Creative Living with Jamie: Dara Dines

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This Week on Creative Living with Jamie: Dara Dines, artist and expressive arts facilitator

Dara Dines designs and facilitates expressive arts & nature based workshops that invite you to reconnect with yourself while creating with others.
She has a degree in Fine Arts & Business from Concordia University in Montreal, and a certificate in Expressive Arts Training from The Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy in Alberta. Her studies ignited her interest in collage, sculpture & creating installation pieces. She is also a Registered Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator with Ieata.

Dara got her start teaching art classes such as stained glass & picture framing. While teaching in South Korea and Japan for five years, she explored and integrated many forms of art into her classes. She has since been in the field of mental health & wellness, creating and facilitating a wide variety of groups.

In the past few years, she has had the exciting opportunity of stepping into the role of training others to use Expressive Arts in their own work. And now her first e-course is almost ready to launch! Dara was able to bring Spirit Doll with a Story  into being after taking part in the Circe Circle at Jamie Ridler Studios.

“I have always embraced creative expression, but my passion for the arts deepened through my travels and continues to be nurtured as I hike through the prairie landscapes and play around the foothills of the Rockies, now close to home..I flirt with the relationship of art & nature as I am sometimes known to pull out a Tibetan singing bowl or box of pastels from my backpack. Many forms of art remain an integral part of my own holistic journey as a way of being present to myself and others.”

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