Local gives workshop on healing through art

Vernon artist Roxi Sim-Hermsen will be at Nadine’s Fine Art in downtown Vernon to give a healing art workshop Saturday, June 15.

  • Jun. 9, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Vernon artist Roxi Sim-Hermsen will be at Nadine’s Fine Art in downtown Vernon to give a healing art workshop Saturday, June 15.

The experiential workshop is geared to any level artist from beginner to professional.

“Working with the elements of fire, water, earth and air, participants will create brilliant coloured pieces that will bring out their inner child,” said Hermsen. “Enjoy the freedom of letting go and letting art just happen.”

Workshop participants will create three pieces, one watercolour and two watercolour cards with envelopes.

Materials are available on site and participants can take a kit home to continue their own healing through art.

Together with her husband of 35 years, Hermsen has led a creative life as a potter, sculptor, painter, award-winning tap dancer, set designer,  illustrator, and teacher.

Following the loss of her health and her nine-year-old son in 1996, Hermsen’s family went on a working holiday to Grenada, where she seriously took up painting.

Going through 200 feet of canvas and a suitcase full of paint, Hermsen focused on her art therapy knowledge to help recover from her grief.

Hermsen has since shown her art in Grenada, Vancouver, Calgary, Kelowna, and most recently at the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Art Gallery and The Hub Arts Collective in Vernon. Her paintings are now in collections throughout the world.

Those wishing to register for the workshop can contact Nadine’s at 250-542-8544.