Expressive Arts program for adults slated

The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center will present “Expressive Arts Workshop for Adults” on Tuesdays starting September 11, 6-8 p.m. The four-week series will be held at the Bereavement Center located on 5 Plains Road in Augusta.


“I’ve always wanted to do something for adults after seeing how well it has worked for the children, in terms of being able to externalize – give voice – to their many different feelings in grief,” said Diana Sebzda, MA, LPC, FT, Director of Bereavement. “On occasion, I have the parents/guardians participate in the same art activity that the children will be doing and it’s a great way for the parents to see how art can facilitate conversations in grief, express emotions and show others, through their art, how they are feeling.”


“This will be our first attempt at an arts workshop for adults and my hope is that the program will develop over time. The debut program will include four sessions, once a week, that introduce a different expressive art modality that could be helpful in expressing their grief – Music, Art, Drama and Writing,” said Sebzda. 


We would like to invite any adult, who has suffered a loss through death, to participate in this new workshop.  We will have reserved space for ten and the cost of registration is $100 to help cover the cost of materials and supplies. Those interested can register online at or call 973-948-2283.

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