The Sedona Art Retreat
Start: Monday, May 13, 2013
Sedona , AZ 86339
The Sedona Art Retreat
Art is Self-Discovery
May 13,14,15 2013
The retreat program is made of six hands-on experiences that become for each participant a personal creative path.
Orientation - Komala U. Rohde 6:30 pm May 12
The Sedona Art Retreat begins with a welcome evening session 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.
Creative Journaling - Libby Caldwell (Mon 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. Your journal can be used throughout the retreat to enrich your memory and enhance your experience.
Exploring Presence through Zen Calligraphy - Alok Hsu Kwang-Han (Mon 1:30 - 4:30)
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.
The Collage - Vince Fazio (Tues 9 - Noon)
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.
Photographing Essence - Rick Daley (Tues 1:30 - 4:30)
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 (Wed 9 - Noon)
'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.
Creating the Talisman and Integration - Komala U. Rohde (Wed 1:30 - 4:30)
Using texture and color, this workshop explores decorative finishing techniques in jewelry making to create a talisman. A memories of the retreat 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 hammered piece of Metal. Letting the talisman reflect inner qualities and beauty, this workshop will deepen the recognition of your own beauty. This session with the retreat coordinator rounds off the Sedona Art Retreat In this meeting we share results and insights gathered throughout the process.
Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $100 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.