Thursdays 7pm-9pm 14-Adult/Senior 8 weeks. $250. Teacher: Melusina Gomez. January 10-February 28. Painting With the Moon in Your Eye Intuitive Art and Mixed Media Painting
The imagination and the intuitive mind are linked. This means that the imagination is a strong pathway to information that lies below the surface of our everyday awareness, and to planting seeds of transformation at the soul level, where we can dream new elements into our lives. This soul-centered painting class focuses on the intuitive and ritual aspects of art making. Starting from a personal question or theme, we will explore the images and insights that come from the unconscious, and give them form. We will work with ink, water color, water-based oil paints, and heavy body acrylics. Projects from each class will culminate in a final mixed media canvas painting, or series, and a ritualized gallery showing. Based on the time of year, themes will vary and be organized into 8 week cycles.
Winter’s Theme is Susto and Soul Retrieval. Participants of this Winter’s course will be encouraged to explore areas of their lives that currently feel numb, out of balance, or absent. Through the creative process, we will listen for the root story of our absent soul part and seek to find what it needs in order to return. Through shock, trauma, overwhelm, or sustained fear, parts of our deeper selves sometimes have to retreat in order to be preserved, but with them go pieces of our emotional life, energy and creative capacity. We need our wholeness to meet life fully. With gentleness, we can witness what these soul parts have to express, soothe old wounds, and retrieve lost gifts. All levels of experience are welcome. This is not a course on technique, so much as an exploration of process and composition, though techniques from Touch Drawing, Surrealism, and the Expressive Arts will be incorporated.