Workshops

The Mindful Studio

Both mindfulness and visual art cultivate “present moment” awareness of the breath, the body, thoughts, emotions, and creative impulse. Learn mindfulness techniques and immerse yourself in moments of creative presence as you engage with mixed-media processes to spark creative self-expression and personal discovery. All of the techniques are accessible to the beginner but rich enough to challenge artists of every level. Calming mindful practices will deepen self-reflection and enhance creativity using color, texture and sensorial gestures and marks to create personal imagery to promote well-being. Explore simple and foundational mindfulness practices and a variety of creative processes to bring mindfulness into your own life.

Image as Apothecary

Visual Journaling as an Expressive Art Practice

Each of us is born with an innate capacity for creativity and self-expression. Your images are as individualized as you are and become guides along the path to support and sustain you in authentic self-expression. Together your inner artist and inner healer will awaken creative self-expression as you explore color, mark and image as a tool for health and well-being. Through a visual journal practice you cultivate a creative way to express and record experiences, feelings, and emotional reactions both visually and verbally. Mindfulness practices along with mandala making, spontaneous collage, and expressive drawing and painting will free the imagination as you follow the creative thread of your own intuition. Become inspired to develop a personal on-going visual journal practice for personal growth to cultivate joy and balance.

What people are saying about Jane’s workshops

Inspirational! I will use the meditation technique at the beginning of faculty meetings.

- Principal, Elementary School

Soulful, spiritual, connecting, authentic and useful-what more could I ask for? Thank you immensely. You helped me connect with what I love about teaching.

- Assistant Superintendent

This workshop was extremely useful. Jane had so many integration ideas for all parts of our curriculum.

- Teacher, Art Space Charter School

Jane comes prepared with examples, handouts, enthusiasm, experience, and knowledge.

- N. Bradley, Handmade in America, Education Coordinator & Artist

Interested in hosting Jane for a workshop?

Workshop formats are available for professional development or community settings and can be 1, 2, 3 days in length, or custom-designed for a particular event

Jane is available for onsite or online workshops, staff development, and curriculum design
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