Who we are:
Caterina Martinico is an artist, registered art therapist, educator and creativity facilitator, who has been fostering creativity through artmaking for over 25 years. Her work inspires others to connect with the spark of their creative selves, and their own inner wisdom as it reveals itself through the art process. She is dedicated to artmaking as a healing, transformative experience
She has taught Creative Process classes at Santa Rosa Junior since 1980 and facilitates workshops at conferences and retreat centers throughout the Western US on the healing potential of art, emphasizing self-care and art as a means to happiness and resilience . She leads workshops in the Illuminated Mandala, SoulCollage®, encaustic painting, mixed media exploration and visual journaling, as well as womens art support groups and creativity mentoring for children.
The Creative Arts Studio
intention is to foster a sense of supportive community and shared journey
through the healing vitality of art making. We build community through
creativity by facilitating groups and workshops in creative art process
in which we deeply connect with one another through our art and sharing.
We also foster and mentor individuals. Participants are introduced to
a wide variety of materials including oil and chalk pastels, Prismacolor
pencils, watercolor, acrylic and tempera paint, clay, collage, luminescent
inks, and more.
Who is this for?
Art process is for anyone wishing to enhance their creativity and learn ways of working with art for healing and self-knowledge. Through experiencing the work directly, teachers, nurses, counselors, therapists, and others in the helping professions learn ways to work with others using art process.
What we offer:
Illuminated Mandala Retreat Days
We offer day long retreats, four times a year, creating Illuminated Mandalas, using prismacolor pencils on black fine art paper, based on the work of Judith Cornell. See our Illluminated Mandala page.
Art Process Groups
In these groups we learn to express ourselves using art media to explore our creativity, tell our stories, and build community by sharing creatively. There are groups for both women and men and for women only.
Art Therapy Sessions
will come into your school, workplace,agency, or medical facility and
create art experiences that will:
in a group at The Creative Arts Studio is one of the most satisfying experiences
in my search for life's substance. No matter what your previous art experience
is, you are unconditionally accepted to create and share without judgment.
A true gift for all participants.