What Goes Into a Workshop?
Naeco Studio has offered all sorts of workshops in the past (full list below). Workshops entail some form of guided conversation, prompts, exercises, or creating related to art, therapy, or community care. They can be done in group settings, or privately with 1 on 1 support. They are not geared towards creating masterpieces as they are not art classes, nor is any level of artistic experience required. Instead, we will be utilizing artistic modalities for relevant goals of healing, processing, or coming together.
Naeco Studio will forever offer reduced rates and sliding scales for under-represented and marginalized demographics, or to not-profit causes. Get in touch for a specific quote.
Each workshop is different depending on the demographic(s) present and the goals involved. Ultimately, Naeco Studio is flexible and works with folks to render the offerings accessible and helpful for given needs.
•Introduction to Art as Therapy: Group Session (2019)
Naeco Studio facilitated introductory workshop at Otherwise Studio to introduce elements of art therapy
•Artistic Therapy at Home: Two-Week Online Program (2020)
Naeco Studio designed artistic daily prompts which participants received each day for a two-week period. This was a response to a lack of creative and mental health services available during the pandemic.
• Enactus + Lang School of Business + MWMC (2020)
‘Movember’ Men’s Mental Health Stressbuster: Sustainable Paint Night, conducted research, organized, and led virtual workshop
•Central Student Association, UoG, Mental Health Monday (2020)
Naeco Studio led virtual workshop for undergraduate students to try artistic methods of honouring their mental health through circumstances of the pandemic
•“Write Your Heart Out” Take-Home Writing Therapy (2020)
Naeco Studio designed portable kits of writing therapy exercises for participants to complete from home
•“Activism By Artists”, free workshop to Guelph community members (2020)
Naeco Studio conducted one hour of artistic exercises with the group and two hours of productive discussion relating to artists offering their skills in a time of social need. Space was dedicated to sharing ideas on how to sustain advocacy efforts
•“No Resolutions; Reflections”, virtual workshop (2020)
Naeco Studio facilitated a virtual workshop of guided art and writing prompts to focus on self-compassion and reflections on the year previous
•10 Carden “Connecting Circles: Art as Therapy” (2021)
Naeco Studio led a virtual discussion of artistic therapy benefits and introduced exercises for folks to try at home. Space was prioritized for adults and seniors in the Guelph area experiencing isolation
•“Discovering Your Grief” workshop collaboration with Tash Gray (2021)
Naeco Studio collaboratively led a virtual workshop for those experiences grief that needed processing especially in a climate without proper funeral services. Art and text-based exercises were conducted to address various forms of grief
•Maplewoods Muralist Training and Collaboration Workshop (2022)
Naeco Studio, in collaboration with Alexa Collette and Maeve Hind (Outlet Collective), guided a workshop for muralists accepted on our behalf for the Maplewoods Mural Project. Workshop involved integrating various submissions into collaborative pieces, training on digital design software, and generating group expectations as a team