website of Maria Lusitano
Visual Artist, Lecturer
"There is only one question: how to love this world." Mary Oliver
Drawing and the soul
A 7 week course on drawing and the soul.
A weekend Morning 7 week drawing course. We will work with drawing and the journey of the soul using different art materials - dry media, ink and watercolour. The course will help participants free their drawing style, learn to draw mindfully and acquire basic skills in foundational techniques of drawing. Guided heart centred meditations around 7 energetic points in the body will keep your work deeply anchored and held by the soul. We will draw inspiration from poetry, music, ancient texts and other artists, musicians and poets who have explored the soul.
And what is the soul? According to ancient mystical traditions the soul is the 'driver' in the body. It is the vehicle of spirit, breath or atman, the presence which infuses the physical body with life. What happens to our drawings when we relax into that presence and let the drawing happen? What messages are there for you to hear?
Ancient texts and storytelling
This course, will explore the stories and ancient texts (Tao te ching, i ching, alchemical texts and others) that through times and in varied traditions have addressed the soul.
Creating a simple artist book with the drawings done
During the course, you will produce a portfolio of drawings. The artwork produced will be used to assemble an artist book, making a wondertful document of your journey through the workshop. Basic techniques of making an artist book will be taught.
The course will be on Zoom with the possibility for London residents of attending live sessions at my studio
7 Saturday mornings from 10 to 1 PM.
27th of March 2021,
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th April
May 1st and May 8th.
If there are participants interested:
7 Sunday mornings 25th April and
May 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th and 7th and 14th June 2021.
£80 for the course (concessions available).
For more information email me.