We all have life experiences that call out to us from within, that need transformation, that can yield new knowing via the creative process. The world itself is also calling out for transformation of outworn strategies for living. This workshop will focus on using the Open Studio Process of intention and witness as a powerful form of discernment to hear and respond to what uniquely is calling us.
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Rabbi Adina Allen is a spiritual leader, writer and educator who believes in the power of creativity to revitalize our lives and transform Jewish tradition. Integrating a lifetime of experience in the expressive arts with her rabbinic training, Adina has taught clergy, educators and lay leaders in hundreds of Jewish communal institutions across the country. She is a recipient of the Covenant Foundation’s 2018 Pomegranate Prize for emerging Jewish Educators and is an alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship. She was ordained by Hebrew College in 2014. Www.jewishstudioproject.org
Pat B. Allen, Ph.D., A.T.R., is an author, artist, art therapist, and teacher who connects to the Creative Source through art and writing. Her books – Art Is a Way of Knowing (Shambhala 1995) and Art Is a Spiritual Path (Shambhala 2005) – explore the borders between art, psychology, spirituality, and social action and are considered classics in the field of expressive arts therapy. Her novel Cronation (Blue Jay Press, 2016) offers an inspiring vision of a world infused by the revolutionary creative energy of women. Author of numerous professional articles, Dr. Allen lectures and delivers workshops nationally and internationally. Her artwork has been exhibited in a wide variety of juried and invited exhibits. Dr. Allen served on the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for twenty years and has taught at many colleges and universities nationally and internationally. Dr. Allen co-founded the Open Studio Project in Chicago and of Studio Pardes in Oak Park, IL. She is currently Senior Consulting Faculty for the Jewish Studio Project, which was founded by her daughter, Rabbi Adina Allen. Pat is the delighted grandmother of Adina’s two boys, Remy and Tovi.
In the full series, expressive arts professionals from around the world will present live to share their exciting work and expertise in the field with you. We invite you to register for as many workshops as you would like or sign up for all of them with the Full Bundle. Workshops will be held live, online via Zoom with an online learning platform to make access to all of your courses easy.