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Meditation & Drawing -The Artist's Lair

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.Chicago, United States

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Experience hosted by Colette Wright

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Join artist Colette Wright Adams in a gentle, mindful meditation before creating your own handmade book filled with representational drawings.
Colette will guide us through a simple breathing practice for about 5 minutes before you begin your drawing "assignments". You will have guidance from Colette in what to look for as visual material to be used when we settle in to create our own illustrated folded book. The creative prompts (guidance) for drawing accommodate both novice and expert levels of skill.
Colette enjoys creating relaxed approaches to representational drawing. Helping you to "see" and make choices as artists.
In the past themes for drawings have been "Leaves", "Tools" and "Household objects"
We will be sitting on the ground or in benches at the Garfiled park Conservatory
We will meet at the entrance (side due to restricions) Face mask required.
90 mins in the conservatory out door areas only
Join artist Colette Wright Adams in a gentle, mindful meditation before creating your own handmade book filled with representational drawings.
Colette will guide us through a simple breathing practice for about 5 minutes before you begin your drawing "assignments". You will have guidance from Colette in what to look for as visual material to be used when we settle in to create our own illustrated folded book. The creative prompts (guida…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Card stock paper & bone folders (creasing paper to fold)
    colored penci...
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Meet your host, Colette Wright

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 4 Reviews
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I've been a professional visual artist for 35 years+ with a BFA from University of Michigan and a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). I am the founder, director and lead curator of the Uptown Arts Center (www.uptownartscenter.org) I'm also a long time student of meditation and New Thought philosophy. In addition, I've made my living and supported my family by working as a real estate broker. Ha, ha, happy to talk real estate too! I love exploring ways to engage people in drawing and socializing that is all about process and not product.
I've been a professional visual artist for 35 years+ with a BFA from University of Michigan and a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). I am the founder, director and lead curator of the Uptown Arts Center (www.uptownartscenter.org) I'm also a long time student of meditation and New Thought philosophy. In addition, I've made my living and supported my family by working as a real estate broker. Ha, ha, happy to talk real estate too! I love exploring ways to engage people…
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Where you'll be

The Artist's Lair will gather again at the Garfield Park Conservatory (exterior side entrance due to Covid). We are scheduled for a 90 min visit and will be outdoors the whole time. We will be sitting on the ground or nearby benches. I'll meet you at the entrance which is on the south side of the main building. Free parking in the lot and steps from the Conservatory stop on the Green line CTA

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Aisha
September 2020
If you are an artist (at any level) or a lover of art semi to the artist’s experience - I urge you to participate in Collete’s next meditation and drawing event... you will find both a new friend and a genuinely interested artist who cares about her work and her art! I am sure another one of my journeys of friendships and laughter have just begun....
If you are an artist (at any level) or a lover of art semi to the artist’s experience - I urge you to participate in Collete’s next meditation and drawing event... you will find bo…
Eva
November 2019
Realy nice expirience and a good idea from Colette to combine drawing with showing people the conservatory. I think its especially great that the activity is not downtown but in the beautiful botanical garden thereby showing people something away from the typical tourist things.
Realy nice expirience and a good idea from Colette to combine drawing with showing people the conservatory. I think its especially great that the activity is not downtown but in th…
David
January 2020
My wife and I really enjoyed the art experience and would definitely do it again!
Vaishali
November 2019
I had a great time. Enjoyed creating folded book from sheet of paper and drawing in a beautiful setting under Colette’s guidance.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Please bring your smart phone, we will be using the camera
Public Rest rooms are not open at this time

What to bring

bring your smart phone, you will use the camera feature. Public rest rooms are not open