The Jung Center

The Afternoon of Life: An Expressive Arts Workshop

Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017 – Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017

09:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Reflect on what it means to move from middle age into what Jung calls “the afternoon of life.” We do not have a roadmap for this journey, but the truth is, we have specific tasks as we enter our elder years (60-90+ years of age). Through writing prompts, sand tray work, movement exercises, and other expressive arts, we will search for and give voice to the individual sage and wise one within, and we will begin to access the creativity that allows elders the mission of the afternoon of life: to serve as guardians of mystery and keepers of the heritage of our cultures.

Karleen Koen, Joyce Boatright, EdD

Karleen Koen is a bestselling novelist, former editor, and creative adventurer in the afternoon of life. She teaches classes in the School of Continuing Education at Rice University and for Writers League of Texas. She is one of the founders of Women in Visual and Literary Arts (WIVLA) and a firm believer in finding and feeding the muse who exists within us all.

Joyce Boatright, EdD, is a writer, teacher, and storyteller. She is the author of Telling our Story: A Basic Guide to Memoir Writing and has been teaching memoir classes for self-discovery and healing since 1991.


  • Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
    Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Bookstore Closed Friday, -
    Closed Sunday
  • Member Pricing: $55.00 Non-member Pricing: $65.00

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  • Do not park in the lot behind the MFAH building on weekdays before 5 pm. However, the museum does generously allow Jung Center patrons to park in the lot after 5 pm and on the weekend. Paid parking available in front of The Center and on Montrose in front of The Glassell School and the MFAH Administration Building. Parking is always at a premium in the Museum District during business hours, but parallel parking spaces can often be found in front of The Center and on Montrose in front of The Glassell School and the MFAH Administration Building.

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