an exploration of mark making as mindful embodiment
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1 pm to 4 pm Yale Center for British Art, Docents Room
The evidence of human mark making has been dated back to over 40,000 years ago – drawing is a primal human experience. In this three-hour workshop, we explore a number of different techniques that are designed to connect to our primal creative expression while stilling and focusing the mind. A sequence of embodied personal practices will take us from the mind in the cave to the mind in this moment. No drawing ability or experience is required – only a desire to tap into your own innate creative state.
The afternoon will begin with a brief presentation on sacred drawing practices through history and from around the world. Each participant will leave the workshop with experience in a variety of mindful drawing methods and the instructions to continue these practices at home.