Monthly Online offering with Susan
Mindful Creating is a series of six workshops designed to explore creative energy through various techniques. We will work with paint, natural materials, and fiber in a playful way discovering new ways to create and love.
Monthly on Tuesday evenings at 7pm - 8pm ET
Arrival. Introduction of that month's theme/work. Provide directions/prompts. Support while working. Discussion. Closing.
Session 1: January 30th, 2024 - Vision and Intention Board
This workshop will guide participants through an art activity to help set intentions and create a vision for the new year. Bring your ideas, a surface to work on and any words or images you might like to use in the creative process.
Session 2: February 27th, 2024 - Self-Love Card Making
This workshop will support cultivation of a deep sense of love and appreciation for oneself through meditation and a heartfelt art activity. Join us on this journey of self-discovery, as we explore the transformative power of self-love and create a personalized card to celebrate yourself. Supplies needed include paper (cardstock or heavy paper), markers, colored pencils or crayons, stickers, glitter, or other decorative elements.
Session 3: March 26th, 2024 - Breath Strokes
This workshop invites participants to delve into the transformative power of the breath through meditation and artistic expression. Join us as we connect with the rhythmic dance of our breath and translate its essence onto paper, creating a unique and personal visual representation of the breath's beauty. Supplies needed include paper, charcoal, pastels, markers, or preferred drawing materials.
Session 4: April 30th, 2024 - Painting Poetry
This workshop will blend the art of meditation, the magic of words, and the vibrant palette of colors. Join us in exploring the elements of poetry through a brief meditation, and then let your creativity flow onto canvas as we paint the essence of a poem. This session promises a harmonious fusion of mindfulness, language, and visual art to ignite your imagination. Supplies needed include a small canvas or heavy paper, your preferred paint, brushes, and a surface/palette for mixing colors.
Session 5: May 28th, 2024 - Intuitive Color & RAIN
This workshop invites participants to connect with their inner wisdom through a guided RAIN meditation, allowing emotions to flow and be acknowledged. This will be followed by an intuitive art painting activity, where the canvas becomes a playground for self-expression through the language of color. Join us in this exploration of emotions, mindfulness, and the vibrant palette of intuition. Supplies needed include a small canvas or heavy paper, your preferred paint, brushes, and other supplies based on individual preferences.
Session 6: June 25th, 2024 - Playing with the Sun
Join us in celebrating the vibrant energy of early summer light with "Working with the Sun." In this online workshop, participants will engage in a brief meditation to connect with the playful essence of sunlight and then express their experiences through a delightful art activity. Explore the magic of the sun's rays as we infuse our creativity with the warmth and joy of the season. Supplies needed include paper, colored pencils, markers, or crayons or any additional art supplies that seem useful.
Dana the practice of cultivating generosity.
We accept donations for this offering with the suggestion of $10- $20 per session or $60 - $120 for all 6 sessions.
Thank you for your support!
Meet the Instructor
Susan Barbara Skinner (she/her)
Susan works to empower individuals and organizations as a therapist, artist and consultant. She created Hope Springs Healing Arts Studio, a curated online space offering clinical and creative opportunities for personal work to leverage collaborations with other artists/healers. Susan holds a PhD in Psychology from Walden University, an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Union Institute and University and a BA in Political Science from St John Fisher College.