USAF Academy Airman & Family Readiness Center 719-333-3444 3296 0 Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center 719-772-7000 1074 0 Fort Carson Intrepid Spirit Center 719-526-1327 3033 0 Angels of America’s Fallen (719) 661-6990 2687 0 Wounded Warrior Project (904) 914-1554 2913 0 The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter One 719-203-6736 4184 0 UCCS Veteran Health and Trauma Clinic 719-255-8072 1853 0 Operation Homefront 719-368-3898 2555 0 StableStrides 719-495-3908 3265 0 Pikes Peak Community College Department of Military & Veterans Programs 719-502-4100 2425 0 3826 148 christine@honoringx.com

Contact info

750 East Kiowa Street, Apt. 1, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USStudio Address

Honoring XOrganizational Affiliation

About the Artist Facilitator

Christine is an artist, art teacher, and certified grief educator who enjoys music, traveling, spending time with her family, and a really good street taco.

As a former k-12 art teacher she has experience teaching adult and children’s art classes in a variety of mediums including ceramics, collage, drawing, painting, printing, and sculpture. Her primary focus is on meeting students where they are in their own artistic process encouraging exploring a creative outlet over the pressure of a “perfect” finished product. She recently left her teaching career after the sudden loss of her son. With the need to stay “tethered” to her life, and find purpose through the pain she became a certified grief educator and a grief movement instructor. As a legacy for her son, she co-founded the company Honoring X; art and wellness classes for grief groups who are honoring their own loved ones, and themselves through their personal grief journeys. 

Christine’s credentials include: a BFA in Fine Art from A.S.U., MEd in K-12 art education from Regis University, Colorado Art Educators Association’s charter/private school Teacher of the Year, certified Grief Educator through David Kessler, certified Grief Movement instructor.

Please note: I am not an art therapist and MAC experiences are not Honoring X grief courses. 

 

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MY EXPERIENCES

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About this Experience

It is amazing how we are attracted to certain “things”; words, images, keepsakes, trinkets, ephemera, notes, and unexpected treasures. Separately they seem random but collectively, our subconscious can find connections allowing us to create something unexpected. The objective of this course is to build a cohesive personal sculpture from a seemingly random assortment of items. I will guide you while you work but you are the artist, this is your evolving vision and your work, what do you see and what do you have to say?

Supplies: provided (glue, scissors, paint, etc)

Personal items: bring your own small items for your artwork, if you are using photos bring copies.

Optional items available: the class is at “Who Gives a Scrap” it is filled with new and used art and craft supplies. You can get some supplies there at no cost to you.

This is one, two hour class.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Individual
Age:
All Ages
Venue:
Who Gives A Scrap
Located at:
810 Arcturus Dr., Colorado Springs
Date(s):
To be agreed upon.

About this Experience

It is amazing how we are attracted to certain “things”; words, images, keepsakes, trinkets, ephemera, notes, and unexpected treasures. Separately they seem random but collectively, our subconscious can find connections allowing us to create something unexpected. The objective of this course is to build a cohesive personal sculpture from a seemingly random assortment of items. I will guide you while you work but you are the artist, this is your evolving vision and your work, what do you see and what do you have to say?

Supplies: provided (glue, scissors, paint, etc)

Personal items: bring your own small items for your artwork, if you are using photos bring copies.

Optional items available: the class is at “Who Gives a Scrap” it is filled with new and used art and craft supplies. You can get some supplies there at no cost to you.

This is one, two hour class.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group - Open to Community
Age:
All Ages
Venue:
Who Gives a Scrap
Located at:
810 Arcturus Dr., Colorado Springs
Date(s):
To be agreed upon.

About this Experience

Creating Visual Texture with Prints, Paints, and Poetic Nonsense.

Explore and invent visual surface techniques using a variety of methods including stamps, prints, paints, photo transfers, pens, and your own written words. Apply these methods to your artwork, journals, or build your skills in your personal sketchbook.

Supplies: provided 

Persona/optional items: bring your own random ephemera (books, music sheets, magazines, copies of personal photos) for your artwork.. Journals/ sketchbooks are welcomed.

Additional items available: the class is at “Who Gives a Scrap” it is filled with new and used art and craft supplies. You can get some supplies there at no cost to you.

This is one, two hour class.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Individual
Age:
All Ages
Venue:
Who Gives A Scrap
Located at:
810 Arcturus Dr, Colorado Springs
Date(s):
To be agreed upon.
“Scratching the Surface:

About this Experience

Creating Visual Texture with Prints, Paints, and Poetic Nonsense.

Explore and invent visual surface techniques using a variety of methods including stamps, prints, paints, photo transfers, pens, and your own written words. Apply these methods to your artwork, journals, or build your skills in your personal sketchbook.

Supplies: provided 

Personal/optional items: bring your own random ephemera (books, music sheets, magazines, copies of personal photos) for your artwork.. Journals/ sketchbooks are welcomed.

Additional items available: the class is at “Who Gives a Scrap” it is filled with new and used art and craft supplies. You can get some supplies there at no cost to you.

This is one, two hour class.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group - Open to Community
Age:
All Ages
Venue:
Who Gives A Scrap
Located at:
810 Arcturus Dr, Colorado Springs
Date(s):
To be agreed upon.
Level:
Experience Level 1 Beginner
Experience Level 2 Intermediate
Type:
Individual Individual
Group/ Public Group - Open to Community
Group/ Private Group - Military/Veteran Only
Age:
All Ages All Ages
Youth Youth
Adult Adult
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