Meditative Drawing (six-session workshop)

Meditative drawing is a class where you will learn about meditative practices through drawing. We will study and discover how the ancient Asian cultures utilize drawing meditation practices, such as mandalas, and their variations such as the zen-tangles system to develop mindfulness. Moreover, you will learn about how to boost your creativity and the power and benefits of these practices for mind and body wellness.

Special Notes:
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 28.

What you will learn:

  • To improve your attention and ability to focus

  • Cultivate your mindfulness

  • Meditate while you are drawing

  • How to create your own patterns and designs

  • How to express yourself through your creations

  • Improve your drawing skills

Required supplies:

  • A sketchpad, size 9×12 or 11×14

  • Drawing pencils HB, 2B, 4B, 8B

  • Painters tape (blue)

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Staedtler eraser

  • Cotton swabs

  • 2” brush or similar size

  • Small plastic container for trash

  • Ruler

  • Mechanic pencil

  • Prismacolor colored pencils (box of 24)

  • One charcoal pencil, black

  • One charcoal pencil, white

  • Tracing paper pad 9x12in. Strathmore

  • Black Sharpie, ultra fine point

  • A printer is required for this class (students will be asked to make photocopies of templates and preparatory drawing schemes sent every week by the instructor)