Fibre Crafts, Sketching and Other Workshops

Art as a Spiritual Practice

Pat Wild
Saturday March 17th (snow date March 24th)
10am - 1pm

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. Offered as a series, or as individual workshops.

Touchstones: Discovering What Matters
In this workshop we will explore how to pay attention to your innermost
thoughts and emotions, how to “hear” inner promptings as the voice of spirit, and how these can be shaped into visual form. In turn, the forms we make themselves have much to teach us about who we are and what’s important to us.

Drawing as Meditation
The rhythm of making marks on a page, combined with focused attention on a single object, have a Zen-like quality. In this workshop we will use the drawing process to clear a space for connection to the Sacred.

Sacred Geometry
In this workshop we will explore how shapes have evolved to have universal meanings through time and across cultures. We will discover the geometric connections between nature, art, architecture, music, and the cosmos.

Connections and Community
Many cultures historically arrived at their art forms through collective effort. Working collaboratively, we will explore our connections to each other and to the Universal.

Prayer Beads
In this workshop we will explore prayer, chanting, breath work, and the opening of Chakra energy through making our own prayer beads.

Creating a Personal Altar
In this final workshop we will explore our sense of self, our sense of “God”, and the kind of relationship we wish to create with the Sacred. We will design a personal altar that both embodies and energizes that relationship.

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“Look at That!”: Seeing Through Sketching

Instructor: Bobbie Herron
Saturday February 24th
9am  – 12:00 PM


Materials List

With the right guidance, the humble sketchbook can easily become a doorway to a world beyond your imagination. Of course professional artists have used sketchbooks for centuries to dash off a quick sketch or make a plan for a future masterpiece.  This same tool can be used for an even greater purpose: to sharpen your eyesight, open your heart, and provide a guaranteed road to joy and confidence.  
This class welcomes true beginners as well as those who are already comfortable with art supplies. In this three-hour workshop you will:
- learn the back-story to a vibrant new movement called “Sketchbook Skool”
- explore the work of contemporary sketchbook masters from around the
- watch a brief demo, then join in to create sketchbook pages that will loosen up your style and your thinking

With any luck, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship between you, your sketchbook, and the beautiful world surrounding us.

'For questions, call Bobbie at 603-715-9152

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The Daily Sketch

The Daily Sketch
Start a daily art practice
Robert Dorr
February 3rd 10am - 2pm Bring a lunch

We will be using different methods of taking an inspiration image (I use Pinterest, and have a board of these pictures) and abstracting them, to capture what it was that inspired you.

To do this, I'll be teaching you how to use different materials and supplies. I'll show how you can use rubbing alcohol to make watercolor and chalk pastel separate into special effects. We'll be using clear gesso, gloss varnish, spray enamel, watercolors, gouache, chalk pastel, possibly colored pens, and permanent markers.

Dress to get messy.

Supplies list,
*Spray rubbing alcohol
*blank notebook, (if you want to start your daily practice today. Otherwise, we'll provide paper) about the notebook, don't worry about the quality of the paper. The five dollar ones at Michael's are perfect.
*watercolor set from Michael's $5 I particularly like those paints, they are so versatile. They're halfway between gouache and watercolor, and the colors seperate very nicely.

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Visual Journey

Visual Journey
Bobbie Herron
Febraury 10th
9am - Noon

What if you could see the world through fresh enthusiastic eyes?

This three-hour workshop includes demonstrations as well as time for drawing together and sharing our results in a comfortable atmosphere. We will practice looking deeply using magnifying glasses, learn composition basics, and discover ways to explore seeing /drawing as meditation. Handouts will include descriptions of the class exercises as well as ideas for ‘drawing prompts’ at home. Materials to bring: a sketchbook/journal, a pen, a pencil, and a bit of excitement.

For questions about the class, call Bobbie Herron, 603-715-9152.


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