Live Online Workshops
Live Online Workshops
An online Art4Healing® LIVE Workshop allows you to experience the Art4Healing method in a group and interact with a certified facilitator, just like you would in a classroom setting.
Now, you can experience the power of healing art wherever you are! The system is fun, interactive, and above all easy to use.
Welcome to Live Online Workshops
Enjoy this video message to Live Online Workshop Participants, from Founder and CEO Laurie Zagon:
Join one of our Certified Art4Healing® Facilitators for an online workshop today!
Live workshop are posted on our calendar (indicated in purple):
Still have questions? We’ve got all the information you need to get started with Live Online Workshops here:
What can I expect in a Live Online Art4Healing® Workshop?
An Art4Healing® workshop allows participants to get in touch with inner feelings that many times words cannot express. A facilitator leads participants through a series of prompts as they respond by painting abstractly with acrylic colors on canvas. The method helps participants express their feelings in a safe way by associating a color with a feeling. Each participant creates three unique paintings by the end of a workshop.
Do I need previous experience?
NO! Previous art experience isn’t necessary! Some workshops require you to have taken a previous Art4Healing workshop, but you do not have to be an artist to create with us.
Do I need technical experience?
NO! Our live workshops are based on Zoom, a secure, easy to use, industry leading platform. If you have experience browsing, sending e-mails, and know basic computer or phone operation, you’ll be fine! Plus, we’re always here to help if you have problems getting started.
What supplies do I need?
Just Getting Started?
You need a few basic supplies for an Art4Healing® Workshop. For your convenience, we’ve created an easy to use list at Amazon.
Check out the recommended supply list here:
Have Supplies at Home?
Already have supplies? Here’s what you’ll need to enjoy one of our live workshops:
9 Tubes of Acrylic Paint (any brand)
- Cadmium Red Medium (or primary color equivalent)
- Cadmium Yellow Medium (or primary color equivalent)
- Ultramarine Blue (or primary color equivalent)
- Cadmium Orange (or primary color equivalent)
- Pthalo Green (or primary color equivalent)
- Dioxizine Violet (or primary color equivalent)
- Mars Black
- Titanium White
Canvas Panels or Canvas Paper
- 9” x 12” Canvas panels
- 11” x14” Canvas panels
- 4” x 6” Canvas panels
Painting Tools – (Please do not use brushes!!)
- Q-Tips (12) (your brushes)
- Bag of wedge make-up sponges (12) (your brushes)
- Small (4”) white foam plates (2) (mixing plates)
- Large (10”) white foam plate with 3 compartments (1) (your palette of colors)
- Paper cup with water (1)
- White Copy Paper
- Plastic to protect the table
What equipment do I need?
If you have a relatively new device with a camera and microphone, Zoom should work. Zoom installs a small client that runs on Windows, MacOS. For mobile devices, you can find the Zoom app on the Apple App Store and Google Play store. You can also join an event from your browser with a plug-in.
You’ll also need a stable Internet connection. In general, a broadband connection of at least 5 Mbps is ideal.
For more Zoom system and bandwidth requirements, see here:
Desktops: Windows / Mac OS / Linux
Mobile devices: iOS, iPadOS, and Android
How do I get started?
Join an Online Workshop in three easy steps!
- Visit our Calendar page.
- Select the Workshop you’re interesting in attending.
- Click Register.
Our Qgiv system will collect your payment.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail with information on how to register and attend the Zoom workshop. When it’s time for the workshop, click on the link in the e-mail to join the workshop or join by one of these methods.
How can I test my connection?
To ensure a trouble-free connection when it’s time for a workshop, we recommend you join a test meeting.
You’ll make sure your microphone and camera are working and your connection is fast enough. Testing your connection also configures your device with the Zoom client so you’ll be ready to enter a workshop.
Testing your setup is easy. Zoom provides a test meeting that you can join. All of the instructions can be found here:
How long are the workshops?
Each online workshop is 2 hours long unless otherwise noted.
Who leads the workshops?
All workshops are led by certified Art for Healing facilitators. Although workshops are therapeutic, we are not art therapists. Participants are free to create and express without facilitator interpretation.
What do workshops cost?
Each workshop is $39 unless noted otherwise. All proceeds from our live online workshops go to supporting our Healing Art Box Program for underprivileged youth.
What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable clothing you wouldn’t mind getting paint on. Paint in a comfortable, quiet, well-lit location where you don’t mind the occasional splatter.