wanted to not only teach art, but also teach others how to create and AWESOME EXPERIENCE for people in their own communities through the art of acrylic pouring and Alcohol Ink Painting . My courses are both instructional and informational. In my step by step painting classes, you will find detailed step by step videos on how to achieve your desired result. In my Art4healing classes you will be guided through some visualizations and questions so you can create your own abstract works, and through my course on pouring parties, you will learn how to teach classes on a large scale.

I want to spread the love of Painting, Pouring and Inking all over my community and I don't feel guilty about it at all! It brings me so much joy and I rarely get any bad feedback about the experiences I provide. If I can't solve world peace, I can at least make some people have a great hour or two!

My business is growing and I am learning every day. My goal and motivation in my life is to help others experience the love of art in ways they don't expect. If I can provide a moment in time that takes away stress, allows the participant to feel creative and leave proud of their accomplishments, I am fulfilled. Art has brought me so much healing in ways I never expected. I want to make the world a better place by spreading the joy of art and color, representative and abstract art to as many people as I can.

I am a self taught artist, a certified Art4Healing Facilitator, I run my own art business and teach art to many different types of people. I hope you enjoy the courses that I have created. Thank you for your interest.

Virginia Crowe


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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