Kinga Zak

Multidisciplinary Artist | Arts Educator | Community Enrichment

I am a passionate multidisciplinary artist dedicated to growth, exploration, and community enrichment through my work. 

-Visual Art: expressing through colour and shape

-Theatre: embracing the essence of presence on stage

-Filmmaking: inviting transformation through storytelling

-Dance: exploring and experimenting

-Yoga: embodying values of introspection and presence through transformative practices

-Art Therapy: fostering introspection and facilitating personal growth

I explored professional training from earning BAA  degree with focus on Illustration from Sheridan College and postgraduate studies in Toronto Art Therapy Masters Program,  Transformative Mindfulness Program at the University of Toronto, through Yoga Teacher Certification to participating in continuing education workshops like Sweet Action Theatre’s Acting Through Body Reflections and Bouffon Intensive. At Hamilton Film School, I honed my skills in Indie Filmmaking creating a film titled "The Cube" premiering on Hamilton Film Festival in October 2024

In my artistic journey, I've had the privilege of presenting my work to the public across different mediums and platforms. From literary events like The Narrative Method Writing Salons to the 6 Minute Memoirs Events by Anne Bokma, I've explored the power of written word and poetry. Additionally, I've ventured into the world of performance, having written, performed, and created puppets and costumes for the One Woman Show "Pretty Perfect" at SOULO Theatre. My involvement in projects like the short comedy independent film "COVID Crusader" by 4D Films and art "Happenings" performances demonstrates my commitment to engaging with diverse audiences through art.

Community leadership and healing through arts have also been integral parts of my journey. I've facilitated art therapy groups and workshops with organizations such as Body Brave, The Barn School, Paparella Innovative Art Program, utilizing art as a means of healing and self-expression. Moreover, I've created community initiatives exploring "Positive Masculinity through Art" with the Peak To Peak Men’s Group, "Make Your Mark", art therapy group for teenagers, "The Shape of  You" Art Therapy Group for adults with Eating Disorders and  Dance & Mindfulness workshops at First Unitarian, Hamilton. I shared art and dance with kids at The Foundations Montessori School and at the Waterdown Montessori School.

Co-creating digital art therapy programs for adults with autism and developmental disabilities, have further deepened my understanding of the transformative power of art. I've also contributed as an art therapist in training to organizations like Lawson Ministries and Camelot Centre. I’ve served as a personal support worker for Hamilton’s March of Dimes supporting older adults in their day to day living for six years following the words of Van Gogh who said "There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people"

Throughout my journey, I've been fortunate to share my insights and experiences through artist talks, presentations, and media coverage. Whether discussing compassionate communication at First Unitarian, Hamilton or promoting mental health and wellness through art at Tree of Stars, Hamilton, I've sought to amplify voices and perspectives that often go unheard. In essence, my journey has been characterized by letting  creativity drive me,  giving back to the community , and personal growth.  I am  living my passion through creating innovative, introspective, and inclusive art that challenges existing paradigms and fosters positive change.

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