Wabi Sabi: Finding Beauty in Nature's Imperfection and Transience


With Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC

- Monday, April 22, 6-9pm

Wabi Sabi - Creativity Workshop at Smith CenterIn honor of Earth Day, this workshop will explore the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi. Wabi-Sabi is the art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It reminds us that we are all but transient beings on this planet - that our bodies as well as the material world around us are in the process of returning to the dust from which we came. Through wabi-sabi, we learn to embrace liver spots, rust, and frayed edges, and the march of time they represent.

In this creativity workshop, we will create recycled sculptures as homages to the transcience and beauty of human experience, using found objects, boxes, and a delightful assortment of art supplies. Attendees will be invited (but not required) to bring old trinkets and objects that they would like to recycle and share with others (shells, old costume jewelry, stamps, beads, felt, feathers, interesting materials, corks, game pieces, etc.).

Previous art experience is not needed in order to benefit from this arts, healing, and creativity program. The workshop is designed for all ranges of artistic experience - you need not consider yourself an artist to attend.


3 CEC's Available for a $10 Administration Fee

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