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Drawing and Meditative Mindfulness


Current research in neuroscience has demonstrated that meditative mindfulness practice can sharpen perception, creativity, and intuition, as well as increase attention and nonjudgmental awareness. This course for beginners and advanced alike, explores what drawing and mindfulness awareness meditation have in common. Both practices cultivate a state of mind where direct perception and the experience of the present moment are unfiltered by concepts and ideas. Through short exercises in mindfulness awareness practice and guided meditation sessions, students naturally develop the formal skills related to key elements of drawing. As a result, an understanding of composition, contour, gesture, value, mark-making, perspective and color relationships is enhanced through the meditative mind. Each class includes instruction in mindfulness meditation and hands-on exercises in drawing from observation with discussions, demonstrations, and critical analysis. Course also explores a variety of drawing materials and subject matter.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Note-taking materials

Course Details
Course Code: XDWG2000
Meetings: 9
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Drawing
Instructor: Lisa Oxley
Meeting Day(s): Monday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 08, 2014  -  November 10, 2014
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 18
Meeting Room:
Location: Mid Wilshire Studio
6124 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35418 $395 Add to Cart
Certificate 35419 $430 Add to Cart
Credit 35420 $1250 Add to Cart
18 of 18 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $395 or more (ends at Open House).
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