PAINTING AS INNER ENGAGEMENT, Part Two
***This course is part of the 8-Month training, PAINTING, POWER & PRESENCE, and is available a la carte for those that are not able to participate in the full training.***
A LIVE Online 7-week course.
The course time has been increased by an ADDITIONAL 30 MINUTES to allow for ample time to share our work together during the online session.
Part One is NOT a prerequisite for participating in Part Two.
What is the deeper nature of painting?
How can I develop as a painter in accordance with this deeper nature?
All form comes from non-form – arising from, and pervaded by, ever-present Being.
Painting carries within it the power to recognize and give expression to our true nature. To help provide for this possibility, this course is designed to work with and develop the foundational skills of painting within the context of Being and mindfulness.
Through an engagement with formal outward skills our inner sensibility will be engaged and clarified, further attuning our attention to our true nature. Through an online platform, each session will include demonstrations and guided exercises to be practiced together. After each guided exercise there will be time for sharing, feedback, questions and conversation. All of the exercises will be demonstrated, facilitated and guided by Jordan.
Who this course is for —
This course is for people who are interested in developing foundational skills in painting and would like to do so through a lens of awareness and mindfulness.
This course is for people who already have foundational skills and are looking to deepen their painting practice, both inwardly in terms of their experience, and outwardly in terms of the painting itself.
This course is for people who are interested in exploring their deeper self and the nature of Being through the lens of sense perception and aesthetic engagement.
Working from observation, participants will explore and develop outer formal skills in tandem with inner skills and inward positioning. We’ll be covering the following inner and outer skills:
- Locating the accurate geometry of the observed forms and the spaces in between the forms. This entails learning to measure, seeing “through a grid”, and shifting our attention from a discursive “thinking” mode to a more perceptually-based, spacious mode.
- Assessing the relative tonal relationships of the various observed forms and learning how to mix these tones in paint. The search for convincing tonal relationships in paint entails a working understanding of value, temperature and saturation. As in the formal element of geometry, the development of tonal understanding and mixing calls for a shift from a hurried mind to a more settled, patient and present mind.
- Exploring the nature of edges – how one form ends and another begins within our visual perception, and how to translate that experience into paint. This exploration entails moving from our usual object-oriented attention to field-oriented experience.
- Structuring the shapes and various formal elements into meaningful composition and starting to explore the deeper significance of composition as a creative and mindful discipline. What is the source of the experience of wholeness and “just right” form?
In addition to the demonstrations will be a LIVE ongoing Q&A, allowing for in-depth conversation covering the nuts and bolts of the exercise, as well as fielding general questions regarding a painting practice.
For all levels. Course limited to 12 participants.
A Members Only Mighty Networks group page will be provided for posting our work, for supportive community and creative sharing. Jordan will conduct weekly reviews of the work with clear and constructive responses. To go to the group page please CLICK HERE.
All sessions will be streamed in HIGH DEFINITION, providing greatly increased visual acuity of the painted surface and demonstrations.
All sessions will be recorded, archived and available for repeated viewing.
A Webinar Link will be sent out upon registration.
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