Drawing as Meditation- Calm, Focus, Clarity Class ONLINE
Friday, May 7,10am-noon MDT
Instructor: Cynthia Morris
Limit: 15 students
Creativity coach and artist Cynthia Morris was always attracted to meditation because of the reported benefits, but she felt uncomfortable with traditional approaches. “I can’t sit still!”, she says of herself. (We can relate.) She discovered the Frederick Franck book Zen Seeing, Zen Drawing: Meditation in Action in 1996, fell in love with the method, and has been practicing it ever since. Cynthia developed this beginning drawing class as a way of sharing the practice with others. The course combines two disciplines – drawing and meditation – as a way of slowing down and becoming more mindful. You’ll experience the calming effects of drawing firsthand as you work on techniques selected by Cynthia to start you on your journey. The tools are simple: a pen or pencil, some paper, and less time than you might think. The value is enormous: a state of heightened awareness in which you tune into yourself yet also see more of what’s around you. A previous student said, “It changed how I frame the world.”
There is no kit for this class. Register up to 24 hours before.
This class is simple and grounding, so the supplies are intentionally few.
-Several sheets of plain paper
-Pencil for drawing
-An interesting leaf
-Notebook and a pen for notetaking
Be sure to look for an email with class details sent out the Monday before the class. The email includes a Zoom link to login, the class agenda, a materials list, and information on any pre-class prep. You’ll also receive a reminder email the morning of the class. If you don’t see the class email from us check your spam folder. No email? Double check the email address you entered when you registered. It's on your order confirmation. If there's still an issue, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellations made 3 weeks before class can either be refunded or used to pay for another class. If the class kit has already been shipped at the time of cancellation, the price of the kit plus shipping will be deducted from the refund amount. Two Hands Paperie retains a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. For cancellations made after the cancellation deadline, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee cannot be transferred to pay for another class. You may, however, gift the class along with the class kit to someone else; just notify us of the switch. These policies are to ensure that THP and teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 4 students are enrolled one week before. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be contacted via email and refunded the FULL class fee.
Cynthia Morris, a published author and creativity coach, has been keeping written journals since 1994 and started filling them with colorful illustrations in 2004. She has written two e-books on how anyone can use art-making techniques to enjoy life more. Her mission? To help people have more fun and feel more creative. When Cynthia’s not in her Denver office, she’s riding her bicycle, practicing yoga, frolicking in the park, whipping up a feast in the kitchen, snuggled up reading a book, or popping over to Europe. Through her company Original Impulse, Cynthia leads creativity workshops in Europe like the one she teaches at Two Hands Paperie. She finds that keeping an illustrated journal makes her happy. Learn more at http://www.originalimpulse.com.