Survive to Thrive Workshops


Survive to Thrive Art Events and Art Focus
Saturdays beginning  February 23, 2019   1 to 3:30 pm   6 weeks  Materials Provided!

Location:  Old Bag Factory, 2nd Floor, Ellen Ridenour’s Studio EXCEPT March 9th will be at Elkhart Art League

Facilitator:  Kortney Malone

Engage with other local community members in a supportive environment to focus on moving from out of surviving to thriving from sexual abuse.  Participants must be 21 and older and in a place in their lives where they have grown from their experiences and become able to self-regulate any potential triggers from sharing in personal stories of sexual harassment or violence.  Come seek to thrive in a safe haven with those that can relate and wish to share in your narrative in a group dynamic and community exhibit that will give a voice to Sexual Violence Awareness.

  • Session One:  Bookmaking and printing
  • Session Two:  Mixed Media experimentation
  • Session Three:  Tactile Clay Work  (Elkhart Art League)
  • Session Four:  Group Painting / Mandalas
  • Session Five:  Mixed Media, recycled book poetry
  • Session Six:  Finish projects and Art Presentations to Group


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Kortney Malone, MPS, LMHC, Creative Arts Therapist and Visual Artist, and a thriver from sexual assault,  will offer a creative safe space where she will facilitate and guide local community members that have been affected by sexual harassment or violence in a series of six expressive art making mixed media workshops.  Join in an intimate setting at the Old Bag Factory in Ellen Ridenour’s Studio in Goshen and at the Elkhart Art League in Elkhart.

Survive to Thrive art events will provide support for local women, men, and transgender of all backgrounds to speak their truths and survivorship about personal experiences with having been sexually assaulted or harassed in their lifetime. Person’s ages 21 and over are asked to participate in a series of six expressive arts workshops and provide witness to their story of sexual trauma and personal growth. A community-based art exhibit centered on safe space and empowerment will culminate after the workshops and be on display to the public. Goals are to create a collective artistic community engineering a safe haven of support to allow for focus on moving away from survivorship towards thriving after sexual trauma with the removal of the stigma and shame associated with reporting sexual assault and harassment.
Believe and support survivors. It is radical and necessary to believe survivors. As stated by Sarah Ogden Trotta, a licensed psychotherapist, “We have absolutely nothing to lose by believing a survivor’s words, and a survivor has everything to gain through the experience of feeling trusted and validated. Even if the details seem confusing, we must stand firm in knowing that their account of sexual assault is rooted in truth.”