Play with Paint 2013 with Lindena Robb
Third Saturday of the month from 1 – 5pm
Join in creative community, led by Lindena Robb, on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm in the Epping Uniting Church Hall, corner of Chester & Oxford Streets, Epping. Cost is $55 for each workshop, including all materials and afternoon tea. Just bring an apron or painting shirt and an art book. Bookings are essential by the Thursday before each workshop. Email playwithpaint2012[at]gmail.com or phone Sharon on 0409 916 548. In February, phone the church office on 9869 2737 as that mobile number will be unavailable.
HOPE - 16th February
Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all - Emily Dickinson.
We will begin awareness of ourselves in the moment through painting. We follow this with a painting meditation on love and hope. From here we will paint, wrap and decorate a stick with messages of love, hope, and blessings. You will end up with a glorious 3 dimensional artefact which contains prayers and messages of hope.
FORGIVENESS - 16th March
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it - Mark Twain.
In this class the peace that forgiveness offers will be our focus, whilst Mandalas will be the art form we use to bring harmony. Creating a mandala on coloured paper, with gorgeous metallic paints or chalk pastels, or even collage, is a pleasing process, which needs no drawing skills.
CHANGE - 20th April
Change is eternal and perpetual, but how do we deal with it? Sorrow – travelling through change –letting go – stepping into potential. We will reflect on all the ways change comes upon us, and use the ever changing process of painting in a group as a playful way to exploring new responses. No experience necessary. Just a willingness to have a go.
EXPLORING MYSTERY - 18th May
Through a simple collage process, you will end up with a number of beautiful soul cards to contemplate at the end of the day. Allowing intuition, creativity and choice, a story will be revealed once the cards are made with powerful cut out images. We will explore the ancient metaphysical system of the Chakras and use this as inspiration for creating our soul cards
LOVING KINDNESS - 15th June
An afternoon to fill the room with loving kindness, whilst we create images of peace and love. I will offer you an art process of reflecting on your body as a way to bring loving kindness into the physical, followed by a beautiful process of giving loving kindness to others. You may collage or paint or draw, whatever takes your fancy. A warm hearted experience.
For more information visit Arts in Action page at www.chesterstreet.org.au or email playwithpaint2012[at]gmail.com or phone 9869 1327 and leave a message.
- Creating art together in a community becomes a practice of trust, receptivity, and compassionate relationship.
- Art making is a dynamic process, exploring the balance between expression and containment, process and product, spontaneity anddiscipline.
- Art is an expressive language without words.
Lindena Robb is a visual artist and teacher of creative and performing arts. Many of her students have called her the "teacher of freedom". She inspires her students with gentle guidance, encouragement and humour.
Each day will include a reading, a creative process, reflection, and sharing.
Please bring a painting shirt and an A4 visual diary.
Venue: Epping Uniting Church Hall, corner Chester & Oxford Sts, Epping (at the roundabout)
Cost: just $55 for each workshop, including all materials and afternoon tea.
Bookings are essential: email playwithpaint2012[at]gmail.com or phone 9869 1327 and leave a message.