Open Drum Circle with Cathy McManamonFriday, January 31, 8:00 PM » 10:00 PM
Open Drum Circle with Cathy McManamon is held several times a year at Life Force Arts Center. Next Open Drum Circle: April 10, 2020
Cathy McManamon is a musician who plays a variety of instruments and has been drumming in the Chicago and wider Reclaiming communities for many years. A ritual drummer who enjoys supporting group energy and dynamics, Cathy has facilitated open drum circles and rhythm workshops at MuseCon, scout youth and leader events, and most recently at Life Force Arts Center. She believes that we all possess the innate ability to create rhythms, and that our unique rhythms can blend and grow into a powerful experience that can be healing and transforming when we share them and let them flow together.
Sound Healing with Life Force Arts EnsembleSaturday, February 8, 7:30 PM » 9:30 PM
Please join us for an evening of sound healing with Life Force Arts Ensemble (LFAE) members Natalja Aicardi, Apollo Chapa, Joan Forest Mage and Kristen Wray. Voice, harp, Tibetan bowls and other instruments will cleanse your chakras in both group and individual sound healing, in the beautiful and spiritual atmosphere of LFAE’s art exhibit The Soul’s Essence. Life Force Arts Ensemble is a company of visual, literary and performing artists who commune with soul and spirit to create transformation through the arts based in the Life Force Arts Method.
$30 door/$20 advance
Voice-Movement-Energy (VME) Level 1 with Joan Forest Mage (Sundays)Sunday, February 9, 9:30 AM » 12:00 PM
growth and healing: find new ways of personal empowerment and
expression for relating to your most inner world to the outer world
dancers & actors: find your full expressive range in voice and
movement; break through performance blocks; connect to spiritual energy
to empower your performance and shapeshift into characters
- Healers (energy workers, therapists): add sound healing to the tools you offer in your sessions; use sound healing and movement for self-care
- Energy Field & Chakras - directing the energy in and around the body; initiating voice & movement from the 7 energy centers of the body
- Dimensions - finding full range (height, width, depth) in voice & movement
- Dynamics – qualities of voice & movement like the elements: Water, Earth, Fire, Air & Space
- 4 Skills (Life Force Arts Method) - 4 Skills of working with energy from your most inner world to the most outer world; how you relate with voice & movement to self, society, nature and the spirit realm
Oracle Deck Journey: a year of artmaking sessions to create your own oracle deck with Colleen Koziara - Session 2Sunday, February 9, 2:00 PM » 5:00 PM
We Know. Within us we see the signs.
Watch the patterns and through these actions,
Divination is simply the
act of actively, and with intention, using our own inner “knowing”. Divination tools- tarot, tunes, tea leaves,
stones, the flight of birds are simply keys we can use to unlock the doors to
our own inner knowing.
Doors open better and faster when you use the right key. Join us to create your own personalized keys to the door to your own inner knowing. If you have been wanting to create your own oracle deck, this class is for you!
This 12-month long course, meeting one Sunday each month, will take us on a journey to create our own 13 card Oracle deck. No previous artmaking experience is necessary. All materials will be provided to create via wet and dry medium and collage. Upon registration for the course, each participant will receive a Venn diagram to begin doing the layout for the focus each of their cards.
During the course of each class we will use visualization, meditation, journeying, and intuitive artistic creation as well as divinatory tools like the pendulum and a wide variety of decks as references to allow us to fully access our own inner knowing, and guide us in delineating and condensing our wisdom into 13 keys.
Photography equipment will be available for high resolution film reproductions and info will be made available on the cost of each of us having one of our decks printed at the end! You will not want to miss this opportunity to create your own one-of-a-kind Oracle Deck,and spend time each month with a great group of visionary artists as we all create together!
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!
$55 per class/$45 per class 1 week in advance
Oracle Deck Journey series: 12 Sundays in 2020, 2 - 5 PM each day
Remaining dates: Feb 9, Mar 8, Apr 19, May 17, Jun 7, Jul 12, Aug 9, Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13, 2020