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About the Artist Facilitator

Kimberlie Griffis (Kim) is a native of Colorado Springs and has lived in Colorado most of her life. She attended a private art college in Northern California and has BFAs in both Interior Design and Graphic Design. Most recently, Kim received a Master Degree from Naropa University in Counseling/Art Therapy and is a studio artist at Cottonwood Center for the Arts. She also holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and serves on local nonprofit boards.

Kim enjoys creating art that speaks to her emotions and utilizes a variety of methods and materials to express through her art work. She also volunteers with nonprofits in the area to facilitate art related healing workshops, specializing in trauma recovery through creative art expression.

MY EXPERIENCES

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About this Experience

Utilizing a variety of materials, we will be making “containers” to hold precious items such as encouraging words to ourselves, poetry, and items that we hold dear.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group - Open to Community
Age:
Specifically for Adults
Venue:
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
Located at:
427 E. Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Date(s):
To be agreed upon
Time(s):
To be agreed upon
Creating Special Containers

About this Experience

Each participant will create an acrylic painting that reflects themselves as a tree and how it is often used as a healing metaphor for growth and groundedness.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group – Military/Veteran Only
Age:
Specifically for Adults
Venue:
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
Located at:
427 E. Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Date(s):
To be agreed upon
Time(s):
To be agreed upon
I Am a Tree

About this Experience

One-on-One sessions utilizing a variety of methods and materials to have fun using art as a stress-releasing activity.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Individual
Age:
Specifically for Adults
Venue:
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
Located at:
427 E. Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Date(s):
To be agreed upon
Time(s):
To be agreed upon
Individual Artistic Expression
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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