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Mermaid Legs Workshop: Breaking the Silence on Mental Illness

March 2 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

 March 2 | 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Gateway Theatre
8529 Gateway Boulevard

Tiered pricing from $25 – $100. All participants, regardless of price, receive the same 2.5 hour workshop. Purchase using the form below.

To be able to provide the best experience, the workshop will take no more than 18 participants. Due to the limited capacity, tickets will only be sold in advance. 

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are not eligible for workshops.


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An art therapy workshop in which we co-create meaningful community connection and dialogue through arts-based processing and reflection.

With Jillian Paschen,  MPS-AT, Canadian Certified Counsellor

Jillian’s psychotherapy (art therapy) practice is based in social justice and feminist principles, and she is 2SLGBTQ+ affirming. She earned her Master of Psychotherapy while offering free art therapy workshops to culturally and socioeconomically diverse community groups.

In her private practice, Jillian supports teen parents, couples, and youth in care. She has worked with trans and non-binary youth, with people experiencing anxiety, depression, gender-based violence, trauma, and life transitions, and with people facing the racial trauma of invisibility and marginalization.


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March 2
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Gateway Theatre
8529 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6P3 Canada
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SkirtsAfire respectfully acknowledges that we are telling stories on the traditional and ancestral homeland of diverse Indigenous peoples including Nehiyawak (Cree), Metis, Inuit, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux and Nakota Sioux, who have lived and travelled through this place thousands of years before us. We are all treaty people and as settlers to Treaty 6 Territory, which is also home to Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta, we are striving to better listen, understand and learn from the Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing. We respect and celebrate the languages, history and culture of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit whose presence continues to enrich this vibrant community here in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, Amiskwacîwâskahikan, also known as Edmonton, and at SkirtsAfire.