Painting The Wheel of the Year: Wheel Template 2 with Colleen Koziara2:00 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/or collage on acetate sheets to create a multi-layered depiction of a personalized Wheel meaningful to their own life path.
Our theme for May 19: Wheel Template 2
Session 2 of 4 on the Template of the Wheel. Here we will continue our creation of a multilayered clear acetate diagram that symbolizes exactly what layers and correspondences we personally feel are best included in our personal representation of the passing of a year in our own life. We will review and consider the wheels created from cultures and traditions around the world and across all the ages of time, and then we will design and create our own personal Wheel of the Year.
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, May 19: Wheel Template 2
Painting The Wheel of the Year series: 12 Sundays, 2 - 5 PM each day
- May 19 – Wheel Template 2
- 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.