Creativity and Mindfulness Course

Header Image: Three Trees, Willipa Bay, Wendy Orville, Monotype

Creativity and Mindfulness:
The Art of Noticing and Befriending the Ordinary 

Over the past year-plus of the pandemic, many of us, by necessity, have kept close to  home, surrounded by the ordinary features of every-day life. These constraints have  brought to the fore the challenges that both artists and mindfulness practitioners have  long embraced—how to see and experience freshly what is most familiar, rekindling our  interest in what’s right here, and in so doing, befriending and celebrating the ordinary. 

Over the 6-week course, we will explore themes such as: 

  • Embodied Seeing/Slow Looking 

  • Play and Process 

  • Overcoming Obstacles and The Gift of Failure 

  • Finding Ground—Resources for the Journey 

The class time will be balanced between guided mindfulness practice, group  conversation, and hands-on creative prompts, with the invitation to continue  explorations at home between classes.  

Throughout their twenty year friendship, Wendy Orville and Janet have been fascinated by the  dynamic interplay between ‘Creativity and Mindfulness’; their on-going conversations  have enriched both their work and their lives. Integrating mindfulness into her art form  has supported Wendy in establishing a vibrant studio practice, while Janet has found  that weaving creativity more explicitly into her teaching and counseling has bolstered  her trust in her own voice.  

Yet, at its core, this course is not limited to either the domain of ‘creativity’ or  ‘mindfulness.’ Rather, this deep dive of exploration is offered as a way to engage more  fully in our lives just as they are, with a spirit of warmth and care that allows us to befriend not just the ordinary, but ourselves as well.

Next Creativity and Mindfulness Course:

OCT 30 – DEC 11, 2021

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More About the

Creativity and Mindfulness Course

About Wendy Orville

“I was trained as a painter but I’m largely self-taught as a printmaker. I fell in love with the monotype process when I lived in Taos, New Mexico. Something happened when I started making monotypes that opened up a different part of me. I felt genuinely free to experiment and fail, trusting myself to follow the process anywhere it led.”

Wendy Orville was born in New York and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. She received a BA in Fine Arts from Yale University and an MFA in Painting from American University. Her monotypes have been exhibited at the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Northwest Art, the Bellevue Art Museum and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Wendy’s monotypes are featured in the book Singular & Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint. She is represented by Davidson Galleries Seattle, Washington. www.wendyorville.com

Read an article about Wendy’s work: https://helloprintfriend.com/pp-wendy-orville

Listen to a Podcast showcasing Wendy: https://www.stitcher.com/show/pine-copper-lime/episode/episode-11-wendy-orville-59801558#/

Creativity and Mindfulness Course Fees

Our intention is for our course to be accessible to all who are called to study Creativity and Mindfulness.  Two levels of pricing offers flexibility based on your financial capacity. Benefactor rates reflect actual costs; your generosity will help to ‘pay forward’ support for increased and more equitable access for those who cannot afford the base rate.  Please inquire with Janet about financial assistance, which may be available to applicants based on need. 

Online Format

Please note this will be a highly interactive, LIVE-ONLINE web-based program. We ask for your full attention and participation.

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How to get started

To register and pay for your participation in the Creativity and Mindfulness course, please Register and Pay Here. SPOTS ARE LIMITED FOR THE COURSE.

The course will be held Saturdays, October 30 – Dec 11 (skipping 11/27), 10:30a – 1pm MST.

Please contact Janet with any questions!