Jef Saunders, with students, summer 2017
Opportunity Through Crisis -- a Biography Seminar
Revisiting biographical turning points and approaching these in a creative way will teach us new ways to respond in future challenging life situations. During this cycle of Saturday seminars you will work with pastel drawings, creative writing and group sharing. All of this will be bound into a book, your ‘Book of Life’.
Winter term: April 12, 28, May 5, 12, 26
Theme this winter: The Crisis in Biography, creating your 'Book of Life'
Times: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 901 Rutherford Road
Cost: $ 480, includes HST and art materials per term
Facilitator: Beth Currie
Contact Beth Currie to register at 905 737 2193 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Your Artist - Change the World
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
For many years Regine Kurek has offered art and biography courses as two separate streams. This new course is based in a deeper fusion of the Arscura - Art for Life and Life as Art programs and offers a new metamorphic journey and inquiry into arts based learning and inner development. In addition it is a skills training in contemporary art and mixed media. Regine is happy to invite previous Arscura graduates who are interested to return to this offering as a further step on the path of the artist in you! As well, she equally welcomes anyone with or without a formal art background! We all will learn and benefit from each other on this path! In the past year Regine has had the privilege to take part in an intensive art immersion herself and has since then developed this new program. She regards this as a further step on her own life long quest for the ‘Mission of Art’ in the world.
Join and see for yourself! Give yourself the gift of an art practice that will ‘turn you inside out’ as we will walk into the darkest days of the year together and for seven weeks explore drawing, painting and taking time for a deeper look at Biography and what calls us to be artists! This intensive process will then lead into an active pause over the ‘Twelve Holy Nights’ of mid-winter. We will begin again in the New Year for another seven weeks during which each participant works on a self-chosen theme and develops a body of work arising from the first term and the pause. This ‘pause’ will act as a Void out of which new inspiration is born. All this will culminate in an art show in our final week in March 2018. There might also be an additional gathering around New Year if we so choose.
It is the intention to make this course as open and accessible as possible! Therefore, it will be possible to sign up for any of the days separately. Needless to say it is the most desirable to experience the synthesis of all parts, but any single part will be rewarding!
Learning to see and interpret ‘what is out there’. How is what I see a window to a wider ‘seeing’? Exploring graphic media.
Art around reflective practise of our biography. Contemplative session with Jonah Evans. How can we recognise and truly enter this ‘dying and becoming’ out of which true creativity is born? What is the connection in this to the ‘Christ impulse’? Why can this connection be important in our time and why for the ‘mission’ of the artist? Regine believes, these are questions worthy to be explored. One does not have to call oneself a ‘Christian’ in the denominational definition! This is a much bigger journey!
Developing a personal language and practise of art as a contemporary artist. Mixed media.
Wednesday October 25, 2017 – Friday December 8, 2017
Wednesday January 10, 2018 – Friday February 23, 2018
Set up and open house/art show Wednesday February 28 to Friday March 2, 2018. The show may be up until Sunday March 4, 2018 if we so choose.
Times: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: 901 Rutherford Road, Vaughan Ontario (Toronto’s north end)
::::::::::::: Early bird if paid by August 15, 2017 :::::::::::::
One-day per week: $450 for seven weeks, after August 15, 2017 $500 plus HST
Two-days per week: $900 for seven weeks, after August 15, 2017 $1000 plus HST
Complete three-day program: $1200 for seven weeks, after August 15, 2017 $1500 plus HST
Entire program, both fall and winter terms: $2200, after August 15, 2017 $2600 plus HST
Approximately $300 plus HST extra cost for art materials during the course. This will be payable as we go.
Download a pdf version of the brochure for this program.