Peers, Tears and Pages: Book Making for Mental Health Recovery
The combination of our work backgrounds and lived experience with mental illness inform this recovery workshop. Our belief is that the creative process is a healing process in itself. Our intent is to help people who are struggling to understand and manage their mental health. By having them express their ideas visually in a creative, interactive and open setting, students put together a record of their most personal and meaningful thoughts into a work of art.
Jesse Sanchez and Brian Karas are both experienced book designers and illustrators with quite a few accolades to their credit in the field of publishing, and as well, have a history of mental health issues and lived experience. Their goal is to use their skills in book design to help people manage their mental health.
- Four 2-hour classes where students create art based on 12 recovery principles
- Students learn book design and storytelling basics to assemble their artwork into an artist’s book
- Students bind their books using simple bookbinding techniques taught in class
- Art materials are provided but use of personal art media is welcome
- A reception is held (with pizza!) where students are able to share their work with others
Our newest four-session workshop will take place on the following dates:
- Friday, October 7
- Friday, October 14
- Friday, October 21 and
- Friday, October 28, 2022
All classes will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Apogee Center 160 Fairview Ave Suite 234, Hudson, NY 12534