Absence & Presence | Louisville, KY
Jan
13
to Jan 14

Absence & Presence | Louisville, KY

In this class we will enter the temenos, the protected place of our making, and invoke the muse, our imagination and inner imagery. The class will be structured with periods of silence and guided exercises in writing, painting, and calligraphy. The focus will be on drawing letters from a template provided by the instructor and inspired by the work of artist and calligrapher, Ben Shahn.

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Absence & Presence I St Louis, MO Mar 3-5, 2018
Mar
3
to Mar 5

Absence & Presence I St Louis, MO Mar 3-5, 2018

Second class added to St Louis!

Don't insist on going
where you think you want to go

Ask the way to the spring.

– Rumi

The theme for 2018 is absence and presence.  The blank page, the white canvas– these are universal symbols of absence for the writer, painter, calligrapher, or maker. Fear and doubt often rise to the surface. It is humbling. How, I wonder, can I ever improve on the possibility inherent in this nothingness?

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Absence & Presence I St Louis, MO Mar 9 – 11, 2018
Mar
9
to Mar 11

Absence & Presence I St Louis, MO Mar 9 – 11, 2018

Don't insist on going
where you think you want to go

Ask the way to the spring.

– Rumi

The theme for 2018 is absence and presence.  The blank page, the white canvas– these are universal symbols of absence for the writer, painter, calligrapher, or maker. Fear and doubt often rise to the surface. It is humbling. How, I wonder, can I ever improve on the possibility inherent in this nothingness? 

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Absence and Presence | Taos, NM Mar 25-30, 2018
Mar
25
to Mar 30

Absence and Presence | Taos, NM Mar 25-30, 2018

  • Mabel Dodge Luhan Retreat (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The theme for 2018 is absence and presence.  The blank page, the white canvas– these are universal symbols of absence for the writer, painter, calligrapher, or maker. Fear and doubt often rise to the surface. It is humbling. How, I wonder, can I ever improve on the possibility inherent in this nothingness? 

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Absence and Presence | Taos, NM Jun 4-9, 2018
Jun
4
to Jun 9

Absence and Presence | Taos, NM Jun 4-9, 2018

  • Mabel Dodge Luhan Retreat (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The theme for 2018 is absence and presence.  The blank page, the white canvas– these are universal symbols of absence for the writer, painter, calligrapher, or maker. Fear and doubt often rise to the surface. It is humbling. How, I wonder, can I ever improve on thepossibility inherent in this nothingness? 

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Absence & Presence | Bozeman, MT
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Absence & Presence | Bozeman, MT

In this class we will enter the temenos, the protected place of our making, and invoke the muse, our imagination and inner imagery. The class will be structured with periods of silence and guided exercises in writing, painting, and calligraphy.

The focus will be on drawing letters from a template provided by the instructor and inspired by the work of artist and calligrapher, Ben Shahn.

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Absence & Presence | Basalt, CO
Sep
26
to Sep 28

Absence & Presence | Basalt, CO

The theme for 2018 is absence and presence.  The blank page, the white canvas– these are universal symbols of absence for the writer, painter, calligrapher, or maker. Fear and doubt often rise to the surface. It is humbling. How, I wonder, can I ever improve on the possibility inherent in this nothingness? 

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Intuition & Imagery I Ghost Ranch, NM
Oct
14
to Oct 20

Intuition & Imagery I Ghost Ranch, NM

Barbara Griek and I offer the opportunity to work both with subjective imagery through art and with the universal images as found in the Tarot. We do this in the setting of the mesa at Ghost Ranch, which in itself offers abundant access to nature, beauty and a quiet mind. Join us for an adventure in creativity in a contemplative atmosphere. 

This class is full, to get on the wait list you can register here.

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Umbria I Italy: A Place Evokes Expression
Sep
4
to Sep 18

Umbria I Italy: A Place Evokes Expression

Each morning brings a new adventure, as we head out in our van to a nearby Umbrian village. This two week class is centered on investigating the place we are in through words, pattern and image, and is tailored to the interests of the group. Local Italian food, wine, travel to nearby villages, housing at an historic Capuchin monastery and the class are all included.

THIS CLASS IS FULL. FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM TO GET ON THE WAIT LIST.

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The Poetry of Handwriting | Louisville, KY
Jun
24
to Jun 25

The Poetry of Handwriting | Louisville, KY

This class is for anyone who wishes to change, develop or play with your handwriting.  We will explore writing through touch, sound and sight. All kinds of exercises and experiments will happen to enliven and engage your senses in the ancient contemplative art of making marks. Your work will be documented in a small book.

