Play is fundamental to all the arts. Without this practice, the artist is frequently disconnected from the self; he or she is often either lost, or relying solely on technique. Play is a sincere, but not necessarily serious practice that lets us (almost without notice) drop into our natural selves and express from that authentic place.
There is a meditative quality to this practice. We create a quiet space in which the mover can listen deeply to the impulses in the body and allow the body to move in whatever way it wants, moment to moment. The mover and the movement are received, held and honored with compassion and loving kindness.
Our visual arts page lists both Intuitive Artmaking and Art Instruction classes. Intuitive Artmaking is a way of creating art in which the artist is supported in being connected to the multi-dimensional matrix of self and life. Art Instruction can help a participant add skills and experiences that will deepen their overall artmaking capabilities.
These a classes and workshops are wide ranging and can introduce the art maker to new materials and skills.
Writing classes & workshops support participants' creative self-expression in a variety of genres.