The workshop includes a discussion of the promise of Archetypal Dreamwork followed by an experiential component that involves enacting dreams with the help of the group. North of Eden teachers will be on hand to demonstrate this process with their own dreams before participants are invited to step into their own unconscious.
Lancaster and Bregman have been praised by attendees for their ability to create a “safe container” in which participants can experience the strong messages dreams carry and the deep feelings they evoke.
The four-day workshop takes place Thursday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, Feb. 11-13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Depot, 300 South Townsend Avenue in Telluride. Tuition is $500.
Founded over 35 years ago by Bregman, North of Eden offers one-on-one therapy, dreamwork retreats, classes, and publications from North of Eden Press. Archetypal Dreamwork has grown from its Vermont roots to capture the attention of people across the country and abroad. It has been discussed by Oprah, on the New York Times website, and on National Public Radio. Lancaster and Bregman have presented the transformative power of Archetypal Dreamwork throughout the United States, in Canada, and in Europe.
To learn more about Archetypal Dreamwork, visit www.northofeden.com. For more information about the workshop at Ah Haa School, contact Ellen Leonard at 802/249-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ahhaa.org.
Young, Lescroart to Head PAX in 2011
MONTROSE – Public Art Experience welcomes two new leaders in 2011, committee co-chairs Michelle Young and Caroline Lescroart.
Both local business owners and longtime PAX committee members, Young and Lescroart look forward to a successful year of arts education and outreach in keeping with PAX’s mission to offer outdoor sculpture displays and opportunities for public involvement in the arts.
“I am pleased to be part of the PAX leadership team,” Lescroart said. “I think it is a great program, and it benefits everyone who lives in or visits our community.”
“Art has always been an important part of my life,” Young said, “and PAX is important to the health and economic vitality of Montrose. I am excited about this year, as we renew our focus on outreach and education. We look forward to hosting more school tours, and to involving more people of all ages in the arts.” PAX, which coordinates an annual sculpture display in downtown Montrose, is a subcommittee of the Montrose Association of Commerce and Tourism in partnership with the City of Montrose. All works of sculpture on loan through PAX are offered for sale to the public.
Over the past five years, PAX has contributed $46,350 worth of sculptures to the city’s permanent sculpture collection. The most recent PAX acquisitions are Montrose artist Jerry Dunbar’s “Buddies,” and Ridgway Sculptor Michael McCullough’s “Red Fox.”
PAX Patrons for 2011 include the City of Montrose, Four Seasons Investment Advisors, Montrose Association of Commerce and Tourism, Around the Corner Art Gallery, and Wells Fargo Bank. Sponsors include Montrose Arts Council, Montrose Daily Press, Mountain Valley Fish and Oyster, Inc., and the Montrose Community Foundation. For more information contact Young at 970/240-3031 or Lescroart at 970/209-3191, or visit the PAX website, cityofmontrose.org/art.
Warm Your Winter with Weehawken Photography Workshops
OURAY COUNTY – Those who own an SLR digital camera have several opportunities to master their photography skills this winter. Weehawken Creative Arts has upcoming workshops for all kinds of photographers, including those interested in photo editing and manipulation.
Coming up soon is Richard Durnan's Digital SLR Photography Basics workshop, meeting weekly in Ridgway on Thursday evenings, Jan. 25-Feb. 22, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Students will learn essential photographic skills such as familiarization with their camera’s controls and how to compose a pleasing image. Weekly assignments provide an opportunity for students to critique and learn from each other’s work. A new addition to the popular class is a new section introducing digital editing and workflow.
Those with point-and-shoot cameras can take advantage of Durnan’s Saturday, Feb. 5 workshop in Ridgway, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. This class is for anyone, no matter their level of experience, and will teach the basics of camera operation, composition, and how to print images.
In another day-long workshop in Ridgway on Sunday, Feb. 13, Durnan will teach Winter Photography class from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A great way to take advantage of the beautiful winter landscape of the San Juan Mountains, the class teaches about managing cameras in the cold, exposures, and equipment handling.
In Ouray, Steve Traudt and his assistant Dick Colby lead a 9 a.m.-4 p.m. workshop on Saturday, March 5, titled “All New Photoshop Elements.” Beginners and Intermediate students will learn new features of the latest version of the Photoshop, while receiving hand-on experience, including optimizing photos, printing and saving images.
Two “quickie” classes on Saturday, March 26, Digital Quickstart Workshop (9 a.m.-noon) and Digital HDR: Newest Techniques in High Dynamic Range Photography (1-4 p.m.), offer more intense training in a shorter period of time. Digital Quickstart is a fast-paced class covering compact digital camera basics, from camera settings to resolution to downloading images. The afternoon HDR class explores a process that blends multiple images using software to create unique and dramatic photographs.
Details about each of the instructors, as well as supply lists, online registration, pricing and more are available with at weehawkenarts.org or by calling 970/318-0150.