Art can help us reduce stress, work through anxiety, and process emotions. In a year of a global pandemic, racial injustice, and political upheaval, it’s important to take time for self-care. Join SAM educators as we explore the art of empathy for others as well as ourselves. Each lunchtime session will be 45 minutes and include a meditation activity as well as a deep look at works from SAM's collection. Sign up for one or all sessions. The webinar format allows you to munch on your salad without worrying whether anyone can see the spinach in your teeth.
Session 1: Self-Awareness
We typically experience emotions subconsciously as instinctual reactions. Paying attention to how we feel brings awareness and helps to unpack the root cause of emotions. In this session, we will practice a mindfulness drawing exercise to bring a new awareness to the spaces that we’ve been stuck in for over a year. We’ll also offer an escape from these places by looking closely at landscape paintings from SAM’s collection.
This session will be led by Kelsey Donahue, Assistant Manager for Gallery Learning, and Yaoyao Liu, Museum Educator.
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Thu Apr 8
Art of Empathy: Self-Awareness
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Mountain Landscape, ca. 1983, Kenneth Callahan, oil on board, 19 3/4 x 29in. (50.2 x 73.7cm), frame: 25 x 34 in., Gift of the Marshall and Helen Hatch Collection, in honor of the 75th, Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, 2012.15.4, © Estate of Kenneth Callahan