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ART WORKSHOP Symbolism and the Subconscious in Artmaking

Janelle Schneider

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November 26th, 2012 - 01:34 PM

ART WORKSHOP Symbolism and the Subconscious in Artmaking

Learn how to tap in to your own inner mythology using meditation, visualization, and dream journaling. You will be learning about the power of symbolism and the subcon

scious in image making and expression, with a focus on the mandala, using acrylics, collage, and Prismacolor pencils. Some discussion and examples of combining the use of digital with traditional mediums as another element of mixed media also presented. We will be spending about 45 minutes of instruction/discussion and 2 hours of hands on creating per class.

Instructor: Janelle Schneider
4 session class
dates: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, & 10/28
time: 11:00 - 2:00
where: Art Works Downtown, studio 20 in San Rafael
Cost for the 4 sessions is $200 - all materials are included (except for your blank journal book for recording your dreams, as this should be a personal selection.)

Ages 16 and up are welcome.

About the artist:
Janelle Schneider is a mixed media fine artist as well as a digital painter or Surfacing Artist for animated feature films. Janelle has had a life long love of mythology, symbolism, and the role of the subconscious in art and art making. She is influenced by the writings and drawings of Carl Jung and the writings of Joseph Campbell, as well as the works of artists Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe. She's inspired by visions and dreams, indigenous wisdom, and the natural world and its forms. Her use of dreamlike colors, symbolism, sacred geometry, mandalas, and depictions of the divine feminine acknowledges the relationship between light, sound, and matter, and honors the inter-connectedness of All of Life.

Her work with the Mandala is a love affair of the heart. A circle filled with possibility, symbolism, stories,
and healing, the Mandala is a reflection of the Outer within the Inner. Focused intention, invoked in the
sacred space of the Circle, through the use of symbol and color, a mandala is a meditation manifest in
form. Her mandalas can be used as concentration points for meditation practice, or
to bring that vibration into a specific space, and to just be enjoyed as art.

Please email jschneider (at) paintbetty (dot) com to register!

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