Project Grief

Process your grief healthfully and creatively - even IF you haven't done art since you were a kid.

ART is a powerful tool for grief recovery.

...And I'm changing up the way I'll be teaching it.

January 22, 2021

After 2.5 years of course creating, marketing, and learning TONS, I’ve decided to discontinue my e-courses. I'll also be redirecting to a new site that I'm currently building.

But don't worry - I'm not closing for good!!

Instead, I’ll be transitioning all of that e-course material into a live & virtual coaching format (including both 1-on-1 regular coaching and one-time group workshops).

I sincerely believe in the mission of Project Grief and am excited to continue offering creative resources, as well as working with my coaching clients in a more PERSONAL way.

Because, well, I LOVE helping people learn to use art as a tool for their grief recovery.

Let's get connected:
  1. Join my email list - it's the best way to get connected. I'll be sending regular updates, offers, and FREE creative resources your way soon.
  2. Social-media: follow me on Instagram @projectgriefart for awesome weekly thoughts and resources

In light of these changes, I'd still be so honored to walk with you through your healing journey. If you have any feedback or suggestions - or questions about this change! - I’d be happy to hear from you.

I'm excited to be back up and running in February 2021!

To your creative (re)discovery,
Danica Thurber

Virtual, personalized coaching coming soon.

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Experience the benefits of making art with Project Grief:

  • Begin to "feel better” (this is a BIG deal!)
  • Learn coping skills to face triggers & death anniversaries
  • Say goodbye to the old and begin to welcome new things into your life
  • Adjust to life without your loved one (begin painting a new "picture" of your life)

...and let it impact your life after loss, too!

  • (Re)discover who you are apart from your grief & loss
  • Learn to be more present
  • Acquire skills to help face other life challenges (because they will come)
  • Rediscover joy in your everyday (I call it "learning to see in color" again!)

"I never knew experiencing grief had any positive side to it so I simply ran away from it all the time... I'm beginning to see the good from the loss."

- Past Student, Celebrate Recovery

"Um...Do I have to be super artistic to learn from Danica? I'm at the stick-figure level."

Not at all! In fact, clients with little-to-no previous art experience have gained some of the greatest benefits already. That's because, unlike fine art (which all about the final product), grief art is all about the process. So if it ends up ugly or messy, great job! Grief is ugly and messy, too. You don't have to be an artist in order to benefit from art as a tool for grief recovery.

And if you are artistically inclined, there is so much to learn from putting your emotions and thoughts into your artwork. I invite you to try it.


Anyone can learn to be a "grief artist”.

(Note the keyword here is LEARN.) Grief artists are people who take the pain of life & transform it into tools and lessons that help them to continually discover a new identity, to love deeper, be more present, and to better work through difficulties as they come.

What if you could find and create something beautiful out of the horrible mess of your losses?

“This is an amazing process... It's so hopeful to believe that something good can come from such tragedy... I highly recommend!”

- Shari Hall, Biblical Counselor

Grief is so hard. I've been there...

"There's no rhyme or reason to the timeline of our personal grief journeys. There's also no set formula for grieving well, and no "easy button" to make it all OK. That said, I've learned some things on my personal grief journey that I'd be honored to pass on to you."

- Danica Thurber, Co-owner & Instructor

Martha's Story: From "grief victim" to Grief Artist

"Going through Project Grief and finishing it was one of the most healing things I could have done for the grief …"

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I might not understand your exact loss, but I have been there, when it feels like life has lost all its color.

I understand the need to find a safe space to express your grief, and I'd be honored to (artfully!) walk with you through it.

- Danica, Co-owner and Instructor