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Mindful Drum & Paint @ North Sydney

Sun 4 June 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm AEST

Mindful Drum & Paint – 3hr Class @ North Sydney

Sip tea and paint The Buddha. Relax and unwind with each stroke as we create a mindful, meditative-themed painting together. We start with a guided drum meditation on a shamanic drum. We then journey into your creativity, connecting to the inner muse. We use acrylic paint to infuse your artistic flavour onto a large canvas. Under the guidance & direction of studio artist Salama Salem originally from Medicine Woman Drumming and now Medicine Woman Art. Painting is interspaced with meditative and mindfulness practices.

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing your attention into the present moment without judgment or evaluation. Meditation helps to develop this skill. It has roots in the Buddhist & Hindu traditions of Sati “to remember to observe.”  It is based on meditation techniques found in Vipassana, Tibetan and Zen meditation. We combine this with mindfulness of breathing Anapanasati and explore techniques used in mindfulness-based art therapy which have been proven to decrease stress levels and significantly improve wellbeing.

Through the lens of “art as therapy” we focus on the creation process of the art and observe what comes up during this process. Although people come for relaxation and fun when they engage in art, I have often observed the inner critic come up for people whilst their artwork unfolds “I can’t do this!” Yes, you can. This is a supportive, safe space to create and just witness your own process as you allow your creativity to unfold. I am not an Art Therapist, I’m a teacher who really enjoys making and creating art and music and showing others the way, they can too.

No experience is necessary. Be surprised by what you create in a short amount of timelessness. All materials provided.


Medicine Woman Art was birthed out of Australian & worldwide Covid lockdowns 2020-2021. During lockdowns I completed a Diploma in Traditional Healing (Shamanism). When things opened up I had a career change from 20 years in tourism and got a job as a studio artist teaching people from all walks of life to paint. Although not formally trained in art I have completed several short art courses at a variety of community colleges, just like this one. By infusing the shamanic principles I’ve learnt into my art “Medicine Woman Art, Crafting a Vision Forward” aims to create a safe space where people can come together and integrate mindfulness into their art & craft practice, even if just for a few hours. MedicineWomanArt.com.au

Classes are held in North Sydney Community Centre located in between Stanton Library & North Sydney Council. There is plenty of free parking in the council car park or on Miller St. There is paid parking in Ridge Street car park. The closest bus stops are a 5-10 min walk away on Miller St.

3hr Workshop = $125

Book via website link below

(link pending to be updated April 2023 or check NSCC website in Venue details below).

Venue

North Sydney Community Centre
220 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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Phone
+61 2 9922 2299
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