Oct 6, 2020, 6PM–7PM

Penn Art and Wellness Student Mindfulness Session

Image courtesy Art and Wellness: an artwork from a past program, created by 15 anonymous individuals.

Join the ICA Student Board and Penn Art and Wellness for a meditative, art making program!

This virtual session will begin with a guided body scan meditation, which will draw your attention to the present moment as you build a connection between the mind and the body. Following this meditation, participants will be encouraged to devote 30 minutes to artmaking with a medium of your choice. This will allow you to express yourself through imagery. At the end of the session, everyone will reconvene to share our experiences and the art we created.

The session is geared toward undergrad and grad students, but all are welcome! Please have some artmaking materials of your choice with you at the session – from something as simple as a pen and sheet of paper, to a full paint set. Questions can be directed to Natalie Sandstrom, Program Coordinator, at nsand@ica.upenn.edu.

Register for this program (via Zoom): https://upenn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwofu2qpzMpE9a9_wTFOoI8MNKWh-6kfOXM

Art and Wellness is a club at the University of Pennsylvania that works to create an all-inclusive, non-judgmental community where anyone is allowed to come participate in group art. This organization brings together the practices of mindfulness meditation and art therapy to encourage a more present lifestyle. Our mission is to provide an outlet for stress relief through creativity and self-reflection. Before the pandemic, Art and Wellness sessions consisted of collaborative free-style art where everyone would paint on the same canvas. In the future, Art and Wellness hopes to donate art to local hospitals or schools.

The ICA Student Board is an organization comprised of Penn Undergraduate students who are committed to advancing accessibility and inclusion within contemporary art. They serve as ambassadors of ICA exhibitions and programs, working with museum staff to establish the Institute as an essential space for student engagement with the arts at Penn. The Board leads initiatives that foster and strengthen the relationship between the museum and Penn’s student body, advises ICA staff as representatives of the University community, develops dynamic student-centered events, produces an annual arts publication, and manages promotional networks designed specifically for student outreach.


Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.


Registration through Zoom is required.