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Shrines for Hope and Healing

GG's Down to Earth Studio, Salem, OR

(Check back for a date in Spring 2020​)

Shrines are a beautiful way of showing what is happening in our hearts, souls and spirits. We will gather and transform our LOVE into visual expression by creating our own personal shrines for hope and healing. Your shrine can be dedicated to the environment, diversity of all species, return of the great feminine, your ancestors, your higher power, your spiritual practice, or to simply heal your broken heart...whatever moves you. 

Breaking and Mending - Where grief, gratitude, and beauty coexist

GG's Down to Earth Studio, Salem, OR

Sunday, March 22, 2020  9:30 am to 4:00 pm

In this workshop we honor the art of Kintsugi as a metaphor for what brokenness lives in ourselves and in our Mother Earth, to acknowledge and honor our grief and find the beauty that resides there.

 

Kintsugi  ("golden joinery"), is the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. As a philosophy, Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. It encompasses a philosophy of living, of finding beauty within the imperfections of life, and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay.

 

Many of us are living with broken hearts from the personal losses we’ve experienced and the devastation of our Mother Earth. We accumulate grief and carry it with us, often unseen and unexpressed. But grief can be a storehouse of power, a way to reconnect with how we love and honor what came before. Grief can help us find the beauty in our brokenness, while opening us to loving more and being of service in the world.

Come break and mend your Kintsugi bowl, and honor the place in you where grief, gratitude and beauty coexist. Fee of $85.00 includes Kintsugi bowl and all art supplies.

Life Mapping - Collage + Painting + Writing

Art Department Supply Store, Salem, OR

Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:00 to 4:00 

Do you have a life experience you'd like to commemorate in art? Everyone of us has had significant life experiences that are worth noting and remembering.

 

Life maps are visual narratives of events and factors that have influenced and shaped who you are today. You can life-map significant milestones in your life, a journey toward health and healing (physical, emotional, spiritual), places you’ve lived, a history of love and lovers, your journey as an artist or writer, your garden, your genealogy…the possibilities are endless. Anything you want to mark in your life can become a life map.

 

In this workshop you will combine painting, collage, sketching and text to create your own imaginative life map using writing and art to depict your life experience. 

Contact Art Department Supply Store to register 503.364.7465

Class fee: $80.00 (supply list)

Personal Shrines for Hope and Healing ~ Accordion Style

Newport Paper and Book Arts Festival, Newport Oregon

April 18 - 19, 2020

Shrines are a beautiful way of showing what is happening in our hearts, souls and spirits. Your shrine can be dedicated to a loved one, the environment, your ancestors, your higher power, your spiritual practice, or to simply heal your broken heart – whatever moves you.

 

In this workshop we will use collage, paint and assemblage to create personal accordion style shrines for hope and healing for ourselves and the world. We will create a 5-7 part, two-sided, stand up accordion-type shine, adding paper, paint, stenciling, personal writings, ephemera, natural elements from nature, beads and bling.

 

​Registration will be forthcoming through NPBAF. Email Sara Sigelow for registration information.​​​

Mosaic with Silhouette Collage 

Newport Paper and Book Arts Festival, Newport, Oregon

Friday, April 17, 2020

 

All skill levels can experience success in this joyful and colorful exploration of mosaic collage design and image transfer.

 

We will use art tissue, acrylic paint and stenciling to create a gallery wrapped canvas pieces in the shape and color-combinations of your choice.

A variety of nature silhouette images will be provided to choose as a focal point. 

 

​Registration will be forthcoming through NPBAF. Email Sara Sigelow for registration information.​​​