Art Cures Incubation Course

Are you ready to deepen your creative life?

Are you craving experiences and connections that inspire you?

Do you want to learn more about healing through artistic expression?

Would you like to create or birth an artistic project that tackles a theme or story in your life, develop and maintain a creative practice, and bring your life/art work out into the world?

Join us for a special opportunity to work with a trusted guide to draw out your artistic gifts and passions. The Art Cures Incubation Course will lay out a path to compost the ‘tough stuff’ into creative fuel, open up the possibilities to make art that is transformative, while using an embodied approach.

How would your life be different if you could:  

  • channel your own emotions, stories and intense feelings into creative acts
  • be a part of a soulful community where you receive useful feedback and encouragement in your art making
  • dive into practices that have substance while focusing on what you want to share and contribute to others

Imagine crafting meaningful and impactful creative work without losing your balance:    

  • Break out of isolation and discouragement that can accompany the healing journey
  • Be more effective in meeting your creative goals and get traction with your projects
  • Rise out of the patterns and stories that keep you stuck by employing a creative perspective

Introducing the…..

 

Art Cures Incubation Course:
A Special Opportunity to work with Adriana

 

An Immersive Life/Art Exploration: 90 Day Course

2022 Dates TBA

For Educators, Artists, Coaches, Writers, Performers, Therapists, Designers or Anyone who Wants to Learn more about Healing through Creativity.

I created the Art Cures Incubation Course to provide a dynamic offering that blends my skills as artist and a creative and somatic (body-based) therapist/educator. I have worked with people for over 20 years using the creative process to support healing from addiction, grief, trauma, and physical/mental health challenges while facilitating change and growth. I have also learned to prioritize my own art life and have made visual art, poetry, performance and documentary films highlighting my healing journeys. I will support you to combine creative tension with safe structures to enable you to build your practices and projects successfully.

This course will allow you to…

  • Give space for your artistic voice to flourish and move out of isolation during these difficult times
  • Discover an empowering creative approach to tackle life challenges (i.e. grief/loss, addictions, body shame, illness, depression…)
  • Own your creative ‘genius’ and step into the unique gifts you possess as an artist
  • Flip the perspective on your limiting life stories and find new pathways for growth
  • Be enriched by a community of like-minded creatives who dare to make art from an embodied place

The Art Cures Incubation Course includes:

  • Weekly Zoom Classes to develop work and gather creative and somatic resources
  • Creative Mentoring Sessions to meet your creative goals without the fear that can block progress
  • Supervised ‘Lab’ Time to stay grounded and supported while taking risks in art-making
  • Private Facebook Group for connection and community support
  • Guest Presenters/Artists to enhance your learning and inspire you to new heights
  • Assignments to keep you engaged and making progress

Online Zoom Classes: 2022 Class Dates TBA

Note: If you can’t be present for a class, a recording will be available.

Course Themes per Month:

Embracing Your Life/Art Material

Adriana will guide you to identify and lean in to the life stories, memories, and metaphors that want to be expressed, and tune in to the art mediums that are best suited for you. We will use the tools of expressive arts and somatic work (drawing, collage, photography, movement, poetry, creative writing) to mine the life material that needs a voice.

Building an Artistic Practice

Adriana will address the many blocks that get in the way of committing to artistic expression, and support you to find structure and practices that will help you move ahead with your creative vision. As a group you will share challenges and resources, and use aesthetic feedback and the language of the arts to light the path.

Sharing Your Creative Work

Whether you want to share your work with a small group of people or make your art public, Adriana will help you move through the fear of being visible, and learn more about the ‘gifts’ of being vulnerable and courageous in art-making. Balancing process and product, we will explore how to create compelling art that furthers your own healing journey, while also translating hope and inspiration to others.

