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An eco-dyeing experience

An eco-dyeing experience

Rust, indigo, and cochineal dyeing/printing are all intriguing ways to add natural colour to mixed media art, as I learned at a workshop in Elizabeth Bunsen’s lakeside studio in Vermont this spring. Incidentally, A Perfect Red, by Amy Butler Greenfield, is a...

Researchers embracing creativity!

Researchers embracing creativity!

In a new publication appearing in the journal Arts & Health, one of my teams explores what it was like for us as researchers to become participants in a creative project – a sort of role reversal. Guided by a professional artist, Mary Pfaff, we started with some...

Establishing safe spaces

Establishing safe spaces

How do workshop facilitators create a space where strangers can come together to safely share their experiences of life’s transitions? In other words, what makes a space safe?  Dr. Ryan Hamilton (Psychology, University of New Brunswick), his students, and I explore...

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