Angels in the Dark: Meet Your Inner Healer with Meditation and Paint!
Art by George Herrick
A Live, Virtual Workshop with George Herrick
October 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2020, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (each night, EDT) $110.00
"When I learned I had a fast-growing Cancer, I was, of course scared, confused and angry. I was in good hands with a great medical team, so as an artist, I felt the best way to assist in my own healing was to express the Cancer and release it with paint! As I did, I unexpectedly started painting abstract angels – the inner healers helping me get well. I called them my ‘Angels in the Dark.’ I began to understand that painting my personal experience of the healing process helped me: release my fears, express my anger, attend to my grief and release all the feelings and thoughts that would otherwise keep me up at night.
Since then, I have painted “Angels in the Dark” to help me deal with other stressors and worries, for example, COVID-19."
In this “Angels in the Dark” workshop, you will meet one of your “angels,” and learn how to easily paint it, even if you have never picked up a brush before. You may begin to feel how exciting it is to express both what scares you and sets you free! You will have ample time to paint on your own, while being supported by George and a small group of participants. The program will include input, reflection, hands-on painting practice, silence and sharing (if you are so inclined).
Upon registering, you will receive this art supply list as suggested by George. The workshop will take place via Zoom video conferencing. You do not need a Zoom subscription to participate. It is free and downloadable at https://zoom.us/.
George's Recommendations for Art Supplies:
CANVAS: I will be using a canvas panel 14"x18" canvas panel (cost, $5.09 at Blick). You can use a smaller size, but I recommend at least 11"x14".
BRUSHES: I usually use Artist’s Loft brand, which come in sets and are very inexpensive ($15 or less). They come in flat-tipped or round-tipped. I almost always use round-tipped. You can get any brushes you wish, but have at least one large brush for acrylics (#10 or #12), one medium (#6 or #8) and one small/fine (#2).
PAINTS: I prefer Golden brand, but they are expensive. Blick paint is very affordable and easy to work with. I recommend getting the 4 ounce tube size of AT LEAST the following colors – get other colors too, if you wish, but you will need these at a minimum (Blick 4 ounce tubes are $3.43 each):
• Cadmium Yellow Medium
• Cadmium Red medium
• Cobalt Blue
• Ivory Black
• Titanium White
PALETTE: To mix the paints, (I use an old baking pan, but any flat surface with a rim will do. The rim is necessary so wet paint does not flow off the palette onto your table), a GLASS or other container to hold water, and a RAG or paper towels.
Total cost of supplies will run $35-40, more if you add more or higher quality paint colors and brushes.”
George Herrick is an artist, life coach, author and shamanic practitioner who loves life, creative expression and laughter. He is passionate about celebrating the creative spark in all of us. He is committed to helping people heal and transform through authentic, creative self-expression. George’s art is inspired by life’s color and textures as well as the beauty of nature and of the human spirit. These also inspire his creative education programs, retreats and workshops. www.georgeherrick.com
|Dates:||10/12/2020 to 10/16/2020|
Monday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM