Experience Drawing as Mindfulness at the Manifest Drawing Center, a rolling 8-week program designed to investigate how drawing processes can help inform our connections to ourselves, our neighbors, our world, and our time.
Principles of visual organization such as negative space, balance, harmony, proportion, and movement, among others, merit exploring in life as much as in art. Through the same processes that creatives use to make works of art, non-artists and experienced artists can learn more about themselves, their world, and being in time. Drawing as Mindfulness is not about creating a wonderful product (a ‘work of art’). Yes, drawings will be made—usually of objects from nature provided by the instructor. The real product is a quality experience. Participants in this course report experiencing a deeper appreciation of practicing a form of visual art. With a pencil and eraser, participants develop an enlivened connection to life and art, which enhances their relationship to the world and people around them.
Drawing as Mindfulness is open to anyone from all levels of experience who are interested in being a part of discussions about the crossovers between life and art. Each week will include basic and refreshing guided drawing sessions as well as philosophical thinking structured around 8 principles of visual organization and their opposites. Classes are 2 hours. Each class is facilitated by Brigid O’Kane who brings her expertise and life insights to each class. Insightful discussions and thoughtful drawing processes are all central to the practice of mindfulness and are anchored in the ‘principles of the day’.
$200 (covers 8 consecutive weeks*, 2hrs per week)
Returning Participants Discounted Rate: $150
A 25% discount offered to returning course participants re-registering within one week of their prior session’s conclusion. Mindfulness is a lifelong practice, and Manifest offers this discount to encourage ongoing participation.
Walk-in Option: Those who have taken the full 8-week course at least once may later register to walk-in to any Monday Drawing as Mindfulness session. Register on-line anytime. Contact Brigid O’Kane if you spontaneously register the same day you plan to attend class.
2019/09/01 - 2020/08/31