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Global event

Painting The Wheel of the Year: Summer Solstice with Colleen Koziara

2:00 PM » 5:00 PM

The Wheel of the Year. Time, not linear but circular. Round and round we go, and have always gone. Since the beginning of time, humans, of every faith and culture, have found time best tracked in circles. Humans have created stone circles aligned with the seasons for at least 200,000 years. Everything in life falls comfortably somewhere upon the spokes of the wheel of time. The times of day, the seasons, the astrological calendar, the trees and symbols of the Ogham, Alchemy, Festivals, ages of human life, the colors, musical notes, emotions, tides. All of time, all of creation.

This is what we will explore in this year-long series of painting classes held once a month. Eight of our sessions will focus on the seasonal festival: Imbolc, Ostara, Beltaine, Summer Solstice, Lughnassadh, Mabon, Samhain and Yule. For these sessions, we will create acrylic on canvas paintings.

Four of our sessions will focus on the Wheel of the Year Template as a whole. In these sessions, each participant will use ink pens, markers, paint, and collage on acetate sheets to create a multi-layered depiction of a personalized Wheel meaningful to their own life path.

Our theme for June 9: Summer Solstice (Litha) - Here we are, we have arrived at the longest day and the shortest night of the year. The Goddess is now full and pregnant with Child, and the Sun God is at the height of His virility. This is the peak of the Solar year and the Sun is at the height of its life-giving power. The Earth is awash with fertility and fulfillment and this is a time of joy and celebration, of expansiveness and the celebration of achievements.

Yet within this climax is the whisper and promise of a return to the Dark. As the Light reaches its peak so this is also the moment when the power of the Sun begins to wane. From now on the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer and we are drawn back into the Dark to complete the Wheel of the Year. At this time the God, as Oak King, is rich in abundance, but he too surrenders his reign to his brother twin, the Holly King, and the descent begins.But before we welcome the return to the Dark side of the year, and acknowledge this great turning point of the Wheel, we celebrate! For more fabulous information on these holidays, their symbolism and origins, old traditions and new, as well as simple and very real ways to bring acknowledgement of the turning of the wheel into your daily life, as well as, wonderful shopping opportunities!! I highly recommend the website/organization www.goddessandgreenmam.co.uk

All materials will be supplied and no previous experience is necessary. The class will begin with a smudging and guided meditation, and continue on with the painting session. Each session will include a central space arrangement of items that speak to the season and the spoke upon the wheel that is our focus for that session.

Additionally, each student will be provided with a computer file, and a link to a YouTube Playlist that features a wide variety of supportive documentation on The Wheel as it appears in its many varied forms and focuses: images of Circles, Mandalas and Wheels of the Year from a wide variety of cultures and locations as well as stories and legends from around the world to be used as reference material for their study.

Pre-registration is required due to material and supply orders that must be placed.

Sunday, June 9, 2 - 5 PM: Summer Solstice

$55/$45 early registration by June 2



Painting The Wheel of the Year series: 12 Sundays, 2 - 5 PM each day

Remaining dates:

  • June 9- Summer Solstice
  • July 14 - Lughnassadh
  • August 11 – Wheel Template 3
  • September 8 - Mabon
  • October 20 – Samhain
  • November 17 – Wheel Template 4
  • December 15 – Yule

Each session is paid for separately. Each class is $55/$45 early registration by one week before class. Attend 5 sessions and your sixth class is free! Each session is a stand alone class and you need not attend them all. However, the full experience of all 12 Sessions is HIGHLY recommended.


Colleen Koziara grew up in northern Wisconsin on a farm, on an island. Seeing the magic of nature and the stories that it told filled her with a childlike sense of wonder, which she strives to capture in her artwork. Each of her works is a doorway through which the viewer may journey. Colleen attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and has illustrated more than 20 books. A Reiki Master and Ovate member of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids, she has been presenting, writing and providing art for Circle Sanctuary since 2002, and designed the Pagan Spirit Gathering logos for 2010-2018. Colleen is also in her 7th year studying as a Firekeeper. Colleen gives private art instruction from her home for all ages; creates Body Art and Custom Tattoo Designs; Visionary Art; and Commissioned pieces manifested from the visions and dreams of her clients. She works extensively with Elders teaching art and yoga, and has received for designing programs for seniors.

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Global event

Healing Arts Intensive "Greenman" : Artmaking Session

2:00 PM » 5:00 PM

image: Roses (c) Corinne Viner






4 sessions of powerful transformation through the arts
based in the LFAE Performance Greenman

June 9, June 14, June 29 & July 7, 2019




The 4 Sessions


1) Artmaking (Painting The Wheel of the Year: Summer Solstice with Colleen Koziara) - Sunday, June 9, 2 - 5 PM

2) Orientation - Friday, June 14, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

  • 3) Greenman Performance with Life Force Arts Ensemble - Saturday, June 29, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
  • 4) Closure - Sunday, July 7, 2 - 5 PM
Facilitator: Joan Forest Mage

1/2 price Special! $75 for complete Intensive



What it is a Healing Arts Intensive?

  • Life Force Arts Method (LFAM) - Healing Arts Intensives are based in the Life Force Arts Method, a modern version of universal wisdom teachings that value true self and creative community. Through the arts, we learn 4 Skills that give us the wisdom to deal with the basic issues of human life from a place of empowerment and joy

  • Transformational Goal - Each participant focuses on a personal Transformational Goal (Intention) that they want to see fulfilled by the end of the Intensive

  • Interdisciplinary Arts - We engage in both observing and making visual art, writing, dance, theater, music, storytelling and other forms of artistic expression. Art is the activity that creates the shift for each participant to actualize their Transformation Goal 

The Format

  • ~ Each Healing Arts Intensive has a Group of three to twelve participants guided by a Facilitator
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  • ~There are four sessions, usually meeting once per week for four weeks. The sessions are 3 hours each

  • ~The sessions are:
  • 1) Orientation
  • 2) attending a Healing Performance by Life Force Arts Ensemble
  • 3) Interdisciplinary Artmaking
  • 4) Interdisciplinary Artmaking & Closure

  • ~Between the sessions, participants are guided in designing their own individual self-reflective and artistic practices as part of the process of accomplishing their Transformational Goal


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