Topanga FUN Flower Arranging Workshop - Artists for Trauma

Topanga FUN Flower Arranging Workshop

AFT enjoyed its 2nd event of the year at Topanga Terrace and Villas as TTV’s inspiring team clinical staff, patient residents, and visiting friends and family came together for a wonderful day of art making!

In spite of some participants having limited abilities to speak or move freely, individuals beautifully demonstrated their ability to communicate and express themselves through their use of color, texture, and composition as they created stunning works of art in the form of flower arrangements.

Participants self selected the flowers, accent pieces, and vases they used, creating one of a kind artistic flower arrangements to show off their unique personalities and vibrant spirits.

Some found themselves so inspired by the experience that they began to make arrangements not only for themselves, but as gifts to give to those who have helped them along their recovery journeys as well.

Such an overwhelming joy and desire to create personal and meaningful gifts powerfully embodies AFT’s signature mission of creating opportunities for empowering self-expression and human connection.

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

Artistic, adaptive and empowering healing workshops

Artists for Trauma holds a wide array of small to large scale, adaptive arts and entertainment workshops to provide and facilitate empowering healing experiences for participating adult trauma survivors, their family members and care givers.

A large unique component of Artists For Trauma (AFT) is the wonderful generosity of our volunteer AFT artists. These artists are established and highly acclaimed in their various disciplines and artistic communities and richly give back to the community through the blessing of their talent.

Through strategic partnerships, Artists for Trauma, our volunteer artists and other local, national and international individuals and organizations collaborate to provide adaptive, post acute, integrative health services to disfigured and disabled trauma survivors. Artists for Trauma staff and artists facilitate our signature creative, compassionate, free of charge, body, mind and spirit workshops.

We invite you to observe the joyful transformation and impact of the extraordinary Artists for Trauma healing through art experience for the recovering trauma survivor.