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Expressive Arts Florida Institute

Expressive Arts Florida Institute provides comprehensive training in Expressive Arts, and a wide variety of creative life enrichment workshops and classes, both in our Sarasota, Florida studio and online. We are: Kathleen Horne, MA, LMHC, REACE, REAT Tamara Teeter Knapp, MA, NCC, MHC Intern, K-12 Art Teacher, , REACE Victoria Domenichello-Anderson, MA, REACE

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About this course

Professional Development with Pat B. Allen and Rhonda Johnson

 Your Storylines: Points in Racial Awareness

Wednesday July 14, 6-8:30 pm

Live Online via Zoom


EAFI Certificate Program graduates use coupon code 2021eafi to receive your 20% discount.

This workshop will be recorded and the recording will be posted in the forum after the workshop, for viewing only by those who have registered for the workshop. To ensure confidentiality of participants, the recording will be paused during reading of witness writings.

Transforming our racial awareness is an inside job.  Using Open Studio Process (OSP) we will identify points in personal history that make up our racial understanding.  We invite you to join us in an exploration of the strengths and vulnerabilities in our personal and collective stories.

Learning Objectives

  • set an intention about exploring racial awareness
  • create art about a point of personal history
  • witness their process 

Pat B. Allen, Ph.D., A.T.R., is an author, artist, art therapist, and teacher who connects to the Creative Source through art and writing. Her books – Art Is a Way of Knowing (Shambhala 1995) and Art Is a Spiritual Path (Shambhala 2005) – explore the borders between art, psychology, spirituality, and social action and are considered classics in the field of expressive arts therapy. Her novel  Cronation (Blue Jay Press, 2016) offers an inspiring vision of a world infused by the revolutionary creative energy of women. Author of numerous professional articles, Dr. Allen lectures and delivers workshops nationally and internationally. Her artwork has been exhibited in a wide variety of juried and invited exhibits. Dr. Allen served on the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for twenty years and has taught at many colleges and universities nationally and internationally. Dr. Allen co-founded the Open Studio Project in Chicago and of Studio Pardes in Oak  Park, IL. She is currently Senior Consulting  Faculty for the Jewish Studio Project, which was founded by her daughter, Rabbi Adina Allen. Pat is the delighted  grandmother of Adina’s two boys, Remy and Tovi.

Rhonda Johnson, ATR-BC  Rhonda graduated Wellesley College with a degree in Economics, then pursued a career in corporate marketing.  Reprioritizing her love for art, years later she made a mid-course correction to pursue a graduate degree in Creative Art Therapies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.  As a board-certified art therapist, and certified Open Studio Process facilitator; she offers art experiences in her home studio as well as at various community spaces.  Before the pandemic, Rhonda worked at a behavioral health center in Newark, NJ, creating and running their art therapy program for over 50 children and teens. Rhonda now provides art therapy via telehealth to kids who can benefit from art as a means of self-expression.  In her spare time, she indulges in Britcoms, knitting, drawing and reading.

Our Online Professional Development Series is designed for Expressive Arts students and practitioners (therapists, educators, facilitators, coaches, consultants). Through a live online format, we bring you renowned professionals in the field, from around the world, to enhance your training and expertise. Each presentation will be a combination of didactic and experiential learning. We are a Florida CEU provider for LMHC, LCSW, LMFT. You will receive a Certificate of Completion to submit to your own CE Board or certifying organization.

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Live Online Events and WorkshopsRefunds must be requested in writing (email) no later than 5 days prior to the workshop date. If supplies were sent to you, you will be refunded the workshop cost minus the supply fee. After the 5 day deadline there will be no refunds unless your space is filled by another participant.  There will be no refunds for "no shows”. In case of a family or medical emergency EAFI will do its best to either refund the workshop fee or credit it towards a later date. EAFI is not responsible for participant’s technology, internet, internet platform or computer issues. Participants are responsible for the necessary internet connections/platforms needed to participate in online workshops or events.