Art and Emotions

Starts Monday, March 20 | In this 8-week course, you’ll explore the Dynamic Emotional Integration Workbook through art – a unique way to learn while developing your art practice.


Exploring Your Emotions Through Artistic Practices

Get in touch with your inner artist and emotive self as you embark on a creative and illuminating journey through the Dynamic Emotional Integration Workbook by Karla McLaren, M.Ed.

You’ll join artist and licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® professional Sue Barclay, B.A. for an 8-week exploration of your emotions through simple artistic practices, reading and reflection, Zoom webinars, and Forum interactions.

As part of this course you will receive your own copy of the Dynamic Emotional Integration Workbook.

What You’ll Learn:

  • New ways of understanding, relating to, and working skillfully with your feelings and emotions
  • Simple art and mark-making techniques designed to help facilitate your empathic inner dialogue
  • Empathic Mindfulness and self-care practices to help regulate your energy levels as you move more deeply into your emotional realm.

Course Details

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

Dates: Monday, March 20 to Friday, May 12, 2023

Price: $275.00

Learning and Interaction Structure: 2-hour weekly webinars using the Zoom video conferencing program, Forum discussions, relevant handouts, and audio files.

Live Zoom Webinar: In these weekly 2-hour experiential learning sessions, you will be guided through the material in the Dynamic Emotional Integration Workbook and invited to explore the concepts using simple creative practices.

Forum: The Forum is a private online space created for our group where you can share your experiences and ask questions. The Forum will be monitored by the facilitators who will respond to your posts. Your participation is completely voluntary. Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer and Consultant Bobbi McIntyre will assist Sue in replying to your Forum posts.

Zoom Webinar Dates and Times: To be announced.

Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours per week (if you are unable to make the live Zoom session you will be able to work through the relevant material in your workbook and ask any questions in the Forum).

Materials Required: Plain paper or a sketch book and any combination of the following: easy to use color pencils, pens, chalks, pastels, or paints.

This Course is Suitable For: Anyone who is interested in learning more about their emotions and themselves.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to know anything about emotions or art to take this course?

A: No, come as you are! This course is designed for anyone at any skill level. Whether you’re new to Empathy Academy and Karla McLaren’s work or you’ve been with us for a while, this course will help you deepen your understanding of emotions and develop your personal art practice.

Q: I’m not an artist, is this course appropriate for me?

A: Yes! You do not need to have any specific art practice or training in order to attend and gain emotional and artistic skills from this course.

Q: Will I be expected to share my emotions or art with others?

A: No. You will not be asked to share your personal emotional experiences or your artistic pieces. Your emotions are yours and your art is yours, so you can share what and when you’re comfortable with, or not share at all.

Q: If I sign up, what happens next?

A: You will receive an email from the instructors to welcome you soon after you register. This email will include some course information and logistics. You will receive another email shortly before the course begins with information about the first week’s materials and how to post in the Forum.

Q: What do I need to participate in this course?

A: You’ll need access to Internet and Zoom. The materials you’ll need for this course include the following: The Dynamic Emotional Integration Workbook (which will be included with the purchase of this course) and art supplies such as plain paper or a sketch book and any combination of the following: easy to use color pencils, pens, chalks, pastels, or paints.

About the Instructors

Sue Barclay

Sue Barclay is double licensed as a Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer and Consultant, and she is an artist and Alexander Technique instructor.

Sue uses simple artistic practices to help people access and work with their emotions, and to facilitate an interior dialogue. Her ingenious “mark-making” process removes the performance aspect of art, and helps people access their deepest, unspoken understandings of emotions and their own true selves.

Bobbi McIntyre

Bobbi McIntyre is double-licensed as a Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer and Consultant, and a certified Equine-Assisted life coach. She focuses her work on the wisdom in emotions and how to work with them to create a balanced and healthy life.

Bobbi also focuses on sharing empathic communication skills to promote healthy relationships at home and at work.

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