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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. 


No cost for the workshop instruction; this is my love offering. (there is a $25 material fee to cover materials and supplies). I have a delightful assemblage of items to use for shrines. Participants may also want to bring additional totems, talismans and charms. 

Email GG to register. Class fee: $25.00 includes all materials

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

GG's Down to Earth Studio, Salem, OR

Saturday, November 9, 2019  10:00 to 3:00 

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. 

Email GG to register.  Class fee of $65.00 includes Kintsugi bowl and all art supplies.

Origami Temple of Kindness Paper Arts Class

The Art Department Supply Store,  Salem, OR

Saturday, November 16, 2019  10:00 to 4:00 

Come and make a Temple of Kindness to spread good cheer for the holidays, complete with secret little messages of love, joy, and happiness.


Create this charming work of art to give as a gift—that is if you can bear to part with it. Follow step-by-step instructions to fold origami bowls and cover mat board to build a sweet temple of delight. 

Register    Class fee $80.00. Supply list available on Art Department website.


Eco-Dyeing ~ Botanical Prints on Paper 

This class if FULL. Email GG to get on waiting list. 

GG's Down to Earth Studio, Salem, OR

Saturday, December 7, 2019  9:30 to 4:30 

I'm really excited to offer this fun frolic into botanical printing in my fall class line-up.

Eco-dyeing is a process of using the natural tannins and dyes from plants to create contact prints on paper. In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of eco-dyeing, which you can then use to experiment on your own with plants from your garden, the forest, and your local florist.


Your eco-dyed papers can be used to create greeting cards, journal covers, sewn onto fabric for mixed media art, or framed as stand alone art pieces. The possibilities are open to your imagination. 

Email GG to register. Class fee of $85.00 includes eco-dyeing supplies. Students will be sent a list of types of leaves and plants that work best for eco-dyeing so that you can forage for materials if you choose to. I'll also have plants and leaves available for use.