Everyone has a unique vision. The primary goal of each workshop is to help people celebrate that vision (free from comparison of others) while learning new skills. The hope for each student is that they’ll leave class feeling more empowered to express their “uniqueness” in the world.
Printing with Pronto Plates is a totally unique experience. Commonly used in commercial printing, these plates are inexpensive, readily available and require none of the chemicals used in traditional lithography. Images can be created directly on the plate with pens and markers or digitally by running the plates through a laser printer or copier. Once drawn, they are ready for inking and printing. Open to all levels. To register call the Center for Contemporary Printmaking @ 203- 899-7999 or online @www.contemprints.org. $225 for members, $250 non- members/ $30 studio fee
I am partnering with Maryfran Matichak (www.iwyoga.com), a loved yoga teacher of mine, in a workshop in a most breathtaking setting in the Nuevo Arenal, a high elevation rainforest region near Lakes Arenal and Coter at the Anandamaya Ecolodge, 500 acres of sacred land and a simple and lovely lodge. The forest is breathtaking/ inspiring with amazing wildlife. Our host, Ananda, is an exceptional gourmet cook using ingredients from her own garden.
Maryfran will be teaching Iyengar Yoga and it will be mixed level (Beginner to Well Practiced). The yoga will open our bodies as well as our creative energy for the journaling process. The meditation will be guided and quieting for the soul, some will be walking meditations in the forest. I will be teaching The Illuminated Journal. You’ll discover that the journal is a place to work out among other things one’s thoughts, desires, and discoveries. You will create a special journal through a series of exercises which will be enlightened by this extraordinary landscape. Using different media you will create interesting methods for combining text and space. Finally you will have made an artist book which will be finished off with a special coptic binding. The course is designed for all levels.
Costs: $1350- 6 nights (2 people/room) in the lodge or Shared room in a cabina with a view (2 double beds), Yoga and Meditation Classes, Journaling Workshop and rainforest guided walk + a one day event OR $1100 for the same lodging but taking only one course OR $1600 (1 person/rm) Private cabana with view/both classes OR $1350 (1 person/rm) One class only. Airfare and ground transport not included. Liberia Airport (1.5hrs. drive) or San Jose Airport (3.5 hrs.). Pick up from airport can be arranged.
To register please send $300 to Susan Newbold, 1583 Fairfield Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Balance due by Jan. 15, 2013
The journal is a place to work out among other things one’s thoughts, desires, and discoveries.You are going to create a special journal which will be something you and generations that follow you will treasure. Through a series of exercises which will be enlightened by the landscape you will first create some of the pages for the journal. In the process you will be introduced to several different medias including pen and ink, watercolor, collage and printmaking and ways to create interesting methods for combining text with each. On this journey you will discover (or rediscover) what you love most. Finally you will put the pages into an artist book which will be finished off with a special coptic binding. The course is designed for all levels.
Dates: August 27-29th, 10 – 3 p.m.
Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Educational Center, Boothbay, ME (map)
Register: http://www.mainegardens.org/calendar/the-illuminated-journal-with-susan-newbold-3-day-workshop or call 633-4333, ext.101
ALSO : Creating A Nature Accordion Book- August 30th, 9 a.m.- noon- Open to all levels- Register or call @ the address above