Crows & Omens

POETRY AT THE PO with Miriam Dunn & Julia Heimer Dadds Beebe

TUESDAY, 11 JULY, 2017 at 8PM

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Miriam Dunn has been published in numerous anthologies and online literary journals and released her debut solo collection of poetry, ”Who Will Love the Crow’, with Winter Goose Publishing in 2016. Miriam grew up on the pristine shorelines of Cape Breton Island on Canada’s east coast where she is a teacher, writer, hat-maker, mother, and dabbler in the visual arts.

 

 

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From Away - Full Bore Mystic at the Minas Basin   (book back cover)

From Away – Full Bore Mystic at the Minas Basin
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Julia Heimer Dadds Beebe  With Dr. Seuss as a strong influence, Julia Heimer Dadds Beebe started writing poetry around age 8. Inspired by Continue reading

Meditative Collage – June 20 & 21 !

Julia Heimer Dadds is a Nonesuch Artist in Residence for the month of June. Please join her for some Mediative Collage.Julia HD _Collage

 

A 2-Day Meditative Collage Workshop

WHEN:  Saturday June 20th and Sunday June 21st from 2 – 5 pm each day

WHERE: Main & Station Second Floor, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0

INSTRUCTOR: Julia Heimer Dadds

“One of the many gifts of the art is the state of mind we reach as we do it. A stone sculptor friend calls it “art-ing” and the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi call it a “state of flow.” This occurs when we become completely absorbed into a task.” 

This workshop allows participants to set aside the worry about “craft” and “talent” that occurs around working “from scratch” by using collage methods—cutting up and creating new compositions from already existing imagery. There is room for drawing, painting and even sculpting, if participants wish to do so. However, the emphasis is unique for this artform with the focus on juxtaposition, accident, combinations, serendipity. 

The overall objective of this workshop is to increase the presence of artistic contemplation in the lives of the participants. This, in turn, can encourage new insights, growth, peace, and energy. The facilitator provides the environment, guidance and materials that will encourage participants to reach a state of flow in creating meaningful art objects. Participants learn the value of “centering” and setting intention, of reflection both individually and socially, and of closure and open-ended “conclusions.”  The process blends curricular learning theory, psychoanalytic theory, arts-based research approaches and meditation traditions.

30 years of social work, organizational leadership, educational scholarship and teaching inform Julia’s mature creative “madness.”  To wit, it is grand to explore—no holds barred—the creative edges but when working with others there is a responsibility to make this process safe and encouraging. There is also a responsibility to have a process that challenges the participant to grow and explore.  This growth and exploration is especially full of juicy joy and deep, gentle insights if it affects the participant both individually and socially. Julia’s doctoral study (PhD in Curriculum Studies) focuses on arts-based learning and research working with social, professional and psychological identities.

This is an activity that Julia has done with children and adults of all genders. It is especially fun for people who have done a bit of collaging or other art before.  It can be astounding for people who love beauty but never saw themselves as “artists.

SCHEDULE

This workshop takes place over 2 days. Each day is 3 hours long.

Cost/Participant – $65.00 + tax = 74.75

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, VISIT THE WORKSHOP PAGE HERE…http://hmsnonesuch.com/workshops-seminars-conferences/learn/all-mixed-up/