Drawing As Mindfulness (Remote Course)

Drawing As Mindfulness (Remote Course)

Presented by Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center at Manifest Drawing Center

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’.

Admission Info

$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.

Phone: 513-861-3638


Dates & Times

2019/09/01 - 2020/08/31

  • Aug 10, 2020 at 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm (Mon)
  • Aug 17, 2020 at 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm (Mon)
  • Aug 24, 2020 at 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm (Mon)
  • Aug 31, 2020 at 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm (Mon)
Location Info

Manifest Drawing Center

4905 Whetsel Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Parking Info

On street parking