Expressive art for survivors of sexual abuse

2-day Expressive Art Exploration

Join us for an expressive art weekend for survivors and allies of sexual abuse. These two-day process art workshops are instrumental for healing. 

This year, ArtScapes begins with “The Room That Is Your Mind- What’s In It?” with Joyce Aubrey as the artist-instructor. By examining feelings, modalities of healing and core values, each artist created an original scratch art piece with amazing color and design.

Session I : February 11-12, 2023
“The Room that Is Your Mind”  Joyce Aubrey

Session II : June 8-9, 2023
Dale Mueller-Smith

Session III : October 14-15, 2023
To Be Announced

Presented to you through a grant from the HaGomel Foundation. 
Lunch and snacks are included.

“Who Gives A Scrap” Studio
810 Arcturus Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905


“In My Hands: My Life Lines”

Saturday – Sunday
June 8 & 9, 2024 
9AM-4PM: Supplies & lunch provided 
Donations Welcome 
Who Gives A Scrap, 810 Arcturus, 80904  


Joyce Aubrey, FOV Founder, will lead us through a meditation that holds the  past, yet embraces the present and future as we create inspired by our hands. 
Dale Muller Smith will guide us through four mixed media sessions as  we reflect on what our hands have held in the past, then progress to what our  hands hold in the present. As we imagine what our future hands hold, we will  navigate into a new expression of what we can imagine our hands holding as a  free spirit.

Session I: My Past Hands Hold 
Session II: My Present Hands Hold 
Session III: My Future Hands Hold 
Session IV: My Free Spirit Hands Hold 

As survivors living with the vision of growing wiser, stronger, and free to be, after  our trauma, we will dive into exploration and creativity for two awesome days. We will demonstrate to ourselves and the world that we embrace this quote from Marianne Williamson, “We do not heal the past by dwelling there.” 

To register, please send your name and email address

History of ArtScapes

In December, 2021 FOV founder, Joyce Aubrey was contacted by Elya Braden of the HaGomel Foundation offering a grant to provide expressive art experiences to survivors of sexual trauma. Presenting two-day process art workshops had been a dream of Joyce’s from the time expressive arts were instrumental in her own healing. The Board scrambled to design a program, secure a venue, create a budget and submit an application. And ArtScapes was born!

In 2021, we had 49 women survivors, allies, artists and therapists painted, sculpted, wove, stitched and created during a total of 8 days of post-traumatic growth and mutual support.

Presented through a grant from HaGomel Foundation

Self expression with paint

Trauma work with textiles

Guidance and inspiration