About the Program
A journal workshop with Ruth Crowe.
Join us for an exploratory art journaling workshop led by SCA’s Outreach Educator Meg Shoup & Artist, Ruth Crowe. In partnership with Arbor Circle, one of West Michigan’s most comprehensive providers of mental health services, this workshop will provide a variety of helpful written and visual tools to explore on our healing and wellness journeys. Ruth will share about her work and process for The Journal Project and introduce methods and media that she enjoys working with. Participants will get to experiment with collage, writing, painting and drawing. Leave the workshop with inspiration, writing prompts, and a journal to continue experimenting with your takeaways from the evening.
Come to one session, or come to both!
“I graduated from college in 1982 with a degree in Art Education but I had no desire to teach art at the high school level … so I proceeded to do everything but art. I was briefly in the US Army and a police officer with the LAPD. But I spent the majority of my adult life as a collegiate softball coach. It was only after being fired in 2005 that I was forced to figure out what to do with my life. I created a unique product (custom designed sports awards) and started selling to colleges and universities. After nearly a decade running my own business, I knew it was time to start creating art for myself and not other people. I pivoted, and have now been a full-time artist since 2014. It took me a long time to get back to my purpose in life … My art, like me, is a work in progress.”
Meg Shoup, Arts Outreach Educator
Meg is the Arts Outreach Educator at the SCA where she teaches and coordinates adult and children’s programs. She holds a BFA in Art Education from Kendall College of Art and Design and has spent the last decade teaching and leading art programs for both youth and adults. In her personal work, she enjoys working with charcoal, printmaking, and mixed-media.