In this show we will meditate on the fairy tale called “The Goose Girl”.
We will discover how this fairy tale is a symbolic externalization of
one of the main inner conflicts that occurs in the soul of the person
Sean Kramer, 8 Weeks
SA 10 A, Wednesdays 9 – 12
June 1- July 20
SA 10 B, Thursdays 6 – 9
June 2 – July 21
Tuition $310 Materials Fee $75 http://www.sanctuaryarts.org/sa_10.html
Much decorative and folk art is based
on a small number of basic shapes and
lines, combined to create a great
variety of borders and patterns, as well
as stylized flowers, birds, landscape
elements and more. In this class we
will learn these basic shapes and
motifs, and principles of rhythmic
combining. We will use them to invent
and draw borders, patterns, scrolls,
and many other forms and designs. Then we will move on to learn fundamental
brush strokes and techniques with to create colorful paintings and decorated
objects. To first class bring: pencils, drawing paper and/or sketchbook.
The sessions of this workshop will be pleasantly spent
mediating and doing art meditatively. We will begin
each class working with our body, breath and mind.
Then we will try a variety of contemplative art
practices: mandalas and yantras, spontaneous and
intuitive art making, working with symbols, drawing
our journey, surrealist techniques, and more. The
emphasis will be on the process, art as a meditative
practice, letting go of the inner critic.
The ancient art of fresco painting has been
practiced for millennia. The oldest paintings we
have evidence of are kinds of fresco. In this
course students will work on small scale true
fresco projects. They will learn to apply the
fresco lime plaster to tile, brick, even walls at
home. Fresco painting is done by applying pure
pigments to wet plaster. When the plaster dries
the paint becomes a permanent part of the surface, resulting in a beautiful, soft
Beginning with meditation, in the morning each participant will design a yantra, based on principles of sacred geometry. Using the basic forms of square, circle and lotus petals, triangle and point, each student will design his or her own unique yantra.
In the afternoon the yantras will be painted, using paints hand-made from natural earths and gem stones.
"Yantra" means 'energy-tool'. The Sanskrit ending '-tra' means instrument or tool--'mantra' means mind ('man') tool; 'yantra' means 'yan'
(energy) tool. A yantra is a kind of mandala whose lines and patterns
and colors are tools for organizing and expressing our own energy
aligned with the energy of the cosmos and the divine.
The yantras will be made on plastered wood panels, using egg-tempera paint, a technique known as fresco secco.
The workshops usually run from 9am to 5pm. The cost is $90 for each student (all materials are included).
To organize a workshop, or to check on scheduled dates, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-310-1707.