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Feeling Down? Try 'Healing Through Art' at Moorestown Library

The library will be sponsoring a six-week art therapy workshop—taught by two local artists—starting in October.

Are you going through a rough patch? Stress? Grief? Health issues? “Healing Through Art,” -sponsored six-session workshop designed to help participants use watercolors and guided imagery to get in touch with their feelings, may be just for you.

Eileen Caporaso and Jane Kielt, local art educators and artists, will begin each class with guided imagery to help relax the mind and body and then teach basic color theory, use of transparent paints and watercolor techniques to help participants express themselves.  

Caporaso has taught art to students in K-12, and more recently has been teaching watercolor painting to adults and working as an interior designer. She also has a business painting porcelain baby shoes, plaques and other memorabilia. Since age 12, Caporaso knew she wanted to be an artist and designer. Her goals for the participants in this six-session class are to have them “learn something and feel good about what they did and can do.”  

Kielt, a public school art teacher for more than 25 years, is now retired, but still actively engaged in creating art. In addition to fulfilling commissions, she sells many of her paintings and note cards that have been inspired by her travels. Being an artist has been a big part of her life since childhood. As a cancer survivor, Kielt has found watercolor painting to be particularly therapeutic.  

Both instructors emphasized that no artistic ability is necessary to profit from this class.

“Healing through Art” is being offered at the Moorestown Library on Thursdays afternoons from 12:30-2 p.m., Oct. 4 through Nov. 15 (excluding Nov. 1).  

The six sessions cost $75 and include all supplies. Registration is required by calling the library at 856-234-0333. Space is limited, so if you’re interested in attending, don’t delay registering for what is sure to be a wonderful and relaxing art experience.

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