Gathering our Frayed Edges
with Art Therapist Marie Butler
Saturdays, February 20 – March 27, 2021
10 am to 12 noon online via Zoom
This six-week open studio workshop will provide participants with opportunities to play and create with the many metaphors found in textile arts. Each week invites a new theme of tending and mending to our personal and social fabric during this present time of living so frayed from one another.
We will follow treads in online conversations as our discussions and art-making weave in and out of each other. The hope is in the spinning of stories through our own creative self-expression and sharing with others, allows for the weaving of care, compassion, mindfulness, understanding, creativity and play that connects us to the fibre of our lives.
Art Therapist Bio:
Marie Butler is a Creative Arts Psychotherapist who operates her own private practice, The She Shed Studio, in Edmonton, Alberta. Her business motto, ‘where soil meets with soul’ speaks to Marie’s passion in life and work.
Nature’s ever-present offerings connect her to both the physical and mystical aspects of Creation, where she finds her most authentic expression.
Her passion to co-create with the land, especially the willow tree, takes her outside of the studio. She also enjoys weaving, needle felting and all aspects of stitching, with both fabric, paper and words. For years she visited schools as the character of ‘Grandma Willow’ offering story-telling and creative projects with the willow tree, as well as performing at The International Children’s Festival in St. Albert.
She is a grateful alumnus of St. Stephen’s where she completed her MPS-Art Therapy specialization and is now an Associate Faculty Member. She began her professional career as an Art Therapist at the Cross Cancer Institute where she supported children and their families who were faced with a cancer diagnosis as well as facilitating the Arts in Medicine Program.
Important Registration Details
Many thanks to The Gallery at Qualicum Art Supply for their support of the Art Open Studio program.