Happy Camper Sole Collage

Happy Camper Sole Collage

Collage is a meditative distraction.
— Recent participant

Sole Collage

Introducing Our Expressive Arts Program


We “go out on a whim” to spread joy through collage art and collage writing workshops!

Through the mode of collage and the inspiration of our whimsical footstools with shoes, participants express and create their happy "sole" centers. We use magazines, images, decorative paper, small objects, and other mixed media to make an art collage around a shoe design; the beautifully matted finished piece reflects whatever makes one's heart "zing."

Participants can also engage in collage writing, the playful assembly of scattered pieces of language and self-contained moments into an artistic whole, much like the art form. Create a written mosaic that positively expresses your “sole” journey, using your art collage theme or other image as a source of inspiration.

These activities are designed to provide an uplifting respite from chronic stress and open a pathway for positive emotions.  The finished collage work is a unique, fanciful reminder that inside everyone is a happy “sole.” The FootsieStools will be attending, so smiles are guaranteed. Just for fun...no art skills needed! Themes that both men and women, young and old will enjoy! 

Many of our programs are free or low-cost.* We partner with groups and organizations to promote the arts for healing and therapeutic humor for all ages. Call Founder/Artist Valerie Gibbons at 779-238-1919 for more information about bringing our Sole Collage Program to you, or contact us by email at footsiestools@gmail.com.

*FootsieStools Ltd. is a 501c3 charitable nonprofit and works through grant funds and donations.

(“Sole” Collage is a trademark of FootsieStools Ltd.)