SoulCollage®; Honoring Our Archetypes Playshop
Kick off the New Year, Sunday Jan. 1st, 1-3pm, in the first of 10 SoulCollage® Playshops; Honoring our Archetypes. Join Beth Hopwood, certified SoulCollage® facilitator, and Topaz Weis, as they guide you in crafting SoulCollage® cards to honor the archetypes that are guiding your life story.
Archetypes are the encompassing, reoccurring roles that shape and define human experience, yet they are personal to each of us. Carl Jung suggests archetypes comprise psychological patterns derived from historical roles and events in life, such as the Mother, Child, Trickster, and Servant. Creating cards around our 12 archetypes will help us to discover how these powerful “personalities” influence all aspects of our journey (psychological, spiritual, financial, career, relationships, and creativity.) So much wisdom can be gained to enrich our lives and enlighten our journey.
These events will be held at Expressive Arts Burlington, 200 Main St., #9 Burlington, (next to Mirabelles.) We will kick off the class on New Years Day, January 1, from 1 – 3 pm but all following sessions will meet from 10am – Noon. Reserve your space by emailing Topaz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for all 10, 5 or one at a time. Registration required. Early registration secures your spot as space is limited.
No previous art experience necessary.
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, (with the exception of Jan. 1 which meets 1-3pm!)
Punch cards are available for the full series of 10 classes for $200, 5 classes for $150 or drop-in single rate of $35. All materials provided.
Dance, Paint, Write – Meet-Up Sessions
Start your day with a body/mind/spirit unifying experience. Join us every Thursday for Dance, Paint, Write. We start each session gently walking, claiming the space for our own as the music plays. Each participant is encouraged to listen deeply to impulses in the body that call out to be moved or find a place of stillness. Within moments we are all following signals from our bodies that lead us into a self directed personal dance. After 20 minutes we shift our expressive modality to painting. Encouraged not to plan or think about what we will create on the paper, we listen to the impulses and inspirations that come from within and allow the colors on our paintbrushes to dance. The process then continues with 20 minutes of journaling. Each session concludes in a safe, supportive circle where we share our reflections. Some want to share their writing, and talk about their painting, others prefer to be silent. It’s entirely up to you what you choose to share. Please join us for one or all sessions of this deeply satisfying practice. Appropriate for complete beginners and movers, artists and writers of all skill levels. First session is Free! Open to Adults and teens.
Every Thursday morning 10 – noon, $20 suggested donation includes all materials. Please check the calendar here.
Come and Create with us! Bring in your favorite materials to work on a project of your own or start something new with studio materials. Use the studio to hang out and get inspired, meet new friends and make art in a creative community setting. Many materials available.
Mondays, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 2:30 p.m. Please check the calendar here.
Suggested donation: $15. We gratefully accept donations for supplies and encourage you to pay generously according to your means.
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Women and Girls Wisdom Circle
Where in our culture is there a safe space for women and girls to circle together, speaking their hearts and experiencing the magic and support of Sisterhood? In a society that revels in ‘mean girl’ culture, and in light of the blatant misogyny that has been recently expressed in the political arena, we must find ways to model women surrounding each other with positivity and support. Join us for this free monthly gathering of girls (aged mature 7+) and women as we honor ourselves and each other in a safe and confidential sharing circle.
Come the 3rd Friday of each month to celebrate yourselves as daughters, mothers and sisters. We will create sacred space, take a guided journey to the Old Wise One, draw the images we bring back and share our stories. There will be song and dance, laughter and a deep knowing that we are united in community no matter where we are. This circle in no way conforms to the rules or standards of any official religion or spiritual practice. All women and girls who can listen quietly and respectfully until it is their turn to speak are welcome. Young girls, under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. We welcome mothers and daughters, college students, retired women, and working women. Anyone one who identifies themselves as a woman is welcome and encouraged to attend.