The Sedona Art Retreat
Start: Monday, January 14, 2013
Sedona , AZ 86339
Art is self discovery.
Jan 14 - 17 2013
First meeting is Sunday Jan 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Detailed itinerary and maps will be provided for each registrant.
This retreat program is made of seven project-based experiences that become a personal creative path for each participant.
Orientation - Komala U. Rohde
The Sedona Art Retreat begins with a welcome evening session (Mar 10th) with your retreat coordinator Komala. We meet as a group and define what is important to us in our creative exploration. An orientation and outline of the retreat is given.
Photographing Essence - Rick Daley (Mon 9 - noon)
After a studio orientation we'll venture into the landscape of Sedona exploring how to use your camera to capture the spirit of a place and how that deepens your self-discovery. You?ll find ways to find your still point so you can experience nature with new eyes and a new vision of the essence of subjects. You'll learn how to go beyond the obvious and photograph feelings rather than mere scenes. Using your camera can help you to see and experience meaning in you and your environment.
The LifeMask - Liz Learmont (Mon 1 - 4)
'LifeMasking' is a beautiful process of self discovery, acceptance and rebirth. Participants will have a demonstration/orientation and then facilitate each other in creating a real LifeMask with complete guidance from Liz. Everyone will emerge with a new liberating view of themselves. Options for hand casting rather than face-masks are offered.
Creative Journaling - Libby Caldwell (Tues 9 - noon)
Libby teaches us how to combine sketches, color, and words to make unique personal compositions that capture the heart of the moments and memories in your life. By engaging and using all the senses these techniques can be applied to recording everyday life, life changing events, travels and things remembered. Additionally you will learn how to use the process to identify a challenge creatively and through rearranging its form - dispel its energy.
The Collage - Vince Fazio (Tues 1 - 4)
This guided collage process starts with intuitively gathering imagery, then combines design principles with story to integrate images. Students learn to identify and balance the two sided aspects of connections - the narrative and the aesthetic. A 'group wisdom' is then explored to fine-tune the image and story that each collage presents.
Exploring Presence through Zen Calligraphy -Alok Hsu Kwang-Han (Wed 9 - noon)
Alok teaches Zen as art and art as Zen. During this painting workshop you will learn to hold your brushes as friends and use a guided meditation as a way to let go and embrace a new found creativity that is fresh, expansive and has always been there! Playful surprises are accompanied by a dignity of ceremony validating what is healthy and whole in each of us. Numerous paintings will be made by each participant and some will announce themselves as complete expressions.
Completing the Circle-Weaving a Mandala - Wendy Bialek (Wed 1 - 4)
During our time together we will walk a labyrinth, an excellent archetypal tool to connect to one's inner self, and then create a personal fiber art piece full of luscious colors and textures. Weaving is a wonderful metaphor for life. Each strand of thread symbolically represents your experiences weaving your Sedona Arts Retreat discoveries and insights together into one fabric mandala. The result will be a treasured symbol, an embodiment of the magical time you spent in Sedona.
Creating a Talisman - Komala U. Rohde (Thursday 9 -noon)
Using texture and color, this workshop explores decorative finishing techniques in jewelry making to create a talisman. A reading of the moment begins the designing process for this piece of jewelry. Participants can choose between making a pendant or a small domed plate while applying Patina or enamel to a previously hammered piece of Metal. Letting the talisman reflect inner qualities and beauty, this workshop will deepen the recognition of your own beauty.
TUITION: is normally $650 the special rate for those invited for the January Art Retreat pilot program is $250.00