DATE: Saturday, Jan.21, 2012 : TIME: 1 – 4pm
PLACE: Ausable Artisan Village Art Center and Gallery, 219 Michigan Ave, Graying. (the old Ben Franklin store)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED; A notebook and pen; clothes that can get smudged, streaked, etc
The purpose of this afternoon’s activities will be to introduce the idea of art as a way of knowing. What we will be doing is playing with basic art materials (pencil, crayon, paper, craypas, charcoal) in ways that lead to and touch our inner awareness, so that we learn about ourselves and our place in the world through art. The process is fun and interesting; sometimes enlightening, sometimes perplexing, and almost always brings something new to the table. Whatever else is true, it requires no artistic ability at all ( If you “can’t draw a straight line” this experience will be a perfect fit. On the other hand, if you can, this workshop was made for you!).If nothing else, it will get your creative juices running, which is good all by itself and, more than likely, you will find in it a source of inner guidance and comfort. Because this process is so unique, we will be happy to offer further workshops if people are interested in that possibility.
“Making the Creative Connection: Art as Knowing” is based on the Open Studio Process originated by Pat Allen, Phd., and on her book, “Art is a Way of Knowing”. The facilitator, Sue McDonald, MA,ACSW, is a cetified Open Studio Process instructor, with 15 years experience working with the OSP process.