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Drawing and Meditative Mindfulness


Current research in neuroscience has demonstrated that meditative mindfulness practice can sharpen perception, creativity, and intuition, as well as increase attention and nonjudgmental awareness. This course for beginners and advanced alike, explores what drawing and mindfulness awareness meditation have in common. Both practices cultivate a state of mind where direct perception and the experience of the present moment are unfiltered by concepts and ideas. Through short exercises in mindfulness awareness practice and guided meditation sessions, students naturally develop the formal skills related to key elements of drawing. As a result, an understanding of composition, contour, gesture, value, mark-making, perspective and color relationships is enhanced through the meditative mind. Each class includes instruction in mindfulness meditation and hands-on exercises in drawing from observation with discussions, demonstrations, and critical analysis. Course also explores a variety of drawing materials and subject matter.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Note-taking materials

Course Details
Course Code: XDWG2000
Meetings: 6
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Drawing
Instructor: Lisa Oxley
Meeting Day(s): Saturday
Meeting Time(s): 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): July 09, 2016  -  August 13, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 18
Meeting Room:
Location: Skirball Cultural Center
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 25276 $235 Add to Cart
17 of 18 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
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