HOST AN ECO-ART WELLNESS WORKSHOP!

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HOST A NATURE MANDALA WORKSHOP!

My Eco-Art Wellness Workshops are not just about creating beautiful designs. They are about allowing the gentle but powerful voices of nature and art to help us better understand ourselves, our connections, and our place in this world. Each workshop is designed around a specific topic with space for positive exploration with support from nature and each other. All workshops include creative time, introspective writing, and meaningful discussion.

Nature Mandala workshops provide unique, memorable, and positive experiences for learning and connecting. They are great for schools, community groups, clubs, team builds, professional development days, retreat centers, or just friends!

 

Workshops are flexible, but generally last between one and a half and three hours depending on time allowed and number of participants. (Multiple workshops can be scheduled for the same or multiple days.) All materials are provided by the facilitator.

 

Mandalas are ephemeral and will not be taken home. Photographs are encouraged. High resolution, edited photographs or video can be order separately in advance.

 

WHAT PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING

“It felt like a burst of oxygen.” - Patricia S. 

 

“I’ve had a hard time NOT thinking about the mandala class . . . I had no idea what I was getting into . . . no idea what type of emotions this would provoke… seriously! Thanks for offering up a safe space to let it all hang out”  - Becky T.

 

“All I can say is it was magical.” - Sarah D.

 

 

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR 

Beth Adoette grew up in the Appalachian Mountains with beech trees, hemlock, mountain streams, and chickadees in her hand. Once an editorial illustrator, she now concentrates on writing, illustrating, and photographing what she calls the “Contemplative Sacred Circles” she co-creates with nature. She also

designs and facilitates a variety of Eco-Art Wellness Workshops.

 

Beth holds a BFA in Fine Arts and has received certification in Eco-Art Therapy through Portland State University, Portland Oregon, and Project Nature Connect.

SOME EXAMPLES OF CURRENT WORKSHOPS

 

RE-CENTERING (Adults)

Life gets busy and we can start to lose our sense of what is important in our lives. This workshop holds space to explore what is most important in the present moment while creating beautiful, individual mandalas. This is a great exercise to do regularly, and at anytime of the year.

 

FIND YOUR PATH / FOLLOW YOUR PATH (Adults)

Allow your intuition and the gentle, yet powerful voice of nature help you discern direction for your life. Participants create individual mandalas to discover how they are most comfortable and gifted in navigating their life journey.

 

THE BIG CIRCLE (Adults and Youth)

A unique experience where participants create a cooperative mandala to gain a new perspective of their contribution to the whole, as well as appreciation and mutual respect for their peers. A memorable way to see how we are all connected! 

BEAUTIFUL YOU. BEAUTIFUL US. (Adults and High School)

This multi-session workshop is an extension of "The Big Circle" workshop that gives participants the opportunity to create an individual mandala as well as contribute to the creation of a large, group mandala! Participants explore the beauty of their individual gifts and contemplate their contribution to the world as a whole.

 

DAY'S EYE (Adults)

Hundreds of years ago, the daisy was called “day’s eye” in England, and “the eye of the day” in Wales. These lovely names are derived from the way this flower opens its petals in the morning, turns to follow the sun’s path, and then closes back up at night. In this workshop, we take our cue from this humble, yet wise flower, as we try to identify our daily intentions and create a nature mandala to act as a beautiful and practical visual reminder of our aims.

AIR / THE GREAT CONNECTOR (Adults and High School)

Come contemplate and celebrate the AIR element as we create individual nature mandalas to explore and honor this element that connects each and every one of us together. Learn, discuss, and even challenge yourself with the support of other curious, creative, and open-minded people as we consider how this element powerfully connects us all. A meaningful workshop!

FIRE / CHASING SPARKS (Adults and High School)

FIRE, the element associated with summer, can represent our passions and our dreams. In this workshop, we create space to brainstorm about our dreams and aspirations. We will identify, examine, and honor them. In our nighttime sky where dreams live, stars may appear very small like tiny sparks. They are, however, powerful forces of energy. Here we will visualize about our own dreams as sparks and consider what they are trying to say to us, what we can learn from them, or perhaps how we can begin to bring them into our lives.

INTRODUCTION TO NATURE MANDALAS (Middle School and High School)
This workshop offers young people the opportunity to unplug and be in the moment while exploring beautiful nature objects. Participants will be introduced to the nature mandala art form by viewing photographs by the artist, and then create their own individual piece of art. The workshop also includes short, descriptive and introspective writing. This workshop can count towards the Girl Scout Art in the Outdoors or Art in Nature Badges!

OTHER OFFERINGS: Artist Talk: Co-Creating with Nature: The Nature Mandalas of Beth Adoette

WANT TO SCHEDULE? E-mail me!