As we move from winter towards spring this three-part workshop invites you to attend to your soul in community. You’ll engage in different art practices designed to draw you more deeply into reflection, transformation, and connection with other participants. The focus will be on process over product. The artistic process will be fueled by our curiosity, surprises and intuition.
Working remotely we will invite colors, shapes and different practices to reveal insights as we reflect on the things we have been tending during the winter and the things we want to focus on as we move into a season of new life and rebirth. Each week, as we build our practice and explore different media, we will return to the same questions: what we are tending and what is being birthed?
February 18: Collage as a Spiritual Practice, Cindi Beth Johnson
Working with a Lectionary Text we will create a meditative artistic response to a scripture designed to invite new understandings and insights. The process, while simple, invites us to go deeply into familiar texts in new and revealing ways. The process is a dialogue between what you are looking for, what presents itself and what is created as the pieces come together.
February 25: Transformation, Lynda Lee
You are what your deepest desire is. As you desire, so is your intention. As your intention, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny. – The Upanishads
Using a wall photo calendar or glossy magazines you will select colors of chakra energy and focus on an intention of becoming. Individually and as a group we will invite the colors to guide our awareness of what we are most curious about, what (if we could do anything) we would do first and what we know to be true.
March 4: Circling our Intentions, Lori Greene
Supplies will be provided for the final session in which participants use glass to continue to explore questions about what we are tending. Glass tiles will become the conduit for spiritual and artistic observations. The completed glass circle will provide you with a reminder of the process and the ways in which you can continue to hold space for the revelations that come from these practices.
This course will be held via Zoom. See program page for online course expectations and details.