Drawing + Mindfulness
Instructed by Brigid O’Kane & Troy Bronsink
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Registration Deadline: September 7, 2017
September 11- October 30
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton
“Be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence.” – Minor White
“The more you look, the more you see.”
— Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
We wake up every morning at the intersection of art and life. For some, our attention to the interior life bears fruit as beauty and action in the world. For others, the skilled, focused presence toward our artwork awakens an inner clarity and sense of "home." That unmistakable alchemy of acting in the world with integrity is born from such intersections. Drawing elements such as negative space, balance, or movement are worth exploring in life as much as in artwork.
Join an 8-week small group collaboration between The Hive: A Center for Contemplation, Art, and Action and Manifest Drawing Center. Each week will include drawing studio guidance as well as guided meditation springing from 7 principles of design. Classes are 2.5 hours and alternate between Manifest Drawing Center in Madisonville, and The Hive in Northside. Each class will be co-facilitated by Brigid O'Kane and Troy Bronsink, who will bring their expertise and beginners-mind to bear in both domains of art and contemplation.
Level of Study
The class is open to those from all levels of drawing or meditation experience who are willing to participate as part of the group for all 8 weeks of guided direction, while also sharing their personal integrative consideration to both life and art.
1662 Blue Rock St. #1a
Manifest Drawing Center
4905 Whetsel Ave., Floor 2
September 11 (First Class): The Hive
September 18: Manifest Drawing Center
September 25: The Hive
October 2: Manifest Drawing Center
October 9: The Hive
October 16: Manifest Drawing Center
October 23: The Hive
October 30: Manifest Drawing Center