Intuitive Painting & Meditation Workshops in Kilkenny Ireland
‘Drawing water from our own well’
11-14 October 2018
14-17 February & 4-7 April 2019
(book each workshop 3 months in advance )
In Celtic culture wells and springs are known as sacred places linked to the feminine that people still visit for refreshment, renewal, inspiration and healing. Wells connect the surface of the land with the water that emerges from deep within the earth and in psychological terms this symbolises the wisdom of the unconscious, the depth within that we can access and learn to trust.
These workshops provide a space to move from an outward focus at the surface of our lives to a more inward focus deep within the self. During the 4 days our work with meditation/body mindfulness practice, intuitive painting, creative writing, teaching on creativity and group sharing help you relax, sink into your “own well”, connect to your creativity and express yourself feely. The flow of colours and images brings insight and healing and your work will be as unique as you are. What is natural and beautiful within you will be expressed as you let go and allow your creativity to flow.
Our focus is on intuitive painting ‘art as meditation’ that draws us into the present moment and into the stillness that lies beyond thought, busyness and changing circumstances. Besides the inspiration and pleasure that colourful self-expression brings this approach increases the means to recognise and nourish stability, peace and joy in our daily lives. No previous experience or art training necessary.
The workshops will encourage you to:
- explore and deepen your connection to your creativity
-find your own unique way of painting
- move from limitation to greater awareness
-explore and connect to depths of feeling and insight
- feel the joy of spontaneous expression
Cost: €390 for one workshop, €375 each for 2 workshops & €360 each for 3 workshops.
All art materials, photocopies, and refreshments in the pauses are included in the price.
Lunches: We provide delicious ‘as organic as possible’ lunches daily at a cost of €45 per workshop. This is payable in cash on the first day.
Accommodation: In single rooms is available at Blanchville either in the main house or in one of the 2 Coach Houses at a very reasonable rate.
There are 12 places in each workshop so early booking is advisable. All workshops, begin at 9.45 a.m. on the first day and end at 4 p.m. on the last day.
Please note that because Monica is receiving many bookings for private weekend parties it is so helpful for me to have advance bookings for workshops to be sure of having accommodation at Blanchville.