"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." - Thomas Merton
There are some experiences that simple words cannot capture, and this is often true of the joys and sorrows we encounter in the fostering journey. So we are really excited to invite you to process the journey with an evening of art and hand-lettering! Gloria So from Barefoot Love Co has offered to do a creative workshop with foster parents, with space for foster parents to share experiences in the foster journey or hopes and concerns with future fostering.
..."But I'm not a creative person! I'm not artistic! I have messy writing!...This isn't for me."
Good news - no artistic experience or skill is required! It's not about skill or giftedness; just bring your willingness to experiment and express. You may find a new way to understand or explain what you've experienced as a foster parent, or just be able to get lost in the creative process for a bit. Either way, you will certainly find that you are not alone in this journey.
This event is for foster parents and prospective foster parents only, adults and teens aged 16 and over are welcome. Domestic helpers and extended family members who have shared in foster caregiving are welcome as well.
We hope to see you there:
When: 20 February - 7-9pm
Venue: Union Church 18/F Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen's Rd E, Wan Chai
Cost: $200 per person (includes cost of art materials and some to take home; no need to bring any supplies)
Prepare: A few simple questions will be emailed to you in advance to help you reflect and prepare for the meeting
Spaces are limited, please register soon!
Certificate of Attendance: You may opt to receive a Certificate of Attendance which will note your participation and the topic of this meeting. We hope this may support an adoption or foster application by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to learning about the needs of parenting a child through adoption or fostering. The certificate will cost $30HKD and be emailed directly to you after you attend the meeting.