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Meditation & Drawing, Equilibrium      

Monday June 3,2019

$30. per class

Class theme: Equilibrium   

All of nature revolves around and is dependent on the notion of equilibrium or balance and we rely on our sense of equilibrium all the time. It plays a role with everything we experience. 

Equilibrium in nature can be understood as unity which occurs when opposites or polarities come together. When this happens, it is understood that things are in balance, much like that of the Chinese’s concept of yin and yang. While polarities are in contrast and opposition they are also indispensably joined together. 

In this workshop we will be working on the opposites, stability and instability. We will start with a guided 15/ 20 min Yin and Yang meditation. Then we will take this concept of equilibrium and compare it to drawing in two ways: symmetrical drawing and asymmetrical drawing.

  • Monthly, first Mondays

  • Dates: Jul 1, Aug 5, Sep 2

  • Time: 6-8:30pm

  • Fees: $30. per class or $110. for 4 classes

  • Instructor: Lauren Volk

  • Category: Adult

“Drawing is the urge to illustrate what we see and feel.” -The Zen of Seeing

 Awareness is very important. We are here, nowhere else. Since we are here why not be here?

In this course students will learn meditative exercises to become more intuitively aware of enhancing their perception. The first step toward creation is to see everything as it really is. This approach to art can be seen as a form of meditation, a way of getting into intimate touch with the visual world around us and become fully awake. You cannot be an artist without relating to some practice of meditation. The key to drawing is to set conditions to cause a mental shift to an altered state of consciousness that enables you to see truly and well. In this drawing mode, you will be able to draw what you perceive even for those who have never studied drawing. Students develop the perceptual skills necessary for realistic drawing: contour line, positive/negative space, perspective and proportion, light and shadow, and seeing and drawing the whole.

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Earlier Event: June 2
Op Art Workshop
Later Event: June 7
Artisans Market