Retreat/Workshop Summary







Art is the perfect metaphor for the contemplative experience. As you begin to draw, you will discover you can trust your inner intuitive process to create a drawing you had no idea you could complete when you began.

You will explore ways to access your creativity, support your artistic style and express your heart-centered perspective.
To support your creative process, you will be introduced to great works of art and art concepts such as color theory and composition.

You will use oil pastels as the drawing media. They are easy to use so you can immediately concentrate on your creativity and complete four drawings during the workshop.

For participants with no art-making experience, you will have the opportunity to discover your creativity in a safe, supportive environment. For experienced artists, the workshop will expand your creative experience to include a meditative approach to your personal expression.

Workshop Sessions

  1. Introduction
    Who is an artist?
    What is contemplative drawing? Creating your sacred vessel for making art.
  2. Tools for Drawing
    Your Spiritual Path

    Uncovering the mystery of color.
    Mixing and creating new colors.
  3. Looking at the World Around You with New Eyes
    What is contemplative seeing?
  4. Sacred Mandala
    Drawing what is important to you.
    Discovering a personal artistic style.

Each session lasts 2 hours.
Drawing at top of page by Suzanne Frazier.
Drawings on left of this page are by workshop participants.


Retreat/Workshop Summary


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