Meditative drawing (or drawing meditation) is a visual technique for training attention and awareness, putting the mind in a calm and stable state, and exercising your creative muscle. There are many different types of meditative mark making processes but in this course we will explore simple marks with a variety of materials. This is as much explorative, quiet play as it is meditative practice. Mark making is simply that. Making marks with different materials, exploring, experimenting and playing with them. In this course we'll focus on mark making with pens, pencils, charcoal, markers, paint pens, oil pastels, crayons anything you have around your house or want to explore.
You will experience the ritual of meditative mark making designed by Jessica, engaging in specific breathwork, practice and contemplative reflections. Take yourself deeper. This course is more than just making dashes and dots.
You will need:
Watercolor paper, water, a large flat brush, a medium round brush or fillable water brush, pan watercolors and an ink pen, fine tip Sharpie, markers, gel pens OR paint pen. Anything to make marks with... this can include charcoals, pastels, crayons, colored pencils, etc as well. If you choose to use canvases, that is fine as well.
All proceeds from all our courses go to fund free coaching and counseling for those in need and hygiene/warm kits for the homeless in the Kansas City area.
You will need the following (note the only truly required material is paper and something to drawing with):
- paper or canvas- starting on small pieces the size of an artist trading card is recommended for beginners with limited to no art experience. It's less over whelming. But your paper can be as large as you want it to be. It can be a simple as copy paper from your printer or more fancy as a Zentangle tile or mixed media paper. If you have one or want to splurge having an art sketch journal would be helpful. I keep my mark making in a small watercolor field journal. If you use watercolor paper, make sure it's hot press. Cold press destroys the tip on micron pens. Paper weight anything from 50-140 lb. Newsprint would not be advisable.
- found objects such as twigs, business cards, plastic forks, netting from vegetables, lids, prescription bottles, bubble wrap, straws, cooking utensils, foliage, buttons, anything that could make a mark if you want to explore making marks in the exercises with paint.
- something to draw with pens, microns, markers, colored pencils, paint pens, etc.
- an open mind
- a quiet space
- any kind of watercolor set with brush and a cup of water or a water fillable brush or high flow acrylics (you can use watered down acrylics if you'd like).
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!
What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?
Due to the digital nature of the course there are no refunds.
I still have a question, how can I contact you?
I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at email@example.com.