We see what we think and we think what we see. But what we think we see is not what is. If this sounds too brainy don't worry. We will work on that riddle together in a practical way, through one-on-one and in a collaborative and nurturing environment - thinking and not thinking; making and listening; within ourselves, our work, and to others. We will focus on finding ways to improve our connectivity from the idea, to the beginning, into a form, into a finished product. The goal is to get closer to who we are and to make the art we really want, recognizing your true self in your work and the work of others.
This workshop is not about learning the techniques of art but about art as a tool that helps us learn about ourselves: our strengths, anxieties, hopes and desires. Getting closer to our own experience will inevitably help us improve the art we are making and the art we are appreciating by digging deeper into the layers of our existence. To realize that we incorporate various meditation techniques based on but not limited by Buddhist traditions.
This course is open to all disciplines and to all levels of experience.
The focus is not sharpening your pencil but sharpening your mind.