• Through a series of guided exercises, learn how to use meditative drawing to quiet the mind and focus the senses. We will incorporate both visualization and direct observation. Our goals will be to become more centered and observant, reduce stress, and support our physical, mental, and artistic well-being. Emphasis is placed on process, not the quality of the drawings we will create. In this class there is no wrong way or bad drawing, and you do not have to share your results unless you elect to. Some of our exercises will adapt stabilizing and analytical meditation techniques, but this is not a conventional meditation workshop. You do not have to have any prior experience with drawing or meditation. All skill levels welcome.
  • Classes are Wednesdays April 6 and April 13 from 6-7:30pm via Zoom
  • Maximum of 25 students
  • Supply List to be Provided by Student: Drawing sketchpad, a small variety of pencils with different levels of hardness, pencil sharpener, and a pack of blending paper stumps (tortillons). Recommended: Strathmore 400 series regular surface 24-sheet 14 x 17” Drawing pad; Derwent Graphic pencils in hardness 2H, 2B, and 6B; 4-pack of blending tortillons.
  • Jordan Essoe is an award-winning artist and writer who has exhibited and published internationally.  His career began as a painter, but his practice broadened to include film, performance art, playwriting, and journalism. His work has been covered by NPR, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Oakland Tribune, Artnet, Artillery, Art Practical, Artweek, and Rhizome.
  • Questions contact Sara Siggelkow, Arts Education Manger, at ssiggelkow@coastarts.org or 541-574-3364

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