Art and Soul offering

Connect with your true self at

Sanctuary

Sunday 19th March

Art and Soul Swain playshop

Find your space. Make your space.

Connect with an inner or outer place that is safe, peaceful and meaningful to you. It may be imaginary. It may be from the past, present or future. Play with paint, crayons, words, collage, threads, papers to create your sanctuary – your heart’s touchstone of rest, renewal and refreshment.

No art experience necessary.

Sunday 19th March

10am to 1pm Glebe, Sydney

Bookings essential.

Numbers limited for maximum safety and nourishment.

Includes art materials and morning tea
$95 AUD or $80 AUD each if you book in with a friend/colleague/family member
$80 AUD Frequent Flow-er offer for every second playshop you attend this year

temenos art vision Swain

Temenos Vision
a treasure map by Sally Swain
conjuring up what I wanted to create and invite for my Art and Soul practice in my then new space, which has been
called the Temenos Centre since mid 1980s

How are you as we head towards the end of the year?

Would you like a gentle holding space to simply BE?


Nestle

Saturday 3rd December in Glebe, Sydney, Land of Oz

Play with paint, paper, crayons,
threads, cloth, words and glitter
to create a gentle resting, holding place
for yourself
as you digest your experience of the year
and ready yourself for the sprint
towards Christmas and New Year.
No art experience necessary.
Simply BYO (Bring Your Openness)

10am to 1pm      lovely venue at 255 Glebe Pt Rd
Saturday 3rd December
$90 AUD includes art materials and morning tea
or $80 AUD each if you bring a friend/colleague/family member.

If you are interested in attending Nestle,
or asking an Art and Soulie-style question,

scoot straight down to Contact form at bottom of this page
or go to Contact menu in website.

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ARTGARDEN playshop

FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER

GLEBE, SYDNEY

art journal Swain

Shared Art Journal
Flowers
Sally Swain, Jennie Swain, Ruby Foster-Swain

What’s growing in the garden of your heart and soul?
(Or should I say art and soil?)
More questions:
What would you like to grow?
What’s flourishing? What’s dry or bedraggled?
Do you see bees, butterflies, slugs, scaley stuff?
How might you cultivate seeds of nourishment and joy?
(Assumptive answer to last question):
Why – through being in a safe space of awareness, art-making and journalling, of course!
This new playshop
offers you a space to step away from day-to-day cares
and to connect deeply with yourself and others.
Whether you currently feel creative or not,
let’s water those plants of play, peace and purpose.
Let’s blossom into spring…

10am to 1pm      lovely venue in Glebe, Sydney
Friday 7th October
$90 AUD includes art materials and morning tea
or $80 AUD each if you bring a friend/colleague/family member.

art journal Swain

Shared Art Journal
Flowers
Sally Swain, Jennie Swain, Ruby Foster-Swain

This year’s
annual arty-hearty winter

Creative Flame playshop
is on Saturday 6th August.


Creative Flame

What do you love doing?
What ignites your spirit?
How might you be light-arted?
Spend a morning in a cosy, safe space playing with art materials and journalling.
Create pictures to help sustain you through the heart of winter and beyond.

Saturday 6th August
10am to 1pm      lovely venue in Glebe, Sydney

$90 AUD includes art materials and morning tea
or $80 AUD each if you bring a friend/colleague/family member.

creative flame painting

One Creative Flame
Sally Swain © original art

Soothe
The Art of Calm and Strength

playshop

Small group for maximum soul nourishment.
Bookings essential.

soothing art

piece of Pretty Soothing
Sally Swain © original art

Stress, worry or irritability are not prerequisites for

Soothe
The Art of Calm and Strength

on Saturday 28th May,
but if you are out-of-sorts, this playshop can help.
 

Soothe
The Art of Calm and Strength 


Stressed? Worried? Irritable?

Tired of being stressed, worried, irritable?
Let’s use art, writing and mindfulness to slow ourselves down a little.
Let us wend our way into spaces between tight, spiky thoughts.
In those spaces, let’s contact our sources of delight and nourishment. We can grow from there.
Creative expression is a gentle, powerful way to play (and work) with cultivating calm and strength.
No special arty experience required. Simply BYO (Bring Your Openness).

Saturday 28th May
10.00am to 1.00pm     lovely venue Glebe, Sydney
$90 AUD includes art materials and morning tea.
$80 AUD each if bringing a friend.

love and artsparks,
Sally

The Family Jug Sally Swain © original art acrylic, fabric, mixed media

The Family Jug
Sally Swain © original art
acrylic, fabric, mixed media

It’s time to DRAW AND POUR.
To what?
CONNECT WITH CREATIVITY IN COMMUNITY
Saturday 30th April and/or Saturday 28th May
(at this moment in early April we have only 3 spots left for 30th

Bookings only. Not a drop-in type thingie. Contact form below)

Let your paintbrush do the walking
while you’re sipping, supping, talking.

(rhyme courtesy of Ulli Hansen)

Draw and Pour
Connecting with Creativity in Community         

A cuppa, a chat and some art-making.
Low-key. Simple.
We begin and end with a brief silent meditation. We do our own artplay thing.
We allow our painting, drawing and conversation to arise as we go.
It’s an art circle, rather than a workshop. A bit like a sewing circle, except you don’t have to sew!
There’s no particular theme, prompt or exercise.
You need to be comfortable enough with your own creative process to draw, paint or collage
without specific guidance or teaching.
Bring your openness to the Art of Emergence and your respect for equally sharing the airspace.
Then just follow the flow of your creative impulses.
I provide strong, gentle hosting and holding of the space, plus basic art materials and morning tea.
Saturday 30th April
10.00am to 12.30pm     lovely venue in Glebe, Sydney
$65 AUD only. Eight places available around the table.

