Therapeutic Art with Patty Pyrz
Patty Pyrz is an artist, outdoor enthusiast, wellness practitioner and passionate teacher with twenty years experience instructing students from ages six to sixty. She loves to create with adults, kids and her own family.
She has been doodling, drawing, painting and collaging since she was a child. She believes in the process of healing through creative expression, journaling, and zentangle as a form of artistic meditation.
She holds a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology/Wellness. She has taught at St. John's Lutheran School, Savoy Recreation Center, Springer Cultural Center, Parkland Community College and UIUC's Campus Well-being services. Currently she serves on the board for 40 North/88 West Champaign County Arts, Culture and Entertainment Council.
Using art as a therapeutic process can be a powerful and non-threatening way to increase awareness and understanding of our feelings and express these through various creative methods. Practicing or participating in art can be a an effective process to convey your feelings emotionally, encourage healing, as well restore your sense of well-being. Find new ways through visual art to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills.
My goal is to help you use art as a way to practice mindfulness, relax, cope, understand yourself better and 'get out of your head' for awhile. Overanalyzing our thoughts, constantly thinking and ruminating can be exhausting on our brains, so give yourself permission to be in the moment and dabble in art!
You don't need to be an artist or have an artistic background to participate in any of the classes we offer at Pure Being. Shadow work, Art Journaling, Zendoodling...etc. are all about the process, not the outcome!
Be sure to click on ‘classes’ below for upcoming workshops and one on one consultation.