As artists, we constantly explore perception and use various mental states to create. We rarely examine these states as a conscious choice. Many cultures celebrate the contemplative artist who creates from a mind of deep inner peace. This is the wellspring of all sacred and healing arts. Join Khenmo Drolma for an exploration of working within meditative states. You will be given basic meditation and mindfulness instructions and simple exercises to learn how to locate and work from oceanic stillness. This course is for all levels of experience, especially those tired of the myth of the tortured artist! Materials: brush or pen and ink and news print
TUITION: $85 + FEES: $0
Khenmo Drolma, a buddhist nun, has trained with the foremost spiritual teachers of our time including H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche (the head of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage) and Ani Pema Chodron. Khenmo, a former Professor of Sculpture at the Maine College of Art, has a MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and 20 years of teaching experience at a college level. She is a breast cancer survivor, who served as an Art Fellow at the Connecticut Hospice.