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Contemplative Practices in Art

July 17

In person workshop
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
July 17-22, 2022

Develop an expansive view of what art making can be and gain a deeper understanding of creativity during this weeklong retreat for artists and non-artists alike.
Guided by multimedia artists Lisa Pressman and Susan Stover, we focus on repetitive processes in art making that are meditative and contemplative such as mark-making, drawing, stitching, bundling, collecting, and site-specific installations in nature.
We utilize the campus as a source of inspiration by taking walks, collecting, and drawing outside. Some of the activities on campus include:
Drawing to music
Creating temporary art in nature
Using alternative mark-making methods on paper and fabric such as burning, smoking and more.
The workshop will focus on the process of creating and include discussions about incorporating ritual into art practices and the introspective qualities of repetitive labor. For inspiration, we look at historical and contemporary artists that use these methods in their work.

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