Soul Collage

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” Pablo Picasso

Art is not an end in itself. It introduces the soul into a higher spiritual order, which it expresses and in some sense explains. (Thomas Merton)

Join us for Soul Collage, (course designed by Seena B.Frost) as a path to deeper understanding and personal expression. Artistic, soulful and deeply introspective, this visual journey through collage opens doorways into your heart and mind to celebrate, purge, honor and define the many identities and complex roles we play, as well as giving space to express our emotions, thoughts and dreams through collage images. In each session we will work on personal cards while also learning new techniques and inspirational ways to use the cards for self readings,journaling inspiration, and/or to meditate and achieve wholeness This renowned collage process is intuitive, fun, creative and insightful, used by therapists, teachers, and artists worldwide, but the class is great for everyone! No art experience required.By joining us for four sessions, we can explore the different suits, ways of expanding the growth process through collage, and we build a poignant rapport with fellow seekers of truth and personal wisdom.

​Next session TBA

Soul collage is 25.00 per 3 hour session, and includes materials.

Instructor: Ginny East Shaddock: MFA Creative Writing, Soul Collage facillitor, E_RYT-500 Yoga Teacher.

Art Journaling

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Mindful Stained Glass 

Writing and Art Programs

If you are looking for new, dynamic ways to express yourself and deepen your self understanding, the Art Journaling series offers not just a create outlet, but an emotional one as well.  In this program we will learn techniques and fascinating ways to put our thoughts and feelings onto the page artistically. The class offers instruction, and a wealth of materials to work with, plus liberal time to unleash your artistic spirit and gain the benefit of meditative focus on personal expression. Each participant must bring an art journal (pad of paper designed for multimedia - preferably 8 X 10 or larger.

Next Session TBA

Please note there is a yoga class from 9-10:15 for anyone interested and this is complimentary to anyone enrolled in the Art journaling course.
Free: 25.00 per 3 hour session -  Includes all materials and snacks as well as instruction.
1st Saturday monthly with Bonnie Francais 11:00-2:00 pm

Fee 65.00 (40.00 for the class & 25.00 materials fee)

Most people who come to Heartwood are awestruck by the beautiful Chakra Stained Glass Windows in our Yoga Center. Artist Bonnie Francais is both a yoga teacher and artist  who shares stained glass classes as a way of inviting mindful participants to produce something beautiful for display at home reflective of their yoga journey, while also capturing the healing and deeply calming effects of being engaged in art and personal expression as a creative meditation.  Projects include lotus, hamsa's, Om symbols, hearts, shamanic feathers, wind-chimes and other lovely images. Due to space limitations, the issue of safety and helping each participant learn techniques one on one, this class is limited to 5 participants. Stained glass project classes are offered approximately every 6 weeks.

Each Sat. session meets from 11:00-2:00 (Light snacks provided)