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For the Love of Drawing
Sun, March 26, 2017, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
$60 Member Price / $80 Non-Member Price
When you draw, you are touching the world in an original way. Awaken to the extraordinary and transient nature of form. Learn drawing methods which create meditative and mindful experience. Enjoy relaxed, alert awareness and a pleasurable, rather mystical activation of the mind.
Drawing is a curious process, so intertwined with seeing that the two can hardly be separated. It is a mode of perception, and a shift in perception enables you to see the way an artist sees. We will be working with a method of drawing which enables you, by conscious volition, to make that shift. The visual, spatial, and relational will come forth and you will engage in seeing more deeply.
Drawing is the art of noticing, a discipline by which you constantly rediscover the world. Focusing on the language of form as we draw, we will engage in pointed mindfulness, for the time being the split between the observer and the observed will diminish.
Engaging in creative activity can create greater mindfulness in all of our endeavors as one experience informs the other. Mindfulness is the process of noticing new things; when you do that it puts you in the present, it's the essence of engagement.
All skill levels are welcome!
Lunch Break: 12:30 - 1:15
Closing circle: 3:30 - 4:00
Instructed by Carolyn Fee
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Class Cancelation Policy: If a registered participant wishes to cancel their enrollment and receive a refund, notification must be received at least 14 days in advance of the class date. No refunds will be issued for enrollment cancelations made less than 14 days in advance of the class date. Class enrollment fees are non-transferable. In the event that the PRNSA Field Institute cancels a class, participants will receive a full refund of class fee.
What to Bring
Strathmore drawing paper /14"x17" or larger
2B and 6B pencils (2 of each)
Vine charcoal (soft)
Staedtler Mars white eraser
Warm, variable-weather, layered clothing including: windbreaker, gloves, warm hat
Hat and sunscreen
Lunch, snacks, and water for the day
- Camera (optional)