About Adriana

Adriana Marchione MA, REAT, RSMT has been involved in the arts for over thirty years as a filmmaker, dancer, photographer and is internationally recognized in her work as a movement-based expressive arts therapist and educator. Since 2002, Adriana has taught at Tamalpa Institute, WHEAT Institute in Canada, directed an art exhibit program at California Institute of Integral Studies, and founded her own wellness center in San Francisco. She has presented her creative healing approach at festivals, conferences, and treatment centers including South by Southwest, Studio le théâtre du Corps in Paris, Ohlhoff Recovery Program and La Ventana Eating Disorder Program. Adriana created When the Fall Comes in 2013, a performance project that culminated in a short film based on her own life story encountering intimate grief and loss. She is currently directing The Creative High, a feature documentary featuring working artists who have faced addiction. Find her films at www.whenthefallcomes.com, and www.thecreativehigh.com.

Co-Facilitators

Mariana L. Osorio

Mariana is an interdisciplinary artist from Bogotá, Colombia who also accompanies others to heal through the arts. She holds a BFA in theatre and a MA in expressive arts therapy. As a Tamalpa Life/Art® Practitioner she has found a vehicle to bring her sensibility as an artist to create an impact in groups and individuals beyond aesthetics. Mariana has also studied Flamenco ‘cante’ and uses the emotional liberating power of this singing tradition in her own art makings as well as in her private practice as a therapist. In her sessions imagination, play and the permission to make mistakes are always welcomed. Mariana seeks to accompany each individual to discover their body, their voice and their creativity as vehicles to restore health.

Liz Walton

Liz Walton is a truth teller, writer, healer, artist, performer, and meditation facilitator. She spent two decades as a massage therapist which taught her to cultivate beginner’s mind. She got sober in 2007 and found a new lease on life where she explored singing, songwriting, guitar, ukulele, ballet, tap dance and fire spinning. After completing an Expressive Arts Therapy program in 2015, she retired from her massage career and began working in the music industry travelling all over the world. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles, California.

Guest Presenters

Marialuisa Diaz de Leon: MA, REAT, RSME/T

Marialuisa is a therapist, movement specialist, mythologist, educator, researcher, and performer born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her professional experience in psychology, somatics, and the arts spans over twenty years and includes work in education, private practice, and community intervention.  Marialuisa is the creator of Mythic Life: Embodying Wisdom, Beauty and Courage where she brings her expertise to work with women’s empowerment through a forward thinking integration of myth, arts, somatic movement and archetypal psychology (mythiclife.net).

Peter Griggs

Peter Griggs’ work includes collaborations with Boathouse Productions, and EmSpace Dance theater. He recently performed at Shotgun players “Eurydice” with the Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project. He is founder of the Burning Monk Collective which has produced two (and now three) of his original works “Subrosa” and “Killer Queen,” which premiered at Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory in early 2010. In 2011 another run of “Killer Queen” was produced as a site specific work in San Francisco and in Los Angeles, and received a GLAAD nomination for outstanding Los Angeles Theatre. He also is a Drag Performer who goes by the name of U-Phoria Glitter-Mascara.

Erin Khar

Erin Khar‘s debut memoir, Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies that Nearly Killed Me (Park Row Books, 2/25/20), has appeared on most anticipated lists from The Rumpus, SELF, Apple Books, Goodreads, Bitch Media, Alma, and others. She writes the popular weekly advice column, Ask Erin, and her personal essays have appeared in SELF, Marie Claire, Salon, HuffPost, Longreads, LA Weekly, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, and others. She lives in New York City.

This course is right for you if want to…

  • identify the life stories, memories, and metaphors that want to be expressed, and find a creative outlet for release
  • address the blocks that get in the way of committing to artistic expression
  • get support to find structure and practices that will help you move ahead with your creative goals
  • move through the fear of being visible, and learn more about the ‘gifts’ of being vulnerable and courageous in art-making

Don’t let another year go by before you take charge of your own wellbeing by employing a creative approach. Join me to channel your dreams and passion into an art practice or project that will increase your confidence, hone your vision and allow a ripple effect that will expand your life purpose.

