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Learning To Sit, Learning To Draw, Learning To See

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Christine Bailey
Furyu Nancy Schroeder
with Christine Bailey and Furyu Nancy Schroeder
July 5-9, 2015 (Sunday-Thursday)

All levels welcome.

Drawing is the essence of the creative being. To draw is to see and to see is to shift your consciousness in a certain way.

Learning to draw is about learning to see: training the eye and the mind as well as the hand. When we see things as they truly are, the creative possibilities are endless. In this retreat, we will take up the practice of drawing and explore its relationship to meditation, awareness, and creativity. Starting with simple drawing exercises that inspire subtle shifts in perception, your ability to see and to draw will be transformed as you focus on the natural beauty that Tassajara has to offer.

Retreat fee: $340 ($289/Member)

Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations. Retreats begin late afternoon on the indicated start date and end in the morning on the indicated end date. Visit the Rooms & Rates section and determine your preferred accommodations before making your reservations request online.

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Christine Bailey

Christine Bailey received her Master's of Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been exhibited in venues including The Baltimore Contemporary Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the New Museum, NY. Awards include Maryland State Arts Council grants for Drawing and Photography, a Faculty Development Grant from the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and a Semifinalist award for the Sondheim Prize. She believes that everyone can learn to draw and has taught art to all ages and levels.

Furyu Nancy Schroeder

Furyu Nancy Schroeder, a resident of Zen Center for over 35 years, became abiding abbess at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in March 2014. She has directed the Children and Family programs at Green Gulch Farm and has held most of the monastic positions at Zen Center. She has been an active supporter of programs for children, people of color, the gay and lesbian community, and the interfaith community.