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Art of Empathy: Self-Regulation

Apr 15 2021

Seattle Art Museum



Art can help us reduce stress, work through anxiety, and process emotions. In a year of a global pandemic, racial injustice, and political upheaval, it’s important to take time for self-care. Join SAM educators as we explore the art of empathy for others as well as ourselves. Each lunchtime session will be 45 minutes and include a meditation activity as well as a deep look at works from SAM's collection. Sign up for one or all sessions. The webinar format allows you to munch on your salad without worrying whether anyone can see the spinach in your teeth.

Session 2: Self-Regulation

Feelings are the way our body interprets emotions. Once you are more aware of how you feel and what emotions have caused these sensations, you can start to self-regulate. Art can be a way to move through and experience a full range of emotions. In this session, we will have a guided breathing exercise before making our own meditative drawings.

This session will be led by Kelsey Donahue, Assistant Manager for Gallery Learning, and Lynda Swenson, Assistant Manager for Studio Programs .

Other Events in the Series

Thu Apr 8
Art of Empathy: Self-Awareness

Thu Apr 15
Art of Empathy: Self-Regulation

Thu Apr 22
Art of Empathy: Social Awareness

Thu Apr 29
Art of Empathy: Social Engagement

Free with registration. Complete your registration at the Zoom link in your confirmation email. If you have any questions, please contact
Bush Hen Dreaming, Sandhill Country, 2004, Abie Loy Kamerre, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 71 5/8 x 71 5/8 in. (182 x 182cm), Gift of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan,, 2019.20.15, © Abie Loy Kamerre

Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.