The Open Studio


The Open Studio at MAGIS is a regular space and time to explore and cultivate a personal creative process. We created this space with the belief that the expressive arts can help reintegrate the therapeutic capacity in our day-to-day, through our personal experiences, the experience of community, and journeying with others.

The Open Studio is run weekly by artists and expressive arts therapists. No prior creative arts experience is necessary, only a willingness to engage in the creative process and an openness to surprises. Curiosity is very much welcome in this creative sanctuary.

Session objectives

  • Provide a shared space for exploring creativity and art making for healing and discovering new dimensions of well being
  • Provide opportunity for cultivating a personal creative process and holistic practice, integrating all senses and parts of the body, interconnecting all mediums
  • Provide a regular space and time to process emotions, reactivating our sense of agency and ability to respond to life experiences

Session Details

Saturdays
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sessions will be held in a secure Zoom meeting session.

Registration Fee

PHP500/session
International payments accepted at USD14/session, and will be coordinated upon registration

REGISTER HERE

Materials needed

Prepare any materials you have available and want to use. You may be inspired to use anything within your home environment, including objects.


ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Tiffany Cheryl Chan
BFA, MA, MA (she/her)
Expressive Arts Therapist

Tiff specialises in an embodied, and resource-oriented, method of intermodal decentering (IDEC©), with particular focus on using Expressive Arts Therapy practices to process and transform experiences of anxiety, depression, suicidality, and grief; into hope, inspiration, understanding, growth, self compassion and resilience. As a highly sensitive and intuitive empath, her emphasis on the connection to the client, matched with a deep fluency in a full range of art forms, has effectively facilitated psycho-emotional shifts with each individual’s openness to creative engagement. She runs the Open Studio group at MAGIS which is a more relaxed, weekly gathering that supports the group’s individual creative process in whichever medium they choose, with guidance and inspiration in shaping their practice when asked.

She began as a multidisciplinary artist in all main art forms including visual arts, dance, poetry, music and theatre, yet realised her true calling was to use her deep fluency in the art forms to inspire and facilitate the arts in others for healing, transformation and self discovery. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Art from Oxford University’s Ruskin School of Art several years before she graduated from her Master’s Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy with Distinction from the European Graduate School (EGS) in Switzerland and Hong Kong, for which she also trained at The CREATE Institute in Toronto, Canada, seeking especially to train with the pioneers of the field. 

She has volunteered internationally, and worked with clients of all ages and walks of life, individually as well as in groups, ranging from the neurotypical, to mentally and physically impaired in-patients; from adults aspiring to enhance their creativity for well-being, to toddlers, children and youth with anxiety, depression, and issues socialising.