Category Archives: Workshops

2012 Arts Alliance Workshop Jan 21-22: Holistic Marketing for the Cultural Creative

What is Holistic Marketing?
by Andrea Adler, Founder of Holistic PR
and the author of The Science of Spiritual Marketing and Creating an Abundant Practice

There has never been a time in our history when an innovative, inspired approach to marketing has been more important.  Understanding that intention and energy are behind every word and image we use in our materials and in our outreach, makes a huge impact as to how we are perceived and whom we attract.  Everything we do and say directly impacts the prosperity of our business. Traditional marketing methods no longer work.  We clearly need a new paradigm.

Holistic PR integrates both spiritual and practical principles into our mindset, materials and outreach. Instead of using traditional applications, which are not sustainable over time, Holistic PR offers a spiritual and holistic approach that creates a somatic, sensory response—the body in its wholeness, the mind, heart and the spirit as a unity—so that our audience resonates energetically with who we are and what we have to offer.  It infuses all aspects of our marketing with the essence of our work.

By working with the emotional, physical, linguistic and ontological aspects to achieve a depth of attraction, we invite clients and workshop participants to embark on a journey called, The Science of Spiritual Marketing: Initiation into Magnetism.  Why magnetism?  Because, when we are in alignment with our true destiny on an energetic level, we are in sync and we magnetize those synchronicities, coincidences, and people that we want to bring to us—effortlessly, gracefully.

This unique and proven process can easily be taught and applied.  Whether you are a large or small business owner, an entrepreneur, a student or a real estate tycoon, or an artist, the principles are exactly the same.  Holistic PR’s holographic approach will provide you with clarity— an entire A to Z marketing strategy—to support you in creating dynamic marketing materials that magnetize you to the audience you want to attract.

For over thirty years, I have had the privilege to guide business owners from all professions in holistic marketing principles. The adventure of engaging in this conscious intention and awakening people to their fullest potential is my commitment and highest reward.

All rights reserved   ©Andrea Adler

For workshop details and registration form
visit the Arts Alliance website.

Architect and Author Anthony Lawlor in Three Rivers This Weekend…

“Life is in the space between. We focus on words, people, clothes, houses, cars, jobs, food, trees… Mostly, we dwell in pauses; we inhabit the openings between gestures and relationships. In traffic, in line, at the desk, at the table, on the path, we wait; we stare out the window; we muse; we worry; we laugh; we confuse; we clarify; we explore. Most of the time, we ignore the gaps. In our ignorance, we miss a major aspect of life.”

“The edge is the unknown way into thinking, speaking, acting and dwelling in wholeness. Though people have lived in wholeness before, we have the possibility of entering a new, global wholeness. The edge in this transformation is creating and employing technology, culture and personal modes of living that point beyond their individual forms to the underlying wholeness that connects them all. The edge is living a spiritual life without the fracturing influence of dogma or self-righteousness. The edge is expanding beyond the personal viewpoint to recognize and live the comprehensive field of vision we already are. I see the world this way, because this is where I am.”

“I don’t create the sacred, I acknowledge its presence and remove what hides our perception of it. For me, the sacred is the whole of life. The only thing that could be considered not sacred is the fragmented viewpoint that attempts to divide the world into sacred and profane. In the all-inclusive, indigenous awareness of the sacred even the fragmented view is within the circle of the sacred. The sacred view engages the totality of life as a breathing conscious being/process encompassing creation and destruction devouring itself to continue its existence.”

“I avoid beginning a design with a preconceived symbol or pattern. Overlaying prefigured forms on a client or the land prevent the design from emerging within the circumstances of the project. Instead, I listen and look for the patterns that already exist within the project. I work to reveal those patterns. For this purpose, there is an image of the design process that guides my work: the participants in the design gather in a circle, we peer into the space within the circle, watching what patterns arise from formlessness into form.”

[Quotes are from an interview with Anthony Lawlor on January 10, 2011 by planteshifter on Open Myth Source]

Meet Anthony Lawlor at the Arts Alliance Mixer and Potluck Dinner on Friday, October 28 at 6 pm, at the Three Rivers Arts Center. And, come to his workshop, on October 29, called Creative Alchemy: Releasing the Artist’s Soul. Call 559-561-4671 to sign up for workshop. There are still some spaces open at this late date.

