November 27, 2012

Owens Community College to Host Free Stress Relief Artistic Expression Workshops, Dec. 3-6

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents interested in learning about ways to reduce the amount of stress in their lives through the arts are invited to attend several free workshops at Owens Community College titled “Using Art to Reduce Stress and Anxiety” in December.

Presented by Owens as part of the AmeriCorps College Completion Coaches Initiative, the four different, two-hour workshops will occur in College Hall Room 120B on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The workshops are free and open to the public.

The four separate workshops will occur Monday, Dec. 3 from 4-6 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 12-2 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 4-6 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 6 from 12-2 p.m.

During the workshops, attendees will have the opportunity to explore stretching, relaxation and breathing techniques to reduce stress. Individuals will also learn about how the arts can assist in balancing life through self-care and self-expression. Each workshop will feature a different art-specific exercise focused on freedom of artistic expression. Hands-on activities will include collage-making (Dec. 3), cartoon your life (Dec. 4), self-portrait (Dec. 5) and still-life drawing (Dec. 6).

For more information, call (567) 661-2351 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2351.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit