Expressive Arts Café

As the newest project launched in June 2020, the virtual Expressive Arts Café is a series of Zoom meetings featuring different topics ranging from poetry to musical interpretations, from vision boards to handmade crafts. You’ll be served espresso first every visit – a two-minute journaling response that you may or may not share. The Daily Special follows. We will always prepare you for your dining experience with knowledge of the planned workshop and theme. Our workshops include art-journaling, sharing an open mic, storytelling and more. Finally, before you exit, we’ll leave you with a little mint of gratitude to carry you through the rest of your day. All courteous friends are welcome, and creativity is not required! Email [email protected] to get on our notice list!

Upcoming Meeting:

Monday, January 23, 2023
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET
Register here

Happy New Year and welcome to 2023! Here at NAMI NJ Expressive Arts Café, we are busy considering our goals and visions for this year. So, to celebrate this year’s start, we are having a Vision Board Party!

Our party will encompass different types of vision boards and we will give a visual example of each. Of course, your final product will be what will serve you best in 2023. Please find the materials recommended at the bottom of the page. Bring anything personal that will enhance your board’s meaning for you.

So, if you’re contemplating start-of-the-year goals or you have a vision you want to see through, join us on Monday, January 23, at 6 p.m. ET for the Expressive Arts Café Vision Board Party! Bring your materials and your favorite Café beverage and flow creatively with us for an hour. Your future self will be glad you did!

And remember, we’re the Café just around the corner who gets to know your name 😊.

Materials needed:
• Board or paper
• Magazines, construction paper, scrapbooking paper, etc.
• Quotes, poems, pictures, etc.
• Colored pencils, pens, markers, etc.
• Visions, goals and dreams in mind.