Art Cures / Summer 2022

Online Masterclasses with Creativity Expert and Master Teacher, Adriana Marchione

Two Dynamic Masterclasses combining principles of expressive arts therapy and creative coaching to expand the pathways to meaningful and impactful artistic expression. These live classes will provide an opportunity to unhook from past conditioning that block creativity and invite in the creative projects and practices that are calling to us.

The Creative Demons:

Working with Resistance, Fear and Self-Doubt in our Art-Making

Friday, June 24, 2022

10-11:30am PDT

In this class you will learn how to support yourself or people you work with to:

  • Explore the many difficulties that arise in art-making which inhibit the flow or stop the process
  • Examine the role of the inner and outer critic, and how to turn turn these blocks into allies
  • Further self-acceptance by embracing the universal truths regarding the creative ‘highs’ and ‘lows’
  • Identify self-care rituals and healthy habits that can foster productive creative time

Weathering the Storm:

Channeling Personal and Global Challenges into Creative Fuel 

Friday, August 26, 2022

10-11:30am PDT

In this class you will learn how to support yourself or people you work with to:

  • Channel emotions, stories and intense feelings into creative acts that ground us and empower us
  • Further step into the medicinal quality of art to enliven us and drop us into transcendent states
  • Identify creative projects that want to be actualized for personal healing and/or social impact
  • Discover how we can move from isolation to connection through the power of creative community

For Educators, Therapists, Artists, Coaches or Anyone who Wants to Learn more about Healing through Creativity.


Cost: $15 per class, $25 if you sign up for both.

On Zoom

If you can’t make it ‘live’, a recording will be available



Adriana Marchione MA, REAT, RSMT has been involved in the arts for over thirty years as a filmmaker, dancer, photographer and is internationally recognized in her work as a movement-based expressive arts therapist and educator. Since 2002, Adriana has taught and directed programs at Tamalpa Institute, California Institute of Integral Studies, WHEAT Institute in Canada and founded her own wellness center in San Francisco. She has presented her creative healing approach with a focus on addiction, eating disorders, trauma and grief, at festivals, conferences, and treatment centers including South by Southwest, Studio le théâtre du Corps in Paris, Ohlhoff Recovery Program and the Commonwealth Club. Adriana is currently directing The Creative High, a feature documentary featuring working artists who have faced addiction, and the natural high of art-making. Find more about her work, www.adrianamarchione.com, and her film at www.thecreativehigh.com


“Working with Adriana has helped me to access deeper places within myself to ignite my creativity, deepen my self understanding and strengthen tools and rituals for self care.  As an entrepreneur in a creative business, both the outside and internal demands are high and can often lead me to disconnect to my sense of self, grounding and energy.  Working with Adriana has helped me to heal from these demands and find practices that sustain my energy and well-being, while maintaining a thriving business.”

-Emily Dreblow Rey, Soulflower Design Studio


“Adriana holds a wise mixture of tenderness, curiosity, and enthusiasm for the journeys the soul must take.  Challenges are provided, invitations to step out of one’s comfort zone, alongside a deep respect for student’s experience and intuition.  To do this one-on-one is a testament to her love and skill, but she holds the same level of facilitation amongst groups with many competing personalities.  This is truly a person who has taken her own journeys, and finds real joy in helping other travelers.”

 – Chelsea Delaney, Art Educator


“Working as a consultant in the hi-tech industry can be very demanding. Projects move at a breakneck pace, you need to navigate challenging personalities and somehow not allow that stress to intrude on your personal life and relationships. Adriana has been helped me overcome these obstacles and much more. Borrowing from a variety of disciplines, she always seems to find the perfect practice to help me center and regain perspective.”

– Dave Castelnuovo, Software Engineer