(OLLI AT UVM PRESENTS) Practices on the Crossroads of Art and Meditation with Michael Strauss
These offerings will incorporate much of the content covered in the previously offered OLLI class "Drawing for the Terrified" but are taught with a specific focus on mindfulness, self-compassion, and meditation. In both representational or imaginative mindful drawing, we will practice focused attention on shape, color, and value (light and dark) in the world we see in order to reconnect directly with ourselves and the environment around us. We will explore shape consciousness (how we can see the world without naming things,) our memories of past visual experiences and how these create our reality as well as influence the art we make.
Materials: Bert Dodson's "Keys to Drawing", set of drawing pencils (medium and soft), 9 x 12 drawing tablet, malleable erasers (2), pink erasers (2), package of medium and soft vine charcoal, package of soft and medium stick charcoal, a set of black ink TOMBOW pens (6), watercolor paper, charcoal paper, newsprint tablet, watercolor brush (medium). Students do not need all these materials but should get what they can to get the most out of this class.
For more information, contact Lora Phillips at 802-656-5817 or firstname.lastname@example.org.