Art From Our Heart
Art From Our Heart is an opportunity for children, adults, and families who have experienced the death of someone significant to express their thoughts and emotions through art. Artists from the LUX Center for the Arts will lead "Mindful Moments," a set of art-based workshops with projects for all ages. Each project will emphasize mindfulness and awareness of our emotions and feelings in the moment.
Children will have the opportunity to create a "Deep Breath Bottle" filled with glitter and charms. Each child will make a unique bottle/jar that will encourage them to take a breath and be present in the moment with whatever feelings may arise.
Teens will have the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind bracelet or small jewelry item. This project will focus on the process of creating and ways in which we can use art-making to ground ourselves in the moment and be aware of our feelings. Each bracelet can be customized with stone beads and colors that may be meaningful for the individual participant.
Using air-dry clay, adult participants will create a candle stick holder that will hold a candle dedicated to their person. Participants will have the opportunity to paint and customize their pieces and candles to create a meaningful way to connect with the moment.