Making Hand-Made Paper Workshop on April 30

Workshop sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Three Rivers

April 30, 2011 from 10-4 pm
Taught by Three Rivers artist, Elsah Cort and held at her Three Rivers studio

This workshop will introduce you to making paper, using various materials including recycled paper, dried plant materials and scraps of this and that.  We will learn about the process of simple paper-making, producing paper that can be used for other art projects such as collage, or simply as an artwork itself.  We will make our own moulds and deckles, the screened frames used to make paper. Using blenders, we will make our paper batches and learn how to include color and other materials to add texture and interest.  It’s a slightly messy process, so wear comfortable work clothes.  Bring a sack lunch.  We will be working inside and outside, enjoying the springtime panorama.

Suggested materials to bring with you:

1. Wear old clothes or bring an apron.
2. Bring 2-4 old towels and a sponge.
3. Collect scraps of paper, junk mail, colored paper, pressed flowers, dried or fresh flowers, dried leaves, glitter, kitchen herbs, things to add to your paper pulp.

Required materials to bring with you:

1. Two old wooden picture frames or 2 canvas stretcher frames, both the same size, no larger than 8X10 (screening will be provided by me to make the paper frames, called mould and deckles).
2. A cat litter box to be used for paper pulp batches. I have found these work well.
3. Old cotton material (sheets, pillow cases work well) that will be torn into pieces the same size as your frames, or some felt to cut into the same sizes.
NOTE: if you want to buy a professional mould and deckle or paper-making box, you can get kits from Arnold Gummer. They run between $40-75.

Limited enrollment space of 6 for this workshop, so sign up early. Registration fee, if you sign up before April 16, 2011: $75 for non Arts Alliance members; $45 for Arts Alliance members. Add $20 to registration fee after April 16, 2011. Additional fee of $15 for materials, only if you wish all materials to be supplied for you. Refund will be given minus $25 administration fee, for cancellation if made by April 16th.

Call 559-561-4671 for more information. Download registration form here.

To join the Arts Alliance, download membership form here. Dues are $20, giving you membership through the calendar year.

Creating a Well Being Mandala Workshop

The Arts Alliance of Three Rivers presents its first workshop for 2011.

Creating a Well Being Mandala

Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10-4 pm
Three Rivers Arts Center
Taught by Half Moon Bay artist, Judy Shintani

Almost everyone is concerned about his or her health. But, how often do we create art to honor our well being? In this workshop we will have the opportunity to focus on our health using meditation, writing, art-making, and sharing.  We will look at the mandala, the sacred symbol of the circle, and why we will be using it as our foundation for this workshop. We can choose to give attention to a particular health issue or to honor  our bodies. For example, one could focus on their hands which may be challenged by carpel tunnel syndrome, or their heart experiencing sadness, or pay tribute to strong legs that have carried them throughout their lives.

We will explore and discuss the power of intention and learnings, that arise out of artistic concentration. Examples will be shown of how different cultures and artists, such as Frida Kahlo and the instructor, Judy Shintani, have used art and symbology for healing, health, and expression.  She will conduct a short visual meditation during which participants will tap into their own landscape and personal journey, which they can incorporate into their well being mandalas.

A variety of materials will be provided for participants to pick and choose.  They may also bring their own media. Shintani will show and discuss layering and texturing techniques incorporating acrylic paint, collage, writing, and incorporating found objects, using sewing and glue guns.  Journaling is encouraged throughout the process as surprising feelings and thoughts can arise and transform during the art-making. Everyone will be invited to discuss and share their finished art pieces.

Judy Shintani is an assemblage and installation artist, who focuses on remembrance, connection, and storytelling, with a Masters Degree in transformative art from John F. Kennedy University and a BS in graphic design from San Jose State.  She exhibits throughout the Pacific Northwest, and is an educator to creatives of all ages. Her art practice reflects a universal theme of story and healing with an emphasis on art as a spiritual practice. She has conducted workshops throughout the Pacific North West, and lives in Half Moon Bay, California.

Judy Shintani website
Judy Shintani blog

She says, “My art focuses on remembrance, connection, and storytelling. I make assemblages, produce installations and create performances, to generate visual stories which often bring vital issues to light. I form objects of healing, similar to fetish figures created by indigenous cultures. My ancestry is an area of inspiration for me. In honoring these stories, I provide healing for my family – past, present, and future. Some of my sculptures are tributes to my family matriarchy – my grandmothers and my mother.  Often through my work, others see a universal theme of story and healing that touches issues in their own lives. I am grateful to collaborate with communities as they focus on their own voice and wellness through art.”

Limited enrollment space for this workshop, so sign up early. Registration fee, if you sign up before March 5, 2011: $95 for non Arts Alliance members; $65 for Arts Alliance members. Add $20 to registration fee after March 5th.

Call 559-561-4671 for more information.  Registration form can be downloaded here.