Where the wild things are

Opening up to Peak Creative Experiences
while Preserving Mental Health

Friday, March 15th  |  1-2:30PM PT / 4-5:30PM ET

A Free, Online Experiential Class with
Master Teacher and Documentary Filmmaker
Adriana Marchione



Art can bring us to new heights where we can connect to our wildness, heal the deepest of wounds, and break social norms. However, art-making can be unpredictable, i.e. seducing or entangling us in emotional turmoil or escapism. This imbalance can affect anyone immersed in the creative process, and people who face addictions, trauma and/or mental health challenges are especially vulnerable. However, the myth of the suffering artist is an outdated concept that needs to be smashed. Art practices and projects can flourish when we as creative people have proper support to engage in art experiences that inspire and elevate us.

This class will offer resources to open up to your creative potential without sacrificing your sanity.

Join arts therapist, creative mentor, and documentary filmmaker, Adriana Marchione, in her FREE class to:

  • Tap into the altered experiences that can accompany creativity equipped with tools that can help you transition safely back and forth into ordinary life. 
  • Respect your sensitive nature that enhances artistic work without being blocked or thwarted by perceived limitations.
  • Explore how intention and clear structure in arts practices can circumvent negative spirals and burnout to maintain equilibrium.
  • Develop strategies to be uncensored and bold in your expression by re-defining what a ‘creative edge’ means to you.
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For Educators, Therapists, Artists, Coaches or Anyone who Wants to Learn more about the Creative Process in Life and Art

Cost: FREE!

If you can’t make it ‘live’, a recording will be available


About Adriana


Adriana Marchione MA, REAT, RSMT has been involved in the arts for over thirty years as an award-winning filmmaker, dancer, photographer, and is internationally recognized in her work as a movement-based expressive arts therapist and educator. Since 2002, Adriana has mentored thousands of students as a faculty member of the renowned Tamalpa Institute, WHEAT Institute in Canada, and through her thriving business 'Art Cures,' where she coaches clients and teaches courses. She has presented her creative healing approach with a focus on addiction, eating disorders, trauma, and grief at festivals, conferences, and treatment centers, including South by Southwest, the National Council on Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Freight and Salvage, and the Commonwealth Club.


Over the last decade, she has been moonlighting as a filmmaker, producing two successful documentaries. The first one, When the Fall Comes (2014), was based on her own life story, encountering intimate grief and loss. When the Fall Comes was translated into French and Korean and streamed in universities across America and Canada through Kanopy. Her latest film, The Creative High (2021), a feature documentary featuring artists in recovery from addiction. The Creative High has screened at film festivals around the world, receiving numerous awards, including the Jury Prize for Excellence in American Profiles from the San Francisco Independent Festival and Best Documentary for Women in Film at the Austin Indie Fest. Notably, she has received the Artist of the Year Award from In Recovery Magazine in 2016 and the Courage Tribute Award in 2023 from Constellational Behavioral Health for empowering the substance use recovery and mental health communities through advocacy, leadership, and courage.