Mindfulness-Based Art Workshops

  • June 7, 2018 - June 21, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Spira in accessing higher states of awareness through mindfulness-based art workshops. Absolutely no experience is necessary. In fact, if you think you can’t draw but would love to create something beautiful that comes from your heart, these workshops are definitely for you.

Each 1 ½ hour workshop begins with an introduction to using the materials, followed by a short guided meditation and time to create your project. The topic and finished product varies but we generally use simple materials like colored pencils, pens, sharpies, and watercolor paint.

Classes are held in a fairly quiet space with meditation music in the background. In order to maintain an environment conducive to being in a meditative state and to respect each individual’s experience, conversation is kept to a minimum. We will be working on tables but if you’re more comfortable on the floor, I encourage you to bring a cushion or back jack.

On June 7, we will play with light on paper by creating a mandala of white light. (based on the work of Judith Cornell)
On June 14, we will learn the art of the zentangle, a drawing of structured patterns meant to induce a meditative state.
On June 21, we will create a self body state painting using watercolors and mixed media.

Each workshop is $20, which includes all materials. The workshops are not sequential and can be taken alone if you’d like, but each one is limited to 15, so register early.  As soon as you make your payment, your spot is reserved. Please feel free to email me at Spira9@gmail.com with any questions.

Spira has been teaching art in public schools for 15 years and holds a MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching art) as well as a RYT500 certification in Yoga and Meditation instruction. She also teaches yoga classes locally and offers yoga therapy for clients in private. Her mission is to assist others in maintaining a happy and balanced life through holistic practices and creativity. You can see her art at www.spiridoula.com or check out her yoga offerings at www.spirayoga.net.

Venue:  

Venue Website:

Address:
321 Washington St, unit D, Somerville, Massachusetts, 02143

Description:
Washington St. is home to 20 artists who work in a broad range of media. From sculpture to paper cutting, painting to book binding and everything in between - the collaborative houses a cornucopia of creatives from many different backgrounds. With its own photo lab, Washington St. also hosts photography members who share the darkroom and photo studio.