Sharyn Alexander - Arts for Healing

In addition to creating my own work, I have been producing and facilitating Creative Arts programs. Sessions are designed to nurture creativity while meeting the unique needs of individuals often with challenging medical or mental health conditions.

These person-centered programs promote self exploration, build skills, increase confidence, self esteem, enjoyment, relaxation and stress reduction, all of which foster healing. Creativity offers non verbal means for self expression and has the potential to transform and enhance the quality of life.

We use a variety of professional artist supplies and nonconventional materials such as found objects and recyclable items. In an open studio environment I offer instruction in a variety of techniques including painting, printmaking, collage, mask making, ceramics and sculpture.

 

 

Work Experience

The Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury
Serving ages 16 years and up, including Veterans, with conditions such as traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, heart attack, stroke, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, eating disorders, cancer, alcohol and substance abuse, patients on ventilator support systems.

The Center For Neurodegenerative Care at Ferncliff
Assisting ages 20 years and up with neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis .

Mill Street Loft, Arts for Healing Outreach Programs
Pediatric Oncology Unit at Vassar Hospital:
Pediatric Oncology
Upward Bound at Marist College:
Summer school for inner city teens
Habilidad: After school program for bilingual inner city teens
Vassar Warner Home with Habilidad: Intergenerational program, teens and seniors
Children's Home of Poughkeepsie:
Serving abused and neglected children in the Hudson River Region
Arc. of Dutchess: Serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Dutchess County

Maya Gold Foundation
The mission of the Maya Gold Foundation is to empower youth to access their inner wisdom and realize their dreams. Serving youth in New Paltz and surrounding areas.

 

Contact Sharyn to receive a comprehensive Human Service Resume.