Creating a Personalized Set of Wisdom Cards
Each of us intuitively knows what we need to be our best possible selves: the words and images that lead us from darkness to light, that bring us peace, joy, and calm, that resonate internally with our highest values and potential.
In this workshop, participants create a hand-made set of 10-12 cards that contain visual images paired with affirmations, intentions, and words of wisdom. Using a variety of mixed media, the final deck comprises a creative record of your deepest insight.
After an introduction to the day’s project and a look at a few examples, we’ll preface our creative work with gentle yoga movements and a short breath meditation, to connect mind and body and ease into mindful, non-judgmental awareness. From here we’ll explore a creative writing exercise to generate a collection of wisdom words, phrases, and intentions. Afterwards, we’ll explore various mixed media including tempera paint, watercolor, oil pastels, pen, and colored pencil to come up with a visual motif for the cards. Then, putting the two together, the bulk of our time will be spent assembling the words and visuals onto the pre-cut card stock. There’ll be time at the end to share our cards with each other.
Meditate, breathe, connect, create: tap in to your deepest intuition and insight as you actively befriend yourself in the creative imaginal process of making a personalized set of Wisdom Cards.
No experience required – suitable for ages 12 and up
DATE & TIME:
Saturday / March 7th
12 to 4pm
STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:
– Bring a snack and water bottle.
– Bring a ceramic cup or glass jar (recycled works) to hold water for your brushes.
– An optional writing journal and pen for writing.
– Wear clothing you can paint and move in.
Mancos Public Library
$55 Registration fee + $20 Materials fee at the time of the class
All materials provided
Minimum 4 students; Maximum 12 students
Jan Estep / Instructor
About the Artist:
Jan brings intuitive drawing, painting, writing, working in a wide range of media from drawing and painting, photography, video, printed artist books and illustrated maps, to site-specific social interventions, conceptual projects, participatory dialogical works, and contemplative installations.