Workshops in Ireland 2018-19

Intuitive Painting & Meditation Workshops 

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

 

Venue: Blanchville House, Dunbell, Madddoxtown Kilkenny.

Begin Thursdays at 10.00 am & end Sundays at 4.00 p.m.

 

Lunches: We provide delicious ‘as organic as possible’ lunches.

Cost €45 per workshop, payable in cash on the first day. You have access to a kitchen and a dining room. Breakfast and evening meals are self-catering.

 

Accommodation: Single rooms are available at Blanchville House or in one of the two Coach Houses at a very reasonable rate. For photos & more details visit my website. I reserve your room when you book the workshop.

 

Cost: €1080 for all 3 workshops = €360 per workshop, €750 for 2 workshops = €375 per workshop and €390 for one workshop. All art materials, photocopies, and refreshments in the pauses are included in the price.  

 

Booking and payment schedule for Workshops:

 

11-14 October & 14-17th February, 4-7th April 2019

 

Deposits reserve your place(s) in the workshop(s)

 

For 3 workshops the deposit is €540

For 2 workshops the deposit is €375.

For one workshop send €195 deposit.

 

Send your inscription with the deposit to Marie c/o Judith Ashton, Shambala, Thomastown Co Kilkenny.

 

If you prefer you can pay the fees directly into my account, I can send you details of how to do this. Once you have paid your deposit we reserve the right to retain the full fee, except in an emergency or unless someone else takes your place. Priority is given to people booking for more than one workshop.

Advance bookings are necessary & as the groups tend to fill up quickly, don’t wait too long if you want a place.

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.

 

 

Intuitive Painting & Awareness : 16 Day Ongoing

This series of 4 ongoing workshops is designed for people who wish to explore and deepen this inspiring and colourful path of self-nourishment and self-discovery. The focus is on intuitive painting, with teaching on creativity and awareness, meditation/body mindfulness practice, creative writing and group sharing. The daily periods of quiet meditation allow us to connect to our inner world of feeling. During the intuitive painting sessions we express our own images and visions on large sheets of paper using a palette of many bright colours.

 

Intuitive painting as regular practice is an evolving process that brings self-discovery on many levels, emotional, mental & spiritual, depending on what we need. It is always about freeing ourselves from restrictions and thus going deeper into creativity and into life. Intuitive painting ‘art as meditation’ draws us into the present moment and into the stillness that lies beyond thought, busyness and changing circumstances. Besides the inspiration and satisfaction that colourful self-expression brings, this approach increases our means to recognise and nourish stability, peace and joy in our daily lives.

 

These workshops are experiential – as you explore your own creative expression so you will learn through your own and others experience. This will increase your sensitivity and awareness in your work with others. Sharing in a supportive group atmosphere is an invaluable part of the learning experience. No previous art skills are required to attend this workshop

 

I will encourage you to make an illustrated folder with the photographs and creative writing from each workshop.

 

Cost: The total cost of the series is €1440 (€360 for each workshop.)

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.

 

 Booking and payment schedule : for 16 Day Ongoing Workshop

 

Total cost: €1440

Send your inscription with a deposit of €440 to Marie c/o Judith Ashton, Shambala, Thomastown Co Kilkenny. If you prefer you can pay the fees directly into my account. I can send you details of how to do this. Upon receipt of your booking you will receive a letter with practical information and a receipt.Once you have paid your deposit we reserve the right to retain the full fee, except in an emergency or unless someone else takes your place.  

The fees for each workshop are to be paid as follows: