Workshops in Ireland 2017-18

23rd-26th February 2017  Fully booked !

This workshop is  designed to create a setting to explore the Self through Intuitive Painting and awareness . Our focus is to discover through awareness and free self -expression a means to unfold steps towards healing, resolution and change and find inspiration within- this leads to a gradual development of a natural way of painting based directly on intuition. We will support the creative work with periods of teaching on creativity, time for meditation and body mindfulness practices, creative writing, dream analysis and in depth discussions about the healing  and spiritual dimensions of the creative process. 

Intuitive Painting & Awareness : 16 Day Ongoing

28th September- 1st October, 23-26th November

22nd-25th February & 19th-22nd April 2018

 (Closing date for booking is 1st July)

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

Book by 1st July at latest )

 28th September -1st October  and  23rd -26th November 2017

22nd -26th February and 19th -22nd April 2018

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:

 Workshop A €360 by 28th August

Workshop B €360 by 23rd October

Workshop C €280 by 22nd January

The initial deposit pays for the last workshop.

  

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.