As an expressive arts facilitator, I deeply believe that art is indigenous to humans. The ability to make art is something that we all share.
> What matters to me the most is to empower people of various cultures and origins by encouraging them to connect, share their stories and integrate change through art.
Are you ready to come to your senses and make a space for something new to emerge in the process of art-making?
CREATE A SPACE FOR TRUE SELF-DEVELOPMENT
> ACKNOWLEDGE DIFFICULTIES
> OPEN UP TO NEW EXPERIENCES
> SAY YES! TO A CHANGE
Invite little miracles into your life. Discover the hidden treasures of your personal resources. Make a smooth transition.
By making art you can explore your identity, find a place of belonging, create awareness, exchange and integrate knowledge.
It is all about how you shape your story.
INTEGRATE THE ELEMENT OF CHANGE
- Do you experience difficulties in adaptation to a new situation in your life?
- Are you going through a major transition related to your career, identity, move to a new place, or a cultural shock?
- Are you an international student/employee/scientist settling down in a new location?
- Do you come from a cross-cultural background and would like to explore your identity?
- Are you a migrant/refugee/expat integrating a foreign culture?
The expressive arts process is for everyone who goes through a change.
COME TO YOUR SENSES THROUGH ART
Currently, I offer support in the form of individual face-to-face art-making sessions, online self-discovery sessions, group workshops, and community activities. In my facilitator work, I use expressive arts therapy methods.
Expressive Arts (EXA) is a process- and resource-oriented art therapy method that integrates various art forms. Often multiple art genres are included in a session. The instructions for particular activities are easy and fun. However, they have a high emotional impact.
Very early on during my undergraduate studies, I started running workshops using art-based methods. Eventually, I became a professional art educator, designing and teaching courses for various target groups. In this way, I learned about the strengths and weaknesses of educational systems. Working with students of various nationalities, forced me to ask questions about the nature and goals of education in general and art education in particular. This is why I decided to take my practice to the next level and study art therapy.
My international experiences made me extremely sensitive to different aspects of migration, belonging, and identity. As an expressive arts practitioner, I believe that art-making inspires, connects, and transforms humans on multiple levels.
I am also a co-founder of Yohaku Art Collective focused on supporting processes of inquiry and transformation through art-making.
- M.A. degree in graphic design (multimedia),
- Ph.D. degree in visual arts,
- more than 10 years of experience in art education,
- CRKBO teacher certification (official Dutch educational audit),
- Certificate in Expressive Arts Facilitation,
- M.A. student of Expressive Arts Therapy in Germany and Switzerland.
- Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON, Canada
- CAF+KA (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area), Kitchener, ON, Canada
- Button Factory Arts, Waterloo, ON, Canada
- Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge, ON, Canada
- Alternatives Journal, Kitchener, ON, Canada
- SAE Online Magazine, SAE Institute Europe
- DIY Textile School, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- SAE Institute, the Netherlands
- the FOTOfactory, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts (Faculty of Industrial Design), Kraków, Poland
- Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
- Children’s Creative Art Centre and Gallery, Toruń, Poland