Artful Pulse – One Day Workshop

Artful Pulse is a merger of Georgia Fullerton’s ‘Living artFULLY’ expressive arts initiative and Heather Goodwin’s ‘Creative Pulse’ workshop series. Heather and Georgia are excited to bring their diverse arts backgrounds together to explore the intersection between different art forms.

The one day workshop will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the CREATE Institute.

Workshop Description

Artful Pulse is a multidisciplinary arts workshop designed for those of us who want to stretch our artistry and learn how to move through creative blocks. We will utilize mindfulness as well as a variety of art forms such as painting, music, writing, movement and performance. By placing ourselves into less familiar art forms, and by learning to play with blocks and judgment we can open up our creativity in surprising ways.

We will be using an Expressive Arts framework, meaning we will engage in a low-skill high-sensitivity model of artistic development. Our focus is on process rather than product. Additionally we will discover ways of working with our inner critic; the one who enjoys getting in our way when we want to take risks and expand our creative potential.

This workshop is open to every discipline of artist from performing artists, visual artists, writers, designers, and beyond. You don’t need to be a professional artist, just someone who engages in an art form and wishes to stretch your potential by discovering new forms of creativity and rediscovering familiar forms in a new way.

The Facilitators

Georgia Fullerton, Expressive Arts FacilitatorGeorgia Fullerton, B.A.

Fine Artist • Expressive Arts Facilitator • Speaker

Passionate and empathic, professional visual artist and expressive arts facilitator, Georgia Fullerton has been educated in visual arts in Alberta, Canada and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at York University in Toronto, Canada. Georgia is the founder of Fullerton Fine Art Collection and a 2012 member of the City of Brampton Public Arts Task Force. As a published artist, Ms. Fullerton has exhibited her paintings in Canada and Internationally; and through conducting workshops and providing nationally broadcasted television interviews, she has provided insight to her artistic expressions, the creative process and the healing impact of the arts on the human experience.

As a recent graduate of the Centre for Expressive Arts Therapy and Education (The CREATE Institute) in Toronto, Georgia has facilitated workshops with public schools, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Toronto, various homeless shelters and community organizations. Her visual art is a reflection of her life experience and inspired by the power of emotions and quest for building relationships through artistic creative expression. Using acrylic and mixed media, her collection of works ranges in style from portraits and figurative paintings to abstract expressionism which speak to and from the soul. Georgia’s arts-based small business known as JustGeorgia® launched in 2013 and focuses on expressive arts workshops, art instruction and fine art sales. Georgia works from her home studio in Ajax, Ontario.

Heather Goodwin, Creative and Expressive Arts TherapistHeather Goodwin

Creative and Expressive Arts Therapist

Heather Goodwin is a Toronto based creative and expressive arts therapist. She is also a voice-over artist, an actor, a web designer and a photographer. As an actor, she has performed across stages in Ontario and has appeared in a number of film projects. She also works as a descriptive video artist narrating a wide variety of film and television for the blind. Heather is a recent graduate of the CREATE (Centre for Expressive Arts Therapy and Education) Institute’s Expressive Arts Therapy training program, a Master’s candidate at the European Graduate School and additionally, holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto.

In Heather’s arts therapy practice, she has worked both individually and in groups with a wide variety of clients. The populations she has served include prisoners, seniors, adults living with life changing diagnoses, caregivers, children struggling in social situations, and youth who are questioning their gender and/or sexuality. Heather is also currently running an Introduction to the Expressive Arts workshop series through Hart House’s Creativity classes at the University of Toronto.

Dates & Times

Saturday, December 10, 2016
10am to 5pm @ The CREATE Institute
468 Queen St. E. Suite LL01, Toronto

Cost is $50 +HST (Total $56.50)
Art materials and light snacks will be provided.

In order to hold your space, we will require payment in advance. Email transfer or cheque preferred. Credit card or PayPal is available with a 4% processing fee. To register and for more details please email .

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