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Art & the Brain: A Wellness Series

Monday, February 1, 2021
12:00 am – 11:59 pm

Woman creating art piece.

Art & the Brain: A Wellness Series

Monday, February 1, 2021
12:00 am – 11:59 pm

Creating space for stress reduction, self-care, art engagement, and overall brain health, a four-part video series offers meditative practices for everyday life. In partnership with the McNay Art Museum and Mind Science, Gaby Gámez, art therapist, shares a new wellness practice each week inviting participants to exercise creativity and mindfulness. Each segment includes a relaxation or centering exercise and list of suggested materials. Appropriate for all ages; no prior art experience necessary.

As part of this series, join us for Art & the Brain: A Virtual Wellness Conversation on March 2 at 6 p.m.

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Monday, February 1

Move It

Create art outside with materials provided by nature.

Materials: branches, leaves, rocks, sticks—items sourced by walking outdoors and a bag for collecting.



Monday, February 8

Draw It

Allow the unintentional lines and shapes of Mandalas and Zentangles to create stress reduction and focused mind.

Materials: 2 sheets of paper, 1 pencil, 1 black pen.


Monday, February 15

Write It

Deconstruct phrases from an old or unused book, newspaper, or magazine to reveal subconscious thoughts or found poetry.

Materials: magazine/newspaper article or pages of an old book, black marker, 1 sheet of paper.


Monday, February 22

Play It

Respond to sound or music releasing stress with mark making.

Materials: selection of music or sounds, paper, thin markers or colored pens.