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Stars of Hope for Waukesha

 

Community Art Therapy in the wake of the Christmas Parade Tragedy

WATA’s Social Action Committee has been present with the Waukesha community through the Comfort and Joy Ornament Project, created as an art therapy first response in the aftermath of the violent and tragic events of November 21, 2021. Messages of support and solidarity were written and drawn on ornaments which now adorn Healing Trees in businesses throughout the parade route and Downtown Waukesha area.

As Waukesha continues to grow in strength and preparation for future parades and celebrations of life, we are setting the intention to illuminate the downtown with thousands of colorful stars. Broken Mirror Healing will host more workshops to make 3D paper stars. Stars of Hope USA will be partnering with WATA provide a space to make painted wooden stars in conjunction with these Upcoming Events:

🎇City Staff event, May 19, lunch time TBD

🎇 BuchnerFest , Saturday, June 11, 10:00 am to noon

🎇 Tribute Tuesday, June 14, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

🎇Monday Night at the Movies, June 20, 6:00 to 7:15 pm

🎇Healing Hearts Group Session, Thursday, June 23, 6:30 to 8 pm

🎇Civic Band performance, Thursday, June 30, 7 to 8:00 pm

Working with Art Therapists, the public will be provided with the materials to create a star.

Event-specific Details to come.

Click here for more information on the message and mission of Stars of Hope. 

WATA Partnership with Wisconsin “Afghan-American Art Program”

Supporting Afghan Refugees and Assisting Afghan Allies in Wisconsin

More information coming soon!  Working on providing art & art therapy to Afghan people resettled in Wisconsin as they build stability after fleeing the Taliban takeover in their homeland.

Art for Peace in Ukraine

More information coming soon!  WATA’s Social Action Committee is developing an effort to partner with Ukrainian artists and create events that will generate support for refugees and wounded soldiers on the ground.

Past Events

WATA Partnership with the Milwaukee Art Therapy Collective:

“Unbound” Book Art Exhibition

Open call for art! Submit your entries using this link:

This show will be all inclusive of handmade books, artist books, altered books, art created from book materials and any book-related creations. All submissions are due by January 24th via Google forms.
The ATCB allows one juried art exhibition per renewal term, participation and acceptance in a juried show earns you 10 CEUs towards your recertification!
Additional information provided in the link above.

Comfort & Joy Ornament Project

The Comfort & Joy Ornament Project for Waukesha aims to foster unity and support following the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade Tragedy.

ORNAMENT MAKING WORKSHOPS:

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19,

Between 2-4 PM

Martha Merrell’s Books & Toys – 231 W Main St, Waukesha, WI

Phone: (262) 547-1060

Contact: brokenmirrorhealing@gmail.com

2021 WATA Annual Meeting of the Membership

521 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

Create a Fabric Meditation Book

Learn this process of fiber arts for your own self-care practice and/or for use with your clients.

Hosted by Emma Freeman

WALK to END ALZHEIMER’S WATA TEAM

Sunday, September 19, 2021, 8:30 am WATA table, 10:00 am Walk

Join the WATA Social Action Committee and WATA BOD members to show support for people affected by Alzheimer’s Disease through the WALK to END ALZHEIMER’S.  This will be a family-friendly event beginning at Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront.

WATA will have a table with information about art therapy and older adults/caregiver support, etc., before the walk at 8:30 am-10:00 am.

Join the WATA WALK TEAM here:

https://act.alz.org/site/TR?sid=23938&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=14899&s_joinTeamID=691262

Gallery Night Invite