Land Marks at West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
March 25th-June 17, 2017
The Anthill Drawings, AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH,
April 28th-June 9, 2017
FOOD FOR THOUGHT courses being offered by Tom Verner & Janet Fredericks in Lincoln, VT
Food for Thought offers four week courses, weekend retreats and workshops along with fine home cooked meals. We will begin each class talking over a delicious meal and then spend two and a half hours entertaining ideas and applying them to the issues and concerns of our own lives.
New! 3 Day Dream Retreat, Visions of the Night
Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20, 2017
Join Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks, teachers for the past thirty years on dreams, creativity and art,for five days of dream immersion. We will gather in a beautiful mountain setting spending five days moving back and forth between the dream universe and the waking world. Nourished by nature and fine food, dreams and creativity, we will explore the world of the creative imagination. In an atmosphere of relaxation and guided inner work, we will gather our waking and sleeping dreams and work with them in creative and respectful ways.
This is a retreat; a time to consciously withdraw into yourself, a time to pay attention to your dreams and inner life. A time to “make something” of your inner images. We will work with our dreams using word and image, poetry and creative materials, meditation and ritual. No experience in art-making is necessary, only a willingness to enter the dream world of the creative unconscious and make something of what we find there. We begin Sunday evening with supper and end Friday afternoon after lunch. There will be opportunities to tent or sleep inside (indoor accommodations limited to 3 people).
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(Limited to 8 participants) $250 to $350 sliding scale
All meals included
Life Journal, Word and Image
Two day Retreat/Workshop
New Date and Hours! Saturday 9:30 AM to 5:00, July 15 and Sunday 10 AM to 5:30, July 16, 2017
The journal work is inspired by a number of sources and over 40 year of practice on the part of the facilitators. Inspiration comes from work done with the great Jungian analyst, Ira Proof, who developed the Intensive Journal Writing method. Grounded in Jung's understanding of the "dialogue" nature of our psyche, we will speak with the characters who make up our psyches and listen and record their responses. We will track the "stepping stones" of our lives and sense the roots from which our lives have grown. We will also learn to work with our dreams in the journal.
As well as writing, there will be exercises where we add the visual image element to our journal work. The image is the first language of the psyche and working visually adds depth and a dreamlike dimension to our journals. No art experience necessary. Materials supplied.
Take this opportunity to pause and reflect on your life and learn the art of keeping a soul journal.
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(Limited to 10 participants) $125-250 sliding scale
Lunches and snacks included
Memories Dreams Reflections, Carl Jung and the Second Half of Life
This four week course will explore Carl Jung’s understanding of the second half of life; that movement from ego to self, from accomplishment to meaning. Using primary text, poetry, stories, journal writing, dream work and art making, we will examine key ideas and images developed by Jung that can help us navigate the second half of life. More a retreat than an academic course, a time to pause and reflect on the meaning and movement at this time in your life.. We will begin each evening with a wholesome meal and conversation after which we will entertain ideas and apply them to the issues of the day and concerns of our own lives.
Also coming up this summer in the studio:
Collaborating with Metta Earth Institute in Lincoln, Vermont, I will be facilitating creative collage in conjunction with their Sustainability Immersion program. Check it out here.
Mondays in the Studio
10 AM to 3 PM
A supportive atmosphere for adventurous new painters to enjoy the benefits of regular practice and learn the basics of acrylic painting.
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