Healing the Body: Painting and Meditation

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Healing the Body: Painting and Meditation

SAT MAY 11 | 2-5PM
$25, $20 MEMBERS

Enter a safe, creative space where the walls are plastered top to bottom with paper. Explore the healing process by creating large-scale, abstract/figurative self-portraits that represent the your emotions.  

Create a 72” x 32“ abstract figure portraits and engage in relaxed discussions and meditations on feminist approaches to figuration and tactility in art.  Your instructor, Ashley Dequilla, stimulates person-centered reflection and group conversation by asking participants to discuss their creations throughout the day. At the end of every session, you are photographed in front of your creations. These portraits symbolize a psychic re-connection in consciousness between the body and spirit. 

Ashley D. is an artist, educator, and activist based in Washington DC. Her narrative and abstract paintings explore themes pertaining to her spirituality, political views, and Filipina-American identity, particularly in the way of de-colonization. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, astrology, hip hop dance, and her cat Midnight.

No background knowledge or art-making skills are required. The focus of this workshop is on the process of creative expression rather than end results.

SAT MAY 11 | 2-5pm | $25, $20 MEMBERS

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