An “Art Healing” program first presented Feb. 24 at International House, Davis, will be reprised from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at 10 College Park.
The first session attracted about 25 people from the Davis/Sacramento area. Taught by husband-and-wife team of Bahram Khamjani and Jaleh Alavi, everyone became an artist, using canvases printed with Op Art-style figures from Marilyn Monroe to Michael Jackson. All supplies were provided by the artists.
“Everyone can paint,” Khamjani said.
The artists said that all stresses and worries leave as people begin working on their canvases, hence the healing part of “art healing.” On March 24, attendees will be working on cardboard for free and on canvas for $30. The theme will be expressionism.
Khamjani said he would be willing to organize a class for individuals who are interested in drawing and painting classes in advance of the 2 p.m. meeting.
Tata Monfared of Senses Cultural said she hopes a continued series of Art Healing programs will lead to financial support for Senses Cultural philanthropic programs, including the making of a BYkids film in Afghanistan. Reach her at [email protected]