Artist Series: The Art of Being
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About The Event
The Art of Being experience is a space for you to slow things down, reflect, and foster your creativity. Through hands-on activities, including creating your own painting, we guide you through the process of connecting to your core BEing. We often define ourselves based on what we do rather than who we are, but how you do anything is how you do everything. Life is messy, and art gives you permission to be messy. Both are better when you give yourself space and time to try, experiment, fail, and play.
The Art of Being experience was created as a space for you to start, or continue, this important life practice. With hands-on activities, we guide you through the process of connecting to your BEing through creativity. In this workshop, certified brain-based success coach and Chapter BE founder, Kïrsten Blake, and Denver artist, Angela Craven, will give you the opportunity to:
- Connect to your own personal values and “why.”
- Play and feel the joy of your inner child.
- Get your hands dirty with painting.
- Learn tangible techniques you can use on your own.
- Practice being present in the immediate moment, which fosters creativity.
- Find empowerment in creating through expressive art and writing.
- Learn about abstract expressionist art.
- Receive a unique method for self care.
- Make connections with others and learn from their stories and creativity.
Connecting to and developing your creative BEing allows you to better connect with others and the world around you. You have the power to make the change you want for yourself by defining how you want to BE, and then living intentionally from the inside-out. We are all creative beings. Tap into yours!
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Kïrsten will guide you to uncover your internal narratives, decipher between what is serving you and what isn’t, and surface more empowering narratives that will help you focus on how you want to BE. You will receive actionable tools that you can use every day to recenter you on your BEing.
Then, Angela will share the "empathy painting" process she uses to create custom paintings based on her client's stories and lived experiences and will help you create your own abstract expressionist painting that captures your unique story and strengths.
You’ll walk away from the evening with more clarity and an artful reminder of how you want to BE this summer and beyond.
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS WORKSHOP:
Some of our primary goals for this workshop are to offer a safe, creative space for you and to build a community of creativity, collaboration, and connection. To get the most out of it, we suggest that you:
*Bring an open mind and heart.
*Know that you already have everything you need to be creative, just show up as you. We'll support you through the process.
*Bring a willingness to be vulnerable with your creativity and conversation. The less guarded you can be in both, the more you'll likely get out of the experience. We also understand vulnerability is extremely challenging, so being open to exploring what vulnerability means to you is a great place to begin too.
*Limit outside distractions and allow yourself to be immersed fully in the workshop. To help with this, we ask that you leave your electronic devices in your bags/tucked away (and if you are up for the challenge, maybe even at home). This workshop is a great opportunity to practice digital wellness!
The Art of Being experience is a space for you to slow things down, reflect, and foster your creativity. Our experiences include custom-designed workshops, created by a narrative coach and professional artist, for companies, organizations, and teams, as well as evening workshops and multi-day immersive experiences in beautiful locations.
Through hands-on activities, including creating your own painting, we guide you through the process of connecting to your core being. We often define ourselves based on what we do rather than who we are, but how you do anything is how you do everything.
Life is messy, and art gives you permission to be messy. Both are better when you give yourself space and time to try, experiment, fail, and play. We are all creative beings. Come tap into yours!
Kïrsten Blake is the creator and founder of Chapter BE. A passionate educator and mentor, Kïrsten works as a chief facilitator helping individuals reframe their personal narratives and (re)connect with their internal BEing and ultimately, a greater humanity.
Kïrsten’s work and curiosities have inspired her dedication to education, human connection, and issues of equity. Since 2011, she has interviewed nearly 600 people highlighting and sharing their stories of BEing in hopes to inspire and help others (re)connect with their own BEing and find connections to our common humanity. These stories have been highlighted in The Huffington Post, Ignite Denver and TEDxCherryCreek. Kïrsten has a B.A. from The College of Wooster, an M.A. in Education from Columbia University, and is a Certified Brain-Based Success Coach. Learn more about Kïrsten and Chapter BE here: chapterbe.com
Angela Craven is an abstract expressionist painter with a studio in Denver's RiNo Art District. Her work focuses on communication, storytelling, and the depth of human experience. Combining art with her love of learning about people, she also creates custom abstract paintings that capture her subjects' stories and their unique challenges and triumphs. Alongside her art work, she has honed this process in her twelve years working in UX and human-centered design, which puts people at the center of the design process.
She studied in Siena, Italy, with abstract painter and video artist Franca Marina and holds a BFA in Painting from Colorado State University. Angela’s work has been exhibited and collected nationally. Her recent exhibitions include The Denver Art Museum, McNichols Civic Center Building, and Manhattan Arts International. Learn more about Angela here: angelacravenart.com
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