What is Expressive Arts?


Expressive arts at the Dennis Senior Center.

Jennifer’s workshop at Kripalu w/ the GNEAF

Jennifer's workshop at Kripalu w/ the GNEAF

Some people think drawing and painting are only for visual artists, music for musicians, poetry and stories for writers, movement for dancers and acting for actors. Jennifer’s aim is to demonstrate that expressive arts can be used by everyone, regardless of artistic experience, for stress reduction, physical and emotional healing, or just getting in touch with your own unique creative gifts.

Jennifer Stratton is an artist, musician and expressive and creative arts educational facilitator. She has been working with individuals and groups for the past 7 years. Some of her offerings are:

  1. Discover Your Inner Self through Expressive Arts – This is a group for anyone who wants to connect with their creative inner selves.
  2. Seeds of Hope – This is a group which uses expressive arts as a tool to help deal with body image issues and/or eating disorders.
  3. Using Expressive Arts for the Grief Process – This group uses expressive arts as a tool to help maneuver through the loss of loved ones.
  4. Kids Groups
  5. Working with Elders
  6. Working with Individuals
  7. Jennifer doing a music and movement group for toddlers. Sponsored by the LCC.

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Jennifer’s work can be adapted to many needs. She provides space for her groups but is also able to work in a variety of institutional settings, i.e – hospitals, schools, rehabs, etc. She recently did an expressive arts workshop at Kripalu Institute in Western MA. and is presently running a couple of groups for toddlers and seniors where she received grant money from the Mass. Local Cultural Council. For more information contact Jennifer at jenji61@yahoo.com or call 774 722-1534.

Jennifer will be teaching two expressive arts classes for kids at the Cotuit Center for the Arts beginning in May. For more info. go to www.cotuitcenterforarts.org and click on education