Kintsugi Workshop and Ceremony
November 5th 10am-5pm
Instructor: Glenda Goodrich
Come join us as we delve into the art of breaking and mending as a metaphor for the woundings of life and the beauty that can come from broken places.
The act of breaking a bowl and mending the “scars” with gold is based on the
Japanese art of Kintsugi. Kintsugi teaches us we cannot go back to the way we were before, but instead move forward with our woundings and the beauty it can bring. We accumulate grief, sorrow, pain and carry it with us. This pain is often unseen and unexpressed.
In this ceremony of breaking and mending, you will discover your storehouse of power as you acknowledge your grief and woundings. You will begin to mend that which came before, with what is now in your own unique, beautiful way.
Come and experience this restorative ceremony. Break and mend your bowl and honor the place in you where wounding and beauty coexist.
Please bring a $25 material fee. GG will supply materials for this class
WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS:
- $25 Material Fee
- Journal and pen
- This is an all day event, so please bring your lunch
ABOUT THIS INSTRUCTOR:
Glenda Goodrich (“GG”) is a mixed media artist, art doula, and trained SoulCollage® facilitator who lives in Salem, OR. GG got her experience in mixed media through mentoring with professional artists and self-taught experimentation. She enjoys helping others find their journey toward wholeness through creativity by teaching SoulCollage®, mixed media collage, mono-printing, paper arts, shrine assemblage, and other workshops that focus on one’s unique artistic expression. Her students describe her teaching style as welcoming, open, warm, and supportive.
Through GG’s teaching and guidance people find simple joyful ways to awaken creativity and find passion in life. She has taught mixed media classes at The Art Department Supply Store, Chemeketa Community College, Keizer Art Association, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, the Newport Paper Arts Festival, Runaway Art & Craft Studio, Journeys, Center for Your Soul, and in her home studio in Salem. In addition, she has led retreats at Breitenbush Hot Springs and the Alton Collins Retreat Center. Her book, Solo Passage: 13 Quests, 13 Questions is forthcoming in Fall 2023.
GG has shown work at The Elsinore Gallery, Salem Art Association, Keizer Art Association, The River Gallery, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Southminster Presbyterian Church, Lunaria Gallery, Currents Gallery, and at the Ashland Art Center. You can see GG’s work on her website: www.glendagoodrich.com
Please bring the above materials and a $25 material fee
Location: Silverton Art Center Classroom