Let’s make art that heals!
Multimedia arts with Maya Malioutina.
We will use the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Unlike traditional art expression, the process of creation is emphasized rather than the final product.Expressing one’s self artistically can help people resolve different issues as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem and awareness.
What is Wabi – Sabi?
Wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death.It celebrates cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind. It reminds us that we are all but transient beings on this planet-that our bodies as well as the material world around us are in the process of returning to the dust from which we came.Through wabi-sabi, we learn to embrace liver spots, rust, and frayed edges, and the march of time they represent.In these classes I will show you techniques and ideas that you can use to create wabi-sabi inspired art. Together we will honor the rusty, the cracked, the imperfect and the transitory.When you create wabi-sabi art, you allow the process to unfold naturally, witnessing and experiencing the transformation. Creating wabi-sabi art is freeing, because no mistakes can be made. Every "mistake" is viewed as an opportunity and a gift from the creative forces.Enjoying the processes, being open to emotion and acceptance is the ultimate goal.And above all - playing with materials and enjoying the freedom of letting go!
This is my students’ work gallery:
They worked on various topics, related to their transformation, empowerment and healing:-change of career-death of a loved one-romantic relationships-personal empowerment-femininity and womanhood-healing female ancestor linage-passion and creativity