Drawing – A Path to Daily Meditation Online Class Sept 22 & 29
Drawing – A Path to Daily Meditation Online Class
Two Friday sessions: Sept 22, 10-noon & Sept 29, 10-11:30am Mountain Time
Instructor: Cynthia Morris
Limit: 15 students. All participants must be 15 years or older. 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
Artist, author, and creativity coach Cynthia Morris had always been attracted to meditation but was uncomfortable with traditional approaches. She explains why by saying 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 to share the practice with others. The class combines two disciplines – drawing and meditation – to help people slow down and become more mindful. It’s amazing how a conscious focus on drawing everyday objects quiets the mind.
In Cynthia’s class you’ll experience these calming effects firsthand. There are two online sessions, which are scheduled a week apart. The first session consists of instruction and some simple drawing exercises. Your practice starts the next day. During the week Cynthia sends out a daily prompt to encourage you and help you establish drawing as an every day habit. The second session consists of a discussion of what worked and what was challenging. It’s also to celebrate your accomplishment – a week of daily drawing!
Join Cynthia to experience the transformative power 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 but 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.
This class is simple and grounding, so the supplies are intentionally few. Please bring the following materials:
- Paper or sketchbook - whatever you have on hand is fine.
- Pens or pencils - whatever you have on hand is fine.
- A notebook and a pen for taking notes
- A natural object – a leaf, flower, houseplant, or branch
Be sure to look for an email with class details sent out the Monday before the class. Classes with homework may receive pre-class info earlier. The email includes a Zoom link to login, the class agenda, a materials list, and information on any pre-class prep. Please be prepared to RSVP to the info email so we know you are set for 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.
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.