Becoming Mindful with Meditative Art

“Art is a natural way to practice mindfulness. The colors, textures, and sounds of creating pulls us into the moment. You don’t need any previous training to mediate through art, just a willingness to draw like a child, with freedom and a sense of curiosity.”

Amy Johnson Maricle

Hosted by Art Supply Warehouse at their Catalyst art space. Play with high flow acrylics and pens during this no pressure class with Aleta Jacobson. You will make multiple small meditative pieces of art using gelly pens, markers and more to alter designs. Get to try out a variety of techniques and materials.

Event Details

What: Meditative Arts workshop

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Catalyst Art Space (map)

Cost: $45

18+ only | all skill levels welcome | all materials provided

Register: Art Supply Warehouse

The Gelli Printed Codex: How to Use a Gelli Plate, Create Handmade Art Books

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

Stephen King

In conjunction with San Diego Book Arts, I will be teaching a new workshop on the many uses of a Gelli Arts Printing Plate in the context of a hand-made art book.

Come explore magic of your own creating as you explore the wonderful world of Gelli Arts. Guided by award-winning artist and instructor, Aleta Jacobson, you will begin your weekend with an immersive arts experience, using Gelli Arts Printing Plates to create art prints that are uniquely your own. 

You will learn the ins-and-outs of using a Gelli Plate and create colorful art prints on paper and fabric using stencils, feathers, string, mark-making tools, customized stamps, and hand cut masks. Each technique will be an exercise in self-discovery and risk-taking as you learn to layer objects onto your prints to form unique, expressive images that will be bound together in a handmade, fabric-bound art book. Then, Aleta will show you how to make and use washi tape, stickers, and ephemera to turn your book into its own work of art.

Take a risk; get inspired; explore all your creativity has to offer!

Event Details

What: The Gelli Printed Codex
A 2-day workshop with Aleta Jacobson

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019-Sunday, April 29, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Where: Fallbrook School of the Arts (map)

Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member: $230
Non-Member: $305

Materials Fee: $20

Register: San Diego Book Arts