Art as Knowing: Creativity for Self and Soul – 5/6, 5/16 and 5/23

Art as Knowing:Creativity for Self and Soul

with Barbara Davis, MFA, MSW


This creativity class will focus on drawing from the inside, tapping into one’s own internal energy and intuition.   Barbara will teach techniques to get started with art making and to listen to one’s own internal artistic vision and voice. Barbara will lead the class in drawing, painting and collage making exercises that encourage self-discovery and self-acceptance.  Participants will be guided through the use of different materials, and different ways to create images. Participants will explore how different energy can be expressed and released through different expressive arts techniques.


This workshop combines Barbara’s interest in art and self-discovery.  As both an artist and therapist Barbara has always been fascinated by the relationship between one’s inside and one’s outside and how best to understand and express this relationship.  Participants will be encouraged to look inward for inspiration and direction. While some people interpret images, Barbara’s focus is in on the healing process of creating and engaging in the expressive arts.  The meaning of the work comes through dialog between the images and the creator or audience and is always individual.


Attend one or all three classes.  Because of the personal experiential and exploratory nature of this class, it can be repeated numerous times, each time creating a different outcome.


Barbara Davis received her BFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.  She also holds a MSW and a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Barbara works as a Psychotherapist at Camden Whole Health, integrating mind-body medicine, wellness practices and art making with psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Sunday May 6th, 1-2:30  Art as Knowing:Creativity for Self and Soul

Wednesday May 16th, 6-7:30 Art as Knowing:Creativity for Self and Soul

Wednesday May 23rd, 6-7:30  Art as Knowing:Creativity for Self and Soul


Classes are at the Art Loft, 385 Main St in Rockland