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Art as a Way of Knowing on ZOOM! with JULIE MCGUINNESS

March 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Art is a means to enter, to play with, to dance with, to wrestle with anything that intrigues, delights, disturbs, or terrifies us.
– PAT B. ALLEN, introduction, Art Is a Spiritual Path

This short series of drop-in classes offers a space for art-making as personal inquiry. Using journalling and art-making we open to “The Creative Source”, using a straightforward process developed by Pat B Allen ATR, and described in her books “Art Is a Way of Knowing” and “Art Is a Spiritual Path”

Reading one or both of these books is recommended but not a requirement. Total beginners and experienced artists are welcome. Please have art making materials of your chose and journal for the workshop. 

This Zoom workshop is 8 people max.

$30,  $25 OHCA members.
Julie is generously donating her time and all registration fees go directly to support the ongoing health and longevity of the Center.

• No one turned away for lack of funds.  Contact Erma via email: erma@ohanloncenter.org  if you would like a scholarship.

Register and Julie will send you the invite link.
Please read Zoom prerequisite before signing up.*

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*Participants should be familiar with Zoom – how to use the chat, how to mute and un-mute, how to toggle between video and audio only. Ensuring your web-cam and microphone are working beforehand is essential. Having earbuds or a headset is helpful if you don’t have a private space from which to participate. If participants are not familiar with Zoom, a private 1:1 Zoom call with the instructor can be arranged beforehand. Once the class has started it will not be possible to provide more than minimal assistance with the technological aspects of the class. If you need a brief orientation to Zoom, or want to check your device has the capacity, please sign up at least 48 hours in advance.  

Participants need to provide own art materials and a journal 📓 Take time to create a sacred space, comfortable and free from distractions. Having a water bottle to hand is helpful. Art materials can be really simple or elaborate. It is a great practice to improvise with what is available.

It is requested that participants stay until the end of the session in order to preserve the “alchemical container”. Sharing words and images at the end of the session is an important part of the practice. When we create a group “field” together, the words or imagery that arise for any one person may have important meaning for other members of the group. The more we practice together, the more connection and synchronicity we invite.


BIO: Julie McGuinness has been utilizing art as a transformative process since encountering the Tamalpa Life-Art Process in 2001. Julie was living and working at a Buddhist retreat center, and felt a pull toward a more embodied and creative expression of our intrinsic spirituality. Julie completed the Tamalpa training and subsequently an internship at the Institute of Health and Healing at Marin General Hospital, graduating from their certificate program in Integrative Medicine and Spirituality (Art & Imagery) in 2003. In 2012, Julie obtained an M.A. in East-West Psychology from CIIS where she became fascinated with Jungian psychology, and Alchemy in particular. She is a registered somatic movement educator with ISMETA and working toward registration as an expressive arts consultant and educator with IEATA.


March 28, 2021
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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(415) 388-4331