Meditation Drawing and Field Trip in Nature.
“If you can be happy with what you have produced and don’t expect anything more”
Multitudes of people paint, but few can draw, and far fewer still can see a drawing… The rare ones who do not look at a drawing as a thing but see it for what it is, a process, a happening...
"The meaning of life is to see. It is the flash of realization of not-two-ness, that is both the center and the endpoint of our human experience. – Frederick Franck.
The point of this activity is not to make a “design”.
The drawing will appear or it will not, there is no guarantee. It doesn’t intend either to impress, to charm, to please or to shock. It hopes to communicate something.
‘’Walking through art galleries I can’t help distinguishing art from kitsch. What is calculated to please, to sell, however technically admirable, is kitsch to me’’ - Frederick Franck.
Frederick believes that art arises from the deepest recesses of one’s being. It may be quite unacceptable.
Van Gogh’s was unacceptable to his contemporaries. He sold one painting in his life – for twenty-five guilders – but one look at a Van Gogh and you know it is authentic. You know it came from his core.
10:00 - 10:20 Welcome and gather all the people (tea coffee) make friends
10:20 - 10:40 Slideshow explaining the theme of meditative drawing process + artist introduction/background.
10:50 - 11:00 Q&A session for the artist.
11:00 - 11:15 Walk to the garden. Explain there will be a 15 minute free walking around time in the garden to explore and to choose the area of garden they like best for one of the activities planned for later on.
11:15 - 11:50 Meditative session begins in an area chosen by the artist for a group session.
11:15- 11:20 Gather everyone in one spot. Explain the chosen spot for a group session and walk there together. Once arrived at the spot explain the meditative process once more before drawing beings.
11:20 - 11:50 Activity time: 10 Minute of meditation looking at their chosen inspiration. After 10 minute chimes, they will have 5- 10 minutes to draw their image (or however long they need). We will repeat this activity once more.
11: 50 - 12:30 Walk back to gallery space. Sit in a circle and discuss the process and each other's work and how everyone is feeling. Thank yous and goodbye.
12: 30 - 13:00 Free time talk with each other.