2019 Workshops & Events

Michele Cassou Workshop “Creativity Rediscovered”


Mabel Dodge Luhan House. Taos, New Mexico.
May 10 – May 18, 2019.
One of the longest workshops of the year. Very popular.

Class starts May 10th after dinner, ends May 18th after lunch.
Taught by Michele Cassou via Zoom Teleconferencing and Cherie Ray.

It is rare for most people to use painting for its qualities of inner adventure and self-discovery, to paint purely for the process of exploration, not for the result. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a setting to explore the self through painting, to discover in form and color a powerful tool for uncovering and dissolving blocks to emotional and spiritual expression.

Participants will be given the support and stimulation to develop a natural way of painting based directly upon feeling. The work takes place in an authentic studio setting with large white surfaces to confront the creative void, along with a rich spectrum of colors and brushes.

No prior experience is necessary.
Paints, paper, and brushes supplied.
Please bring a smock.

Price: $2095 – includes all materials, lodging in semi-private room, and gourmet food.
$500.00 deposit to register ($250.00 non-refundable)

Call 1-800-846-2235 to register
or e-mail: mabel@mabeldodgeluhan.com
http://mabeldodgeluhan.com/workshops/

Michele Cassou Workshop

June 9 – June 14, 2019
The Painting Process Rediscovered: The Magic of Spontaneous Expression

Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California.
Esalen Seminar & Scholarship Info | visit the Esalen website 
        

For many of us, it is difficult to simply let go and create. Programmed to fear being judged, we set narrow boundaries on our creativity. The “dragons” of product, meaning, and control limit our choices of subjects, colors, and forms. However, once we find Point Zero, the ground from which creation springs, we can push these fears aside and recapture the magic of spontaneous creation.

This work offers practical ways to dissolve creative blocks and find inspiration so that, in a state of infinite possibility, art becomes not a means to an end but a place we inhabit, a place to explore our true selves and the mystery of our lives. Michele Cassou has created an original approach to painting as a tool for self-discovery and spiritual exploration, guiding students for more than 20 years. This workshop is five days of painting, support, stimulation, free play, and self-realization for artists and seekers of all stripes, educators, counselors, meditators — anyone with a thirst to revitalize the creative juices. No experience is necessary, just the desire to unleash your spontaneous self-expression. Please bring an apron.

Recommended reading, viewing, and listening:

All materials are available at www.michelecassou.comBooks:  Point Zero: Creativity Without Limits; Life, Paint and Passion; and Questions: To Awaken Your Creative Power to the Fullest. DVDs:  Birth of a Process, Point Zero, and The Flowering of Children’s Creativity. CDs:  Creativity Without Limits, Creativity Rediscovered, and Spiritual Aspects of Creativity.

WORKSHOP LEADERS

Michele Cassou, artist and teacher, developed the Point Zero Painting Method, using painting for self-discovery and for exploring the spiritual dimensions of the creative process. She teaches across the U.S. and Europe, at Zen centers and other venues.

 

Cherie Ray brings a blend of caring, experience, and commitment to her work so her clients can experience a deep understanding of how people universally operate and how the creative process works. Cherie offers Intuitive Painting workshops globally, virtually, and in person in Houston, Texas.

 

 

Jane Malek,CMT, began studying the Rosen Method in 1980 and trained with Marion Rosen. She is a senior teacher of Rosen Method Bodywork and a Rosen Movement Training teacher. Jane has a practice in the Monterey area of Calif., and she teaches internationally.

 

Fee for the workshop including lodging, gourmet food (mostly organic), natural hot baths and pool, and spectacular setting right on the coast: $1020 for bunk-bed, $1410 for standard, $675 for sleeping bag accommodation, and other choices of premium rooms-plus $50 painting materials fee.  Prices may change-please check with Esalen.

Call (888)837-2536 for registration and information. Additional number:(831)667-3005 for registration and information. Or, register on-line with Esalen

Michele Cassou Workshop “Creativity Rediscovered”

Taos-workshop
Mabel Dodge Luhan House. Taos, New Mexico.
September 13-21, 2019
One of the longest workshops of the year. Very popular.

Class starts September 13th after dinner, ends September 21st after lunch.
Taught by Michele Cassou via Zoom Teleconferencing and Cherie Ray.

It is rare for most people to use painting for its qualities of inner adventure and self-discovery, to paint purely for the process of exploration, not for the result. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a setting to explore the self through painting, to discover in form and color a powerful tool for uncovering and dissolving blocks to emotional and spiritual expression.

Participants will be given the support and stimulation to develop a natural way of painting based directly upon feeling. The work takes place in an authentic studio setting with large white surfaces to confront the creative void, along with a rich spectrum of colors and brushes.

No prior experience is necessary.
Paints, paper, and brushes supplied.
Please bring a smock.

Price: $2095 – includes all materials, lodging in semi-private room, and gourmet food.
$500.00 deposit to register ($250.00 non-refundable)

Call 1-800-846-2235 to register
or e-mail: mabel@mabeldodgeluhan.com
http://mabeldodgeluhan.com/workshops/