Rhyming Cuplet Ocean Motion Sally Swain © original art

Rhyming Cuplet
Ocean Motion
Sally Swain © original art

I welcome you to a rare Sunday playshop…

Lost Art of Rest and Renewal
(call it LARAR
if you can’t be bothered saying the whole title)

Sunday 13th March
10am to 1pm in Glebe, Sydney
A double feast for you:
Be gently guided to make art
1. about self-care and replenishment
2. using artplay processes that are nourishing, soothing and restful in themselves.
Ahh. Time to breathe out via paint, pastel or collage
onto paper or cloth.
No art experience necessary to activate these LARAR tools.

If this interests you, or if you’d like to stay in touch with Art and Soul offerings, please fill in Contact Box right down the bottom of this page.
Or go to Contact page on this website.
Fab!

Sally Swain tree art

Resting-in-Abundance Tree
Sally Swain © original art

(Click here to read more about the Resting-in-Abundance Tree)

Is the house of your heart full?

 

The last two Art and Soul playshops were full house.
Book soon into the Summer School

Little Arty Joy Book
Saturday 16th January

Little Arty Joy Book
Saturday 16th January

Begin the year by creating a guide to your own well-being.
Pause, recover, replenish, take stock,
dream into how you’d like to be.
We play with collage, writing, crayons, markers, paint and glitter to remember what it is that we love and to generate the new.
We tap our embodied wisdom on how to live well.
We imagine how we wish to create our year and place our expressions with play, care and freedom into the gentle containment of our very own book – a personalised joy manual for 2016.

Saturday 16th January, 2016
10am to 1.00pm in Glebe, Sydney
$90 AUD or $80 concession/for bringing a friend
includes abundant art materials and morning tea
small group size for maximum safety and flourishment
Sally Swain

Art Heart Path on November 14th is fully booked.

Your final Art and Soul playshop

for the year is
Little Arty Self-Care Book

on

Friday 4th December

Bookings are open.

 

Aha! Here is the next Art and Soul playshop offering

in a sweet space in Glebe, Sydney, Australia.
Please pop me a message if you have any questions about it.

Art Heart Path
Where are you on your journey through this year?
What are the qualities of your path at present? Straight?  Steep? Smooth?
What is your path made of? Gravel? Water? Silk? Jewels?
Gently explore where you are right now and where you might like to go.
Play with paint, crayons, collage or journalling to create a picture of your heart’s path.
No art experience is necessary to be thoroughly absorbed and satisfied.

Saturday 14th November
10am to 1pm in Glebe, Sydney, Australia

$90 or $80 concession/for bringing a friend
includes abundant art materials and morning tea
small group size for maximum safety and flourishment

Watch this space for upcoming Art and Soul playshops … humm … what date will the next one be?

Meanwhile, feast your soulful eyes on Creative Wellspring art-making hands

Creative Wellspring art-making hands

Making art in Creative Wellspring 

Art and Soul image

Making art in Creative Wellspring

Art and Soul image

Making art in Creative Wellspring

Colouring Out was a gorgeous Art and Soul playshop.

Next one coming soon….Creative Wellspring 

Saturday 19th September

Feel free to find out more, or join the Art and Soul email newsletter. Pop down to the form below. Hope to meet you more fully in cyberspace…or even in person…and to support your creative flourishment.

 

Creative Wellspring
{Creating Wellness in Spring}

What nourishes and supports your sense of well-being?
How might you tap into your inner wellspring of creativity?

You are welcome to enter a peaceful, safe space;
to tune into creative impulses and let yourself play

via art materials and journalling.

Feel free to create a picture of full health for ongoing growth and enjoyment.
No art experience is necessary – Where we are is where we begin.

Saturday 19th September   10am to 1pm 
in the lovely Art and Soul venue, Glebe, Sydney, Australia

Art and Soul Colouring Out

Hands Colouring Out
at an Art and Soul playshop. An Ovala.

Art and Soul Colouring Out

Hands Colouring Out
at an Art and Soul playshop. An Ovala. This participant was so enthusiastic, her hair was swinging. 

More news soon on upcoming Art and Soul offerings…

Meanwhile, feel free to join the newsletter community.

See below for form.

Colouring Out

Colouring In is all the rage.
How about Colouring Out?
How about giving ourselves permission
to venture outside the lines…in art and in life?
What if we combine the mindfulness of Colouring
with the aliveness of Original Creative Expression?
Let’s engage with processes such as Sacred Scribbling
and making an Ovala (Egg-Shaped Mandala).
Let’s be free-ranging art chooks,
bringing together the focussed and the flowing; the meditative and the meaningful.
Within the safe, non-judgemental Art and Soul space, allow yourself to deepen
into the joys of art-making as a whole-being activity.

Saturday 15th August

10am to 1pm       in a lovely venue                                                          

No art experience necessary. Simply BYO (Bring Your Openness)  

Sally Swain art

Ovala 1
Sally Swain © original art

 

 

Ovala 2 Sally Swain © original art

Ovala 2
Sally Swain © original art

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