The Healing Power of Symbols and Imagery

Artist: Eloise Bruce

Type: Professional Learning

Program Availability: In-Person, Virtual

  • The Healing Power of Symbols and Imagery
  • The Healing Power of Symbols and Imagery
  • The Healing Power of Symbols and Imagery


This professional learning program uses the art forms of visual art and poetry to foster well-being. Collage and poetry offer pathways into our unconscious mind where many of our fears and dreams live hidden from our view. In this workshop participants are given the opportunity to explore their creative selves, identify what sustains them, leave behind some of their recent losses, and create a new future to live into. Teachers can take the strategies of this workshop back into their classrooms and adapt them to give students an opportunity to explore loss and to reconnect with their dreams.


In-Person or Virtual

Recommended Participants

  • Educators
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Arts Specialists
  • Principals and Supervisors

Learning Intentions

Educators will:

  • Journal teaching and learning recollections.
  • Create a collage that represents their personal core/center.
  • Identify sensory details for seeing and hearing.
  • Create a poem that reflects a powerful future to live in.
  • Present collages and poems.

YA Connections

  • NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Creating; Anchor Standard 1: Conceptualizing & Generating Ideas
  • NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Responding; Anchor Standard 7: Perceiving and Analyzing Products
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Self Care

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders

  • Standard 4: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • Standard 6: Professional Capacity of School Personnel

Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $1400

Additional Fees: In-Person Program Travel Fee - $95 per day; Virtual Program Technology Fee - $45; (On-Demand programs are not charged travel or tech fees)


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: (1) 90-min Session (Additional time available at $300/hour)

Workshop Minimum # of Days: 1

Appropriate For Grade(s): Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, All Grades



Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

Creative Writing

SEL: Social Emotional Learning