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Healing and Creating with Herbs
March 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join us as we celebrate the final day of our exhibition Feast & Famine with an art and tea blend making workshop lead by herbalist and art therapist Roxana Marroquin. Roxana will begin the workshop with an informational session on the healing properties of various herbs. Subsequently, participants will create mandalas and custom tea blends using a variety of herbs.
This program is in partnership with Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc.’s Art Grows in Newark program, a part of their Eco-Art initiative.
Workshop Maximum: 15, RSVP strongly encouraged
Roxana Marroquin has extensive experience as a teaching artist, art therapist, facilitator, and community gardener. Marroquin’s experiences include: Art Instructor at the YWCA of Eastern Union County Family Domestic Violence shelter in Elizabeth, NJ; darkroom photography instructor at International Center of Photography at The Point in the South Bronx, NY; expressive arts facilitator at YMCA of Newark and Vicinity; and art therapy facilitator at The Children’s Museum of Art’s community programs in New York City. As a bilingual art therapist, Marroquin has held positions at the Coalition of Hispanic Family Services and Good Shepherd Services in Brooklyn, where she provided art therapy to families in Preventive and Foster Care systems in order to prevent family separation and facilitate reunification. Currently, Marroquin is a fee-for-service bilingual art therapist at Union Settlement in Harlem. Marroquin has exhibited photography and sculpture widely in New York, New Jersey and California, as well as curated various community exhibits and cultural events. In addition, Marroquin has been a collaborator of Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. and facilitator of its Eco-Art program since 2014. She has facilitated various community workshops with Newark SAS that include building bird houses out of recycled bottles, dolls made from corn husks, cardboard tree sculptures, and weaving with natural materials. Marroquin has a Master’s of Science degree in Art Therapy Counseling from the College of New Rochelle and brings a perspective of community healing into her workshops and programming. Marroquin is an avid gardener and has participated in growing food and creating cultural community events in various community gardens since 2012. In 2013, Marroquin co-created and facilitated the Growing Good Vibes Articultural Systems in the Living Village Community Garden in Jersey City, NJ that incorporated visual, performance and musical arts within the garden. Marroquin continuously seeks to grow and expand her practice and is currently studying herbalism as an apprentice of Spiritual Herbalist Karen M. Rose.
Utilizing the approach of social entrepreneurship, Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (Newark SAS) is a community-driven, 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Newark, NJ that implements various initiatives to increase awareness of environmental, ecological and wellness issues through educational programs and hands-on activities. Newark SAS assists with the creation of self-sustaining and environmentally friendly communities by developing pathways for green jobs, increased self-sufficiency, and broader community empowerment. We achieve this through collaborations and partnerships with residents, community-based organizations and other key stakeholders, including local businesses. Your continued support helps our local actions address global challenges.
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