The Art League of Long Island will participate in “Art Soothes the Mindful Soul,” a free event on May 25.
GalleryNorth and the Art Guild are also participating in the event, which is being held during mental health awareness month.
The event is open to all members of the community and no prior experience is necessary. It is an opportunity for individuals to come together and learn about the importance of mental health and the benefits of meditation and art therapy.
“We hope to offer a unique experience that will be both educational and therapeutic for all participants,” the art league said.
Elizabeth Castelli, a meditation instructor and life coach, will lead the group through a guided meditation session that will begin with a relaxation/body scan.
Rachel Woelfel, a Masters candidate in Art Therapy at Pratt Institute, will then lead the participants in expressing their emotions through color and mixed media art materials. This workshop is in the spirit of the Art League’s motto, “Be the Artist You Want to Be.”
The event will be held in the Art League of Long Island’s Jeanne Tengelsen Gallery, located at 107 East Deer Park Road, in Dix Hills, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Go to www.artleagueli.org to register.