My name is Anwar Nasr and I am an artist and an Expressive Arts Therapist working in the Metro Vancouver area. I am also a son, a brother, an uncle, and a human being with all their simplicities, complexities, beauty, and their challenges. I have been through my own healing journey and it has inspired me to shift my career to focus on facilitating such journey for others. Along my path, I have encountered, explored and experienced the arenas of permission, play, voice, movement, drama, masks, clown, puppetry, somatic experiencing, and reiki.
I employ a client centered intermodal approach to therapy that is catered to you. There are no problems to fix or symbols to interpret. It is all about you and your journey. One that is facilitated by imagination through creativity with me holding the space. You do not need previous arts training or experience, and you don’t need to consider yourself artistic or creative to benefit from this work. Simply bring your curiosity to explore the arts and yourself.
Anwar Nasr is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Vancouver, Canada. Anwar moved to Canada in 2012 bringing along his middle-eastern heritage and culture. He is a mask maker and a clown who is fascinated by embodying emotions and explores expressing them artistically through different mediums. His biggest influence comes from Richard Pachinko’s original work on infusing the worlds of clown and mask. Anwar is also a painter, a sculptor, and a puppeteer who has apprenticed and worked with the Old Trout Puppet Workshop.
Painting Through the Mask, is one of his profound investigations in the arena of expressing embodied emotions using drawing and painting mediums. Anwar also cherishes his participation in the Collective Caving for Reconciliation, addressing the notion of reconciling internally with oneself and with society. The carving has been accepted in a traditional Aboriginal ceremony by Langara College where it will be permanently exhibited as a symbol of school’s participation in the Canadian Aboriginal Reconciliation movement.
Anwar is a graduate of Langara’s Fine Arts and Expressive Arts Therapy programs, and a member of the Aboriginal Carving for Reconciliation.