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Interfaith arts and spirituality programming to move into a deeper creative collaboration with the Source within us. The first four sessions will focus on quieting the inner critic. Choose your preferred medium – drawing, painting, or writing – and use materials you already have at home. You will need a computer or smartphone (preferably with webcam and microphone), cleared table space, and creative supplies. Space is limited. Please reach out to email@example.com if you have questions.
Session I, October 6: Breaking Through: Quieting the Inner Critic and Welcoming the Inner Creator (1) Learn how to “Source Paint” or “Source Draw,” noting any creative fears that arise as you work. Through grounding and brainstorming, we will work through some creative fears by imagining how our Inner Creator could respond. There will be an opportunity to share with others. Recommended Supplies: Paper, Pen/Pencil, Drawing or Painting Supplies, Refreshments
Session II, October 13: Breaking Through: Quieting the Inner Critic and Welcoming the Inner Creator (2) In this Inner Critic workshop, we will interview our Inner Critics, learn about the function of Inner Critics, and honor their desires to help us. We will invite our Inner Critics to rest and share with others. Recommended Supplies: Journal/Paper, Pen/Pencil, Drawing or Painting Supplies, Refreshments
Session III, October 20: Breaking Through: Quieting the Inner Critic and Welcoming the Inner Creator (3) In this Inner Critic workshop, we will create a physical home for our Inner Critics, to contain them and invite them to rest. Share with others. Recommended Supplies: Journal/Paper, Pen/Pencil, Drawing, Painting, Collage, and/or Sculptural Supplies, Refreshments
Session IV, October 27: Breaking Through: Quieting the Inner Critic and Welcoming the Inner Creator (4) Reflect on some common creative fears, attempt to create through a creative fear using grounding techniques. There will be time for sharing. Recommended Supplies: Paper, Pen/Pencil, Drawing, Painting, and/or Collaging Supplies, Refreshments
Session V, November 3: Collaborating with the Creator Learn how intuitive and playful art-making eases us into spiritual mystery through painting/drawing and freewriting. Spend time sharing what emerges. Recommended Supplies: Paper (as large as possible), Pen/Pencil, Scissors, Drawing or Painting Supplies, Refreshments
Session VI, November 10: Creative Prayer: Drawing Ourselves & Others in the Light Learn how to sustain a prayer practice with a moving, tactile meditation. Through drawing or painting, we will strengthen our prayer practice of holding others in the Light. There will be time for sharing. Recommended Supplies: Paper, Pen/Pencil, Drawing or Painting Supplies, Refreshments
Session VII, November 17: SHOW-N-TELL This session is meant to highlight our work throughout the program. You are invited to share anything you have made in, for, or inspired by this series. We will celebrate our gratitude for Spirit’s working with us, and for each other. Recommended Supplies: Something creative you made! Paper, Pen/Pencil, Refreshments
Jesse White is the Arts and Spirituality Coordinator at Pendle Hill. She holds a B.A. in Integrative Studies: Creative and Spiritual Process joined with a B.A. in Psychology from Guilford College. Jesse works as an arts educator and art therapist and directs Pigeon Arts, a cathartic art-making and fine art organization in Philadelphia. She is clerk of Frankford Monthly Meeting (PA).