Creative Classes and Workshops
ART AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
Thursdays 6pm - 8pm
April 18- May 23
Non Member $200
This series of six workshops is designed to explore our connections to the Sacred, and the mystery beyond the mundane world. By connecting to that energy, we can bring that energy into our daily lives. Using intuitive artmaking, movement, sound, writing, and guided imagery, we will discover what has been inside us all along, and how to access that universal energy whenever we wish.
Drawing as Meditation
Sketchbook Adventures Part 1
9am - Noon
Saturday March 16th or April 13th
$45 + $35 material fee paid to Kimball Jenkins School of Art
A sketchbook is not what you think it is.
It’s not an informal place for undervalued doodles; instead it can be a land of discovery, a visual record of your travels wherever you may be. Wouldn’t you love to look back through a sketchbook filled with your impressions of a trip overseas, or a trip to a nearby lake, or even a trip to your own living room? Once you have your road map, your practice can become a daily activity, and you will be amazed at how your skill increases once you remove that pressure to create a masterpiece each time you pick up your pen. This is the beauty of a sketchbook, this is where your art learns to fly.
In this one-day class you will:
- learn what to look for in a variety of art papers, drawing tools, and watercolor sets
- begin with pencil and various pens, then finish using watercolor to bring your sketches to life
- see demos of each skill, then record them in your own sketchbook for later reference
- discover ways to explore seeing /drawing as meditation
- explore the work of contemporary sketchbook masters from around the world
- learn about online resources to continue your explorations at home
NOTE: This class has an additional one-time materials fee of $30, payable in cash or by check to the School at the beginning of class.
In order for the whole class to “be on the same page” literally, we will be using art kits supplied by the instructor. This kit includes a 30-page sketchbook, a quality watercolor palette with 12 colors, a water brush, four specialized pens, and a pencil. You will also receive printouts of the class lessons and reference materials to use later at home.
We will take a short break about 10:30am, so feel free to bring a snack and a thermos of tea or coffee.
For questions about the class, call Bobbie Herron in Concord NH at 603-715-9152.
Sketchbook Adventures Part 2
9am - Noon
March 30th or April 27th
reat yourself to another one-day infusion of enthusiastic instruction while the lessons from Part 1 are fresh in your mind. Part 2 has a slightly different syllabus, exploring topics introduced in Part 1 in more depth. As always, printouts will be distributed to support your ongoing work at home.
(Attendance to Part 1 is a prerequisite to taking the Part 2 class.)
No materials fee. Bring along your art kit from Part 1, plus any other sketchbook-worthy supplies you enjoy. A snack and thermos of tea or coffee are also recommended for break-time at 10:30am.
Sketchbook Adventures First Sundays Open Studio
Sunday afternoons, March 3rd- 1-3pm
April 7th - 1-3pm
All are welcome! No experience necessary.
Free of charge.
If you have taken any of my classes at Kimball Jenkins, or if you have a sketchbook that is getting a bit dusty, come join us for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon sketching together in the company of friends. All you need to bring is you sketchbook, a small kit of your favorite tools, and a bit of curiosity. We will meet in the back of the Yellow House, in the printmaking room where the Sketchbook Adventure classes have been held. Bring with you a photo or two that you would like to work from, or any small ‘still life’ objects to sketch, such as a pine cone, acorns, or fresh flowers. (Natural objects are far easier to sketch and explore than hard-edged man-made objects.) Feel free to also bring a thermos of tea and a snack for mid-afternoon. (Your snack might end up being your still life!)
There will be no formal instruction included so this class will be free of charge. Free supportive feedback and enthusiasm from me and your classmates is always available!