Testimonials

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“Adriana’s Art Incubation Course helped hold a container for me to channel my grief into painting, writing, and new meaning making. In this container, I found soul companions traveling the path of creativity in all its forms: dance, painting, writing, theater. We found a common ground through the spiritual practices and offerings from Adriana. Many different threads emerged from each of us to make a beautiful tapestry both as a group, and as individuals. And I emerged from the course with the art outline of my now about-to-be-published book! Adriana holds such sacred space for each of us, in the human process of art-as-life. I can’t recommend her, and this course, highly enough!” 

Linda Shanti McCabe, Recovery/Grief Coach, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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“This course has helped me understand how sacred and powerful expression can be and how important it is for all of us to be fully expressed. It feels like magic, the kind of space that Adriana held for me and my classmates. There are things that talk therapy is necessary for – yet there are things that only art making can unlock. That’s why people engage with art as audience members. But after this class, I want the audiences to know that they can use art to unlock themselves too. The trick is to do so responsibly and Adriana was respectful of my process, pace and desires. I was actually doing the leading. There has been tangible movement in my life because of my learning and healing in this class. I didn’t do this on my own and yet when I try to look back and see Adriana’s hand in my healing it feels like a gentle mirror instead of direction or instruction. “

– Erika Rose, Theater Artist

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“When I signed up for this course I was feeling creatively blocked and struggling with burn-out. Though the Art Cures Course I committed to my creative expression and found a resource in playing piano and singing that I had forgotten about. I did not enter this course with a plan, other than I wanted to feel better. I’m now writing music, singing and moving my body to provide myself with the care I need to feel happy, alive and create.” 

– Sarah Boehmke, Artist, Educator and Program Director

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“Adriana has a gentleness about opening us up to ways of self-nurturing through art and movement. She provides us with skills so we may be present with ease, and find aliveness again. Her caring guidance allows for the profound release of whatever needs to be surrendered. I have had the most powerful experiences working with Adriana and attending her Art Cures Incubation Course and Art Cures workshops. I recommend signing up for these with no reservations at all!”  

– Risa Tapales, Recovery Coach, Visual Artist

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“The course provided a gentle and nourishing container, which was exactly what I needed during a period of ill health and recovery. Adriana’s holding helped me to creatively express extremely difficult emotions and painful physical sensations, and to feel embodied, grateful and whole. It was a wonderful, supportive experience and I have incorporated the practices Adriana introduced us to into my daily life”.

– Dr. Dvora Liberman, Research Fellow, University of Oxford

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“In Adriana’s classes I have generated personal resources during the fatal illness of a life long partner and the grief that followed. I have used them to access memories and to liberate body memories from muscles and bones. I have celebrated personal growth. Creating with others similarly engaged gives the sessions extra meaning. They are open to all; no experience necessary. Just come ready to trust her kind, clear and well planned facilitating. Adriana inspires me.”

– Daniel Raskin, Retired Preschool Teacher

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“Adriana creates a special safe space that allowed me to drop into my truth and ground as an artist with a unique voice. I felt held and nurtured by the life/art process in the group and individually. It helped me cultivate the confidence to shift what I am still shifting, away from what doesn’t resonate towards what does as an artist. It helped me to see, trust and value my own artistic process.”

– Jessica-Sue Burstein, Performance Artist and Writer

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“Adriana’s expertise in navigating the terrain of both the creative and healing processes has been a life raft for me more than once. This online experience was no exception. Adriana inspires courage to dig deep and offers an abundance of resources, as she moves students individually and collectively, through the inner demons of creative blocks, resistances and the inner critic. Her ability to lead each person through difficult obstacles when they arise and be as a midwife, restoring the creative flow, is what makes all the difference in creative endeavors. The witnessing, giving and receiving support and feedback was a critical component for those of us who can be on the shy side and need a little nudge.”

– Maureen Davison, Qigong & Massage Therapist, Artist