Collage/Mixed Media Toggle

Sacred Play

Instructor: Misty Mawn and Katie Kendrick

“The paint peels and cracks, the pot breaks, but the realm out of which it comes continues to reveal itself in more works of art and craft”. M. C. Richards

In this 3 day workshop, our collective intention is to explore this creative realm and discover the myriad ways it reveals itself to us. We will lead you on various “adventures” designed to enhance your imagination, relax your body, and help you access the expansive, sometimes elusive YOU.

Activities include (but are not limited to) various painting projects – both individual and collaborative, nature art/walks, yoga, visual “journeying”, performance art and sacred ceremony.

About the Instructors

Katie Kendrick lives along the banks of the Tahuya River in western Washington, surrounded by the Tahuya State Forest. The peaceful beauty of the nature that surrounds her is a constant source of creative inspiration and nourishment for her soul. She finds art making to be one of the most powerful ways to connect with her innermost essence while at the same time discovering her authentic voice. She appreciates the aspect of “beginner mind” that the act of painting invites, and the constant discoveries inherent in experimental and intuitive creative expression. Katie recently authored her first book with North Light Press entitled Layered Impressions; A Poetic Approach to Mixed-Media Painting, due to be released in January of 2012.

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Misty Mawn is a down to earth mixed media artist living amongst the Blue Ridge mountains of rural Virginia.  She has had a strong passion to create art ever since she can remember, a passion that continues to bless her life with purposeful work and fulfilling adventures. When not in the studio she can be found amusing (rather being amused) by her two ever growing children, cooking up come creative concoction in the kitchen, or strolling the back trails with camera in hand. She studied studio art at Moravian College, started a pottery business, and has since retired from clay to focus on painting and teaching mixed media art.

  • Visit Misty’s blog.
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Studio and Material Fee

Material fee covers supplies used for the "adventures" we'll be leading you in (it's a surprise so we can't say more) and miscellaneous studio supplies.

Student Supplies

Students should bring the following supplies:

  • Acrylic paints
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Drawing Paper
  • Your visual journal
  • Variety of Brushes
  • Gel medium reg or soft
  • scissors
  • pencils, pens, eraser
  • Collage Material 
  • Masking Tape 
  • Premium paper clay 
  • a few small items for shrine and gifting
  • 1 0r 2 small candles
  • comfy clothing for yoga and journeying

Optional Supplies

Anything you feel drawn to bring at the last minute...