Art can wake us up from the dream we normally live in. Art can shock us into the present moment. When we fully immerse ourselves in a creative project we activate a different part of our brain. We tune out the left brain (the logical, rational side) and allow the right brain (the artist within) to shine through.
Join watercolor artist and teacher, Chris Blevins, for an evening of mindfulness through art. Once class begins, we’ll settle into quiet. You’ll be encouraged to pay attention to your respective projects and just let it flow. At first this may seem like work, but after a few minutes of actually paying attention—to the texture of the paper, the feel of the brush in hand, the smells, the sounds---something may shift. The room may fall away and it will be just you and your paintbrush. You may lose track of time and your surroundings. The time may fly by and there may be no thoughts apart from what’s happening in the present…an exercise in mindfulness.
No art or painting experience necessary. Really. J