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Artistic Expression Class with Alyssa Saklak
August 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ARTISTIC EXPRESSION CLASS
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
No experience is necessary, all materials are provided
Light refreshments will be served
Spots are first come first serve; only 10 spots are available
Alyssa loves to share her passion and has held events welcoming friends and peers to enjoy a beginner-style class of art expression. Whether it is your first time picking up a paintbrush or you have taken classes before- Alyssa’s session will be a unique experience for any level. The class will focus on finding themes and symbols in your own life to express the words and feelings we can’t always articulate. She combines her knowledge of yoga, nursing, and art to bring a holistic approach to the canvas. You will walk away from class with the tools and applications for welcoming more creative expression in your life. You may even feel the healing benefits of the arts. No matter what the final piece looks like- you will have fun along the way!
About the Artist:
Alyssa Saklak RN, BSN, CMSRN
Alyssa has been a nurse for 6 years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a focus on general medicine. She started her nursing career at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois- where she took her first art history class while studying for her BSN. This is where Alyssa’s appreciation for the arts started and was first introduced to famous artists like Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, and Pablo Picasso. She was inspired not only by the art but the story behind the paintings and artists. While never formally trained- Alyssa started exploring her ability to use art to express herself and the many facets of life as a nurse and human. Alyssa’s creations include heavy topics, deep meanings, and words combined with the juxtaposition of bright colors and light symbolism. In December of 2018, Alyssa completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification and holds free classes for the community. Her diverse background as a nurse, educator, yoga teacher, and aspiring artist has been her living testament to nursing as an art and science.
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The International Museum of Surgical Science acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.