Drawing & Meditation Workshop Series with Katie Sollohub

$222.00

4-part drawing and meditation workshop by award winning artist and mindfulness expert Katie Sollohub, each exclusive class leads attendees through a series of meditation and drawing exercises, giving them the opportunity to connect with their mind and body through art.

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from Katie Sollohub:

These Drawing and Meditation workshops combine my love of drawing with my personal practice of meditation. You don’t need any experience, or any special equipment. A pen or pencil and a scrap of paper would be enough, along with an open heart, an open mind, and a willingness to play.

I have made this series of workshops specifically for anyone who could benefit from some time to sit, feel, and contemplate the world. Especially anyone whose work involves physical movement and touch.  Here is a time just for you, to relish, and really connect with your own body in a mindful, meditative and creative way. Use them as you would a meditation class, to unwind after a hard day’s work, during a lunch break, or to start the day with something fresh.

If you are a nurse or healthcare practitioner, you are probably already acutely aware of how mental and physical health are intrinsically intertwined. By embracing the whole person who is giving or receiving care, Dr Jean Watson’s philosophy of Caring Science has already improved patient care and reduced staff burnout in hospitals worldwide.

Working in collaboration with Watson’s principles, I have crafted exclusive creative workshops to guide attendees through a series of meditation and drawing exercises.

Merging art and science, the workshops allow medical professionals, patients and anyone else wishing to experience the benefits of art therapy to tap into their creative potential.

Open to any and every one, the new drawing and mediation classes require no pre-existing artistic or mindfulness experience. Producing high quality artwork is far from the classes’ primary goal. Instead, they are a means to utilize creative energy, dedicate time to self-care and to simply engage with your own physicality. For those of you are working with your bodies and for whom touch is very important, the classes could open doors for you to think about touch in a new way. Attendees will be taught to foster internal coping mechanisms, reduce stress and externalize feelings on paper, thereby making the sessions excellent for individuals or groups suffering with PTSD.

If you have ever watched children scribbling on a piece of paper with rapt attention, you will recognize that sense of wonder they have, maybe you remember it too, that this crayon in their hand can leave such a magical, exciting mark on the page. So grab a pencil and unleash your inner child!

The workshops are available for download for $222.00 on Vimeo. Unlike other live workshops, you will be able to attend the pre-filmed classes at a time that works for you, and repeat the exercises as often as you would like. Workshops range from 45 minutes to an hour.

Join me in my personal studio as I guide you through a series of simple mindfulness and drawing exercises. Each session is firstly grounded by a meditation, allowing you to engage with your sense of touch, connect your body with the earth and facilitate mental peace before even picking up the pencil. Each subsequent drawing exercise explores different subjects, allowing you to investigate new artistic materials. By playfully experimenting with the process of mark-making, attendees can spend time connecting with their subjects and re-learning what it means to ‘draw’.

If you’re interested in learning more about the healing modalities that Caring Science is based upon, The Watson Caring Institute’s free Caritas Healing Connections zoom call may be just the place. Held every third Saturday, the calls are a safe space for the Caring Science community to discuss approaches and connect with one another.