Art & Spirit
Art & Spirit
“Art is not documentary. It may incidentally serve that function in its own way, but its true effort is to open to us dimensions of the spirit and of the self that normally are smothered under the weight of living.” – Jeanette Winterson
What is art? In some cultures there is no word for art, though those cultures are rich with elements we have come to think of as art – music, dance, painting, pottery. In our contemporary culture, we view art and the artist as something that can only be achieved by a few, rather than something inherent within us all. In this workshop, students will explore their relationship to “art” and the deeper aspects of what drives them to create. They will also be given tools to address any blocks they have to living an artful life. This workshop is for professionals and non-professionals interested in healing their relationship to art, deepening the connection to their work, or expanding their ability to manifest their creative vision.
Laura Chandler is a writer, poet, and award-winning songwriter. She has worked in publishing, music and video production, as well as alternative therapy. Laura is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream (in Berkeley, CA) and is lead teacher for many of its classes. She co-wrote the acclaimed book, Coming to Peace with Isa Gucciardi, has published numerous articles, and her music has appeared in film and television. Laura has an active consulting practice in San Francisco.
This workshop will:
• Deepen your connection to your creative power
• Help you gain greater understanding of your work in the world
• Help you manifest what you are drawn to create
• Help you heal your connection to your creativity
• Address blocks to your creativity
• Empower you to step confidently into your unique creative vision
Workshop Format: This is offered both as an in-person course and as a Distance Learning course.