FEBRUARY 9, 10 AM, In the Classroom
In the deep of winter we are called to go within, to see what lies in shadow and what's yearning for the light.
In this class we explore the hidden, perhaps forbidden places that are longing for creative alchemy, loving awareness and transformation.
This class is for the artist in everyone whether or not they have any painting experience.
We begin with a meditation in somatic awareness that will strengthen and ground us in the spacious field of inner knowing, moving into sacred space. From here we use tempera on paper as the medium to explore our inner landscape. This is where our spiritual values of non attachment, non judgement and the courage to be ourselves meet the imagination, the stories we hold in the body and our inherent thirst for expression. Welcome the full array of feelings that ignite imagination and spontaneous play with form, line and color. Deepen your intuitive knowing.
About our instructor:
Michael Zieve studied fine art at Rhode Island School of Design and earned a BFA from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1977. Since then he has shown his work extensively in the Midwest but also in New York, San Francisco and Geneva, Switzerland. He has created commissioned artworks for many Health Care Centers and a U.S. Post Office. His interest in meditation and expressive arts led him to begin offering Intuitive Art based workshops in 2004 at Art Centers and private studios. In 2011 he attended the weeklong creativity intensive at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
"The workshop was a wonderful experience for me. I was able through Zieve's gentle coaching, to open my mind to colors I never dreamed of painting with, and to breakdown personal restrictions about what to paint and how to paint. The workshop encouraged me to become one with the brush, the paint, and the paper, and to freely express my interior dialogue in my work." --- Susan Aurinko, Flatfile Galleries, Chicago
All materials provided.