THIS CLASS IS FULL. To get on the wait list call Preston Arts: 502-454-9954

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Deepening Your Art Through Daily Practice I Taos NM
Jun
5
to Jun 10

Deepening Your Art Through Daily Practice I Taos NM

  • Mabel Dodge Luhan Retreat (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this class we will enter the temenos, the protected place of our making, and invoke the muse, our imagination and inner imagery. The class will be structured with periods of silence and guided exercises in writing, painting, Tarot and calligraphy.

Work is interrupted with spectacular food and walks into nearby Taos! All rooms have a private bath.

All levels of experience are welcome.

THIS CLASS IS FULL. FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM TO GET ON THE WAIT LIST.

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Deepening Your Art Through Daily Practice I St Meinrad Abbey, IN
May
1
to May 5

Deepening Your Art Through Daily Practice I St Meinrad Abbey, IN

This class is full, cancellations do occur, so we will add your name to the wait list if you wish to attend.

In this class we will enter the temenos, the protected place of our making, and invoke the muse, our imagination and inner imagery. The class will be structured with periods of silence and guided exercises in writing, meditation and calligraphy.

All levels of experience are welcome.

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Deepen Your Art Through Daily Practice I St Louis, MO
Mar
10
to Mar 12

Deepen Your Art Through Daily Practice I St Louis, MO

This class is full. Cancellations do happen, so you can leave your name for the wait list.

Whatever you do, or wish to do, as a maker– it is facilitated and deepened through the commitment of a daily practice. All the tools and techniques in the world are no help for a restless mind! The voice of the muse can only be heard when there is space inside.

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Deepening Your Art Through Daily Practice I  St Louis, MO
Mar
4
to Mar 6

Deepening Your Art Through Daily Practice I St Louis, MO

All the fancy tools and techniques in the world won't help us become the artists we wish to be, live the life we want to live, if we don't have something that transcends chaos, change and loss. A daily practice can be many things. One common thread is time away from duty, and a designated place where we are not interrupted, that is sacred.

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Deepening Your Art Through Daily Practice
Jan
14
to Jan 15

Deepening Your Art Through Daily Practice

Another class has been added to accommodate the wait list at Preston

All the fancy tools and techniques in the world won't help us become the artists we wish to be, live the life we want to live, if we don't have something that transcends chaos, change and loss. A daily practice can be many things. One common thread is time away from duty, and a designated place where we are not interrupted, that is sacred.

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Deepening Your Art Through Daily Practice I  Louisville, KY
Dec
10
to Dec 11

Deepening Your Art Through Daily Practice I Louisville, KY

All the fancy tools and techniques in the world won't help us become the artists we wish to be, live the life we want to live, if we don't have something that transcends chaos, change and loss. A daily practice is a vehicle for both expanding and deepening the work you are here to do. A practice can be many things– one common thread is time away from duty, and a designated place where we are not interrupted, that is sacred. The imagination, our intuition needs to be cultivated– in the same way you make a muscle stronger. 

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Lettering & Pattern | Boise, ID
Sep
10
to Sep 11

Lettering & Pattern | Boise, ID

In this class we will explore alternate letterforms with wide pens, gouache, watercolor, and ink.

To register contact Dave Kuwahara: kuwahara@q.com

Come to a free lecture on "Poetic Landscape" and see work by L Doctor & others: 

7:00 pm at the Community of Christ Church, 408 N Garden St, Boise

 

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She Who Tells A Story  | National Museum of Women in the Arts
Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

She Who Tells A Story | National Museum of Women in the Arts

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this class we will begin with one’s own handwriting and work with it visually and verbally as a means of expression. We will incorporate poetry, ink, graphite and watercolor. Our class begins with a viewing of the exhibit She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.

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Lettering & Pattern | Cincinnati, OH
Apr
30
to May 1

Lettering & Pattern | Cincinnati, OH

Laurie will give a free lecture open to the public on Friday, 6:30 pm on April 29 at The Maxwelton House: Dream With Your Hands. Come and join us for wine and conversation.

In this class we will explore alternate letterforms with wide pens, gouache, watercolor & ink. There is pleasure in making pattern and color, whether you are a beginning or advanced    student of lettering. Students will document their work in a pattern book. 

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Poetic Landscapes | St. Louis, MO
Mar
11
to Mar 13

Poetic Landscapes | St. Louis, MO

  • 2814 Sutton Blvd Maplewood, MO 63143 St Louis, MO (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There is a beauty in learning form so well that is becomes internalized. Spontaneity, expression, and working with abstract forms does not come out of nowhere– it arises from structure. I am interested in what happens when we work with form long enough that it becomes something else. In a class in abstract painting we will explore this idea through image and text. We will begin with the horizon.

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