Drawing – A Path to Daily Meditation Online Class March 11 & 18
Drawing – A Path to Daily Meditation Online Class
Two Friday sessions: March 11, 10-12pm MT & March 18, 10-11am MT
Instructor: Cynthia Morris
Limit: 15 students. There is no kit for this class.
Register up to 24 hours before.
Seeing/drawing is about life in its fullness, about learning to see again and thereby be totally alive and fully aware.
-Frederick Franck, Twentieth Century artist and author
Creativity coach and artist Cynthia Morris had always been attracted to meditation but she felt uncomfortable with traditional approaches. She says of herself, “I can’t sit still!” 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 class combines two disciplines – drawing and meditation – as a way of slowing down and becoming more mindful. The conscious focus on drawing simple, everyday objects quiets the mind. You’ll experience these calming effects firsthand as you work on techniques selected by Cynthia to start you on your journey.
There are two online sessions for the class, which are scheduled a week apart. The first session consists of instruction and some simple drawing exercises. Then your practice starts. Each day during the week Cynthia sends out a prompt to encourage and help you establish drawing as a daily habit. The second session is for discussing what worked, what was challenging, and to celebrate your accomplishment – a week of daily drawing!
Join Cynthia to experience the transformative power and meditative experience of doing simple drawings on a daily basis. The tools are simple: a pen or pencil, some paper, and less time than you might think. The value is huge: 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.” Though full of techniques and time to practice, this class is less about the drawing itself than where drawing can take you.
This online class will be recorded and made available to class participants for 10 days after the class.
Please bring the following materials:
- Several sheets of plain paper
- Pencil for drawing
- A natural object – a leaf, flower, houseplant, or branch
- A notebook and a pen for taking notes
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 day before 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 email@example.com.
Class Refund/Cancellation Policy
For cancellation made 3 weeks before class we can either issue a refund or apply the funds to another class. We deduct the price of the class kit plus shipping if we’ve already shipped the kit, and we retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled. If you cancel fewer than 3 weeks before the class there is no refund or credit. If Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, we’ll contact you by email and refund 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.