LIMMUD FSU Recharge Presenters 2022

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Anna Kegeles Art therapist


Anna is a New York-Based Art Therapist and Educator. She started her career in Moscow at the age of 18 in the fashion magazine industry. In 8 short years, Anna went from a junior designer at GQ Russia to an Art Director of Harper's Bazaar, contributing to half a dozen other magazine titles, including Robb Report, Art & Antiques, Forbes FYI, and Elle. Achieving almost everything she ever wanted in the beautiful glossy world (including occasional modeling gigs), Anna decided to make a turn in her career and dedicate herself to Art Education and then, eventually, to Art Therapy. She realized she wanted to help others understand themselves better, find ways to express their feelings thoroughly, and ultimately reach their full creative potential. Anna launched a new innovative series of Museum Art Tours and a workshop program based in Harlem for adults and teenagers. In addition, she did creative art expression seminars for Jewish youth organizations. While completing her Master's studies at NYU, Anna got a job at Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center. She worked with adults who pled not guilty to very serious crimes for the reason of insanity. Anna led groups for patients with a whole range of diagnoses, including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, attachment disorder, and alcohol and drug use disorders. She also worked with kids with special needs, physical disabilities, and aggressive behavior at Titus School in downtown Manhattan. This experience made Anna interested in aggression and negative feelings and explores how the anger can be put to good use and be a source of growth for the individual. Since 2020 Anna has provided psychological first aid to victims of political and military violence in Belarus & Ukraine.
Anna is a multi-marathoner, a triathlete, a mother of 3 kids, and a Harlem resident.


Light & Fun art session for parents and teenagers on a difficult topic

We will do a fun, relaxing drawing exercise with simple step-by-step instructions, but really we will be researching our personal space, boundaries, and interaction style through drawing. No art skills, specific talent, or previous experience are needed. Any couple of an adolescent (11 - 20 years old) and the caregiver can participate. The only limitation is that you should come together as a family - a couple or more people including at least one child.