Workshop: Neurographic Art As Meditation
Art is inherently therapeutic. When we do something creative, it reduces stress and encourages the production of dopamine in our brain promoting a feeling of satisfaction, pleasure, accomplishment, and motivation. Artist, and former Link Art teacher, Gwen Hanlon Howard will educate us on the revolutionary art technique of Neurographic Art, developed by Russian psychologist, artist, and architect, Dr. Pavel Piscarev and then lead us through a transformational drawing session. Best of all, everyone can benefit from a Neurographic Art experience regardless of their drawing abilities!
Gwen Hanlon Howard is an artist and a teacher. She graduated from Smith College with an AB degree in Economics and received her BFA in Printmaking and MA in Fine Arts Education from Kean University. She has been creating, exhibiting, and selling her artwork for 30 years, some of which are held in private collections around the world. Gwen’s primary medium is printmaking however she is also an accomplished painter and photographer. She recently created ecclesiastical artwork for St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Westfield, NJ, and the Diocese of New Jersey and has a current exhibit at Biomedical Center at Cornell University.
Gwen has been involved in education for 25 years, starting in her sons' schools as an Instructional Aid, Lunch Aid, school volunteer, and Fine Arts Teacher for the Springfield, NJ Board of Education and Link Community Charter School prior to her recent retirement. Gwen lives in NJ with her husband, Bill, and dog, Scotia. They have two adult sons. She enjoys creating, gardening, cooking, and reading and continues to offer art workshops for different organizations in the area.