for the Artist
HORSE AND MULE
Deepen your art practice through contact with the ancient wisdom of the equine
"Participating in this workshop was the best thing I did for my artistic practice this year. I believe its effectiveness lies in the fact that the lessons taken impact the artist on a deep level, beneath the technical level of one’s practice. It’s not as simple as finding the one to one comparison between each activity in horsemanship and one’s painting or drawing; rather one is encouraged to engage with the world differently in a venue of art completely unfamiliar to the everyday practice of painting or drawing. Working with these animals forces the artist to engage reality directly and most likely in an unfamiliar way. The effect is both humbling and empowering.
In addition, I cannot say enough good things about the people behind this workshop. In order to get the most out of an experience like this, one needs to be able to give oneself over completely to the experience and trust that there will be growth and revelations on the other side and throughout. Maureen, Chase, and Hilary truly make that process possible for anyone through their kindness, honesty, and competence. "
April 2021 Workshop
Learn to communicate with and understand the animals that are always there to serve us. You'll be amazed at the life lessons these horses have to teach us. Tune in to nature, tune in to your self. Exercises in mindfulness, self awareness, and presence. Expand yourself!
See how theories presented in natural horsemanship can play in to how you handle your pencil, how you compose your page and how you approach creating in the first place.
Discover mindfulness in the practice of horsemanship and its relation to one’s life and creative practice.
Dive in to rich conversations with the group about experiences, drawing ideas from thoughtfully selected texts.
These conversations offer concrete take-aways that you can apply in your creative practice.
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