"In order to be whole, suspend your criticism. For life is not a matter of taste, but of awakening, not a matter of finding things pleasing or disturbing, but of finding things completing, not a matter of liking or disliking, but of opening the geography of one's soul."
ART FOR HEALING
Making art helps us to focus and be present. It helps express our intense feelings beyond words, thoughts, and moves us into deeper ways of knowing our minds. This class work with meditation and music and guides with abstract lines, shapes and colors. The result is a calming of our anxieties, allowing our inner guidance to lead us through the pains and challenges of the external world. All materials included.
ART FOR TRANSFORMATION
Drawing and painting exercise the mind to help you see the world in a different light. This workshop, through exploring lines, shapes and colors will help to expand how you think visually. Beyond learning to draw and paint objects, it’s also a path to raise your awareness and awaken internal energies. All materials included.
RECREATE THE MODERNS
We will explore and draw inspiration from one of the city’s great art museums: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, de Young, or Legion of Honor. We will walk through the current exhibition together, taking in the works on display. As we walk through the museum, I will encourage you to think about what the pieces mean to you, and take note of any that speak to you especially clearly. After the museum, we will head to a nearby café or even outside—weather permitting—to work with our impressions from the exhibition. Here you will set about recreating your favorite work seen that day, reimagining the themes and techniques according to your own style and preferences.
RECYCLED ART CLASS - REUSE, RETHINK, RECREATE
I mentored students to create these art projects using recycled materials and found objects in nature. Using thing such as mailing advertisements, sea shells, dry flowers… These are great gifts for birthdays and holidays. Instead of buying products, students pay more attention to our environment, what they thrown away in a daily basis and use their imaginations to transform unused materials to beautiful objects. My goals for this course is to inspire students to reuse and recreate. We will live healthier and the planet will be greener.
CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING CLASS
Traditional Chinese calligraphic brush painting has developed continuously over a period of more than 5000 years. It is one of the simplest and most expressive of visual art forms. Technique, composition and empty space are its key elements. The essential tools are brush, ink and rice paper. The art form helps you to develop patience and receptivity.
Calligraphy is the antithesis of electronic media and practicing it opens the mind and puts you in closer touch with your heart and your own inner voice. Using traditional iconic figures from classical Chinese culture, such as the bamboo tree, the wild orchid flower and panda bears, you will learn the basic techniques that can help you to touch and express your own vision of the timeless moment.
Cost: Private class, $120/session (3 hours) All materials included.
Location: 1890 Bryant St Studio San Francisco . 60 pastori ave Studio FairFax CA