• Fosters: Visual & verbal literacy 
  • Intuitive insight & guidance
  • Embodied creative imagination 
  • Multi-modal & intelligence
  • Holistic & holographic perception
  • Personal & collective healing 
  • Body-mind-spirit connection
  • Understanding, integration & retention
  • Life wellbeing & success

Why should I take this course?

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Objectives. reawaken a love for learning in fun and innovative ways to improve learning, healing and transformation in all aspects of your life. 

Each week will include an objective like removing creative blocks or self-reflection and an artist who exemplifies the process, walking you through a journey of creative discovery including a variety of expressive arts.

Artists include: Frida Kahlo, Georgia O' keeffe, C G Jung, Picasso, Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Gabriel Roth, Wassily Kandinsky as well as traditions that are collective like the art of Indian mythology and Native American totem design.

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Paintings are but research and experiment. I never make a painting as a work of art. All of them are researches. I search constantly and there is a logical sequence in all this research. . .  The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. 
Pablo Picasso

Who is this path for?

ARB Research is for everyone, whether you are a student of life or a teacher in a classroom, because it is really about opening to a new and yet ancient way of knowing. This path is designed to help student and teacher in all of us. Jung said that the "soul is everywhere that scholarliness is not" but this is really a new and yet ancient form of imaginal scholarship. 
Scholarliness alone is not enough; there is a knowledge of the heart that gives deeper insight. The knowledge of the heart is in no book and is not to be found in the mouth of any teacher, but grows out of you like the green seed from the dark earth. . . soul speaks in images
c g jung
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. 
c g jung
Learning gives creativity. Creativity leads to thinking. Thinking provides knowledge. Knowledge makes you great . . . dreams transform into thoughts . . . in action.
abdul kalam
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One of the fundamental facts of creative existence is that it produces something objectively significant for culture, but t hat at the same time these achievements always represent subjective phases of an individual development of the individuation process of the creative [person].
erich neumann

You are recreating yourself

All art is said to be a self-portrait and at the root of art (s)-based research or ABR is the truth that you are creating yourself as a body of art. This art is a form of embodied wisdom that is uniquely adapted to reach unconscious and collective material beyond our conscious perception. It is natural & emergent like a seed growing out of us to bridge above and below, art is both transcendent and immanent, a living force and unstoppable power that creates and evolves us. The trick is to find out how YOU work with art in YOUR way.

What will you learn?

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People learn through art in different ways

Find your way (we include all 3)

Create art to learn & heal
art-based
Use another's art to learn
art-informed
Integrate art in your process 
art-influenced
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  • Embodied imagination in yoga
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  • Painting wounds with Frida Kahlo
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  • Personal & collective
  • Painting: abstract & realistic
  • Writing: poetry & story
  • Musical: singing & drumming
The Art of Making
The skill you need to become a real professional.
Develop your skills
Learn the tools used by the world's top professionals.
Read. Watch. Learn.
Boost your confidence, master "the field".
The eye, the window of the soul, is the chief means whereby the understanding can most fully and abundantly appreciate the infinite works of Nature;
Aristotle
It [soul] is not to be thought. It is to be viewed. It is a painting . . . 
c g Jung

Remember Visual Thought:
A Time to Remember Past Knowing

Art-based research is a kit to help you explore creative ways of knowing. 
  • Creating Partnerships 
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Forming Groups
  • Teaching Skills
  • Guiding Visualizations  
  • Charting Strategies
The soul never thinks without a picture. . . As sight is to body, so understanding is to soul. 
Aristotle

Modern Artists

Friends & Guests

From multi-media collage to felt, ceramic, mosaic, sacred geometry, and more, artists of different disciplines have gathered to give talks, interviews, demonstrations and more. Come explore the power of art.

Archetypal Examples

Visionaries through Time

Going back through time, artist examples serve as archetypal stepping stones to guide and teach us. From Jung to Picasso, O'keefe to Kahlo, these visionaries show us a way forward in our time.

Heather's Experience 

Learning & Healing

Combining over 4 decades of study on the power of art with graphic recording & facilitation training, Heather offers ways to learn and transform through art from mind mapping to nature-based ritual. 

Art-Based Learning

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  • Right & Left brain hemispheres
  • Conscious and Unconscious
  • Personal & collective unconscious 
  • Inner "Masculine" & "Feminine"
  • Spiritual & Material
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  • Writing: poetry & story
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Art is a way to learn that is creative, holistic & natural

You evolved to learn through art

Humans evolved over 45,000 years of art (vs 4,500 years of writing). You were made for this! 

Art connects to the deep unconscious and its embodied wisdom & wounds.

To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.
georgia o'Keeffe
Art intuitively apprehends coming changes in the collective unconsciousness.
carl jung

Go backward to see forward

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Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Edgar Degas
A medium of communication is not merely a passive conduit for the transmission of information but rather an active force in creating new social patterns and new perceptual realities . . .Revolutionary art and visionary physics are both investigations into the nature of reality. . . to imagine things other than they are is the essence of hope. It is also the stuff of revolution.
Leonard shlain 

Embodied and Holistic Education

We are in a time of rediscovery, remembering the past and past ways of knowing. The word idea comes from the Latin root "to see," and this art offers an embodied gnosis that is inclusive & transdisciplinary. Art includes forms from painting to poetry & dance with an emphasis on the visual, embodied & nonverbal to restore balance and greater efficacy (and fun) in education.
The Art of Making
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Dream Journal

Begin to record your dreams

Combining words, drawings, and doodling, record your dreams. You can map the dreamscape and color it in or write stream of consciousness, whatever works to anchor the memory and experience for you to return, observe patterns, and learn lessons. 

Befriending Nightmares

Turn toward your fear

As hard (and silly) as it sounds, turning toward and befriending nightmares creates a surprising response: an ally. 

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Structure: You are held in CIRCLE

This is called Circle Passages because it is held in a circle. As you undergo your rite of passage there are 3 circles that provide safe passage.

A circle of ONE

whether student or teacher

This is a process that develops personal insight, healing, and understanding.

A family approach

made of siblings and parents

In this process you are held by your family as you heal and grow together 

A community CIRCLE

You are held in a larger circle

From beginning to end, you are held within the circle of your community.

Envision your future

At its heart this is a vision quest on which each step allows you to see further into your future, gaining insight on where you are going. Vocation means soul's call and rites of passage are designed as archetypal steps to lead you to a new identity, name, calling, and role in community. They help you step into your power and purpose in a new way. 

12 weeks to deeper learning

We begin and end wi

Week 0: van Gogh

Review of your experiences with art

Like any pilgrimage or rite of passage, this journey begins with some preparation. So, we send out information on the path and process for you to read to orient you and open with a circle.

Week 13: Michelangelo

Continuing exploration & education

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Week 1: Picasso

Introduction & Orientation

Like any pilgrimage or rite of passage, this journey begins with some preparation. So, we send out information on the path and process for you to read to orient you and open with a circle.

Week 2: Ganesha

Overcoming Resistance

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Week 3: Munch

Self-Reflection on Relationship to Art

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Week 4: Jung

Relating to Art as Teacher

Holding circle and beginning to separate from your old life.
What do you want to leave behind? 

Week 5: Kahlo

Art-based Research Ex. 1 Self-portrait

Designing your rite of passage for YOU.
What do you want to bring with you and experience?

Week 6: Kandinsky

Art-based Research Ex. 2

Circling up for intention: gather in ceremony.
Who are you and what calls you?

Week 7: Roth

Art-informed Research Ex. 1

Entering onto the land to transform and create a power circle.
What is your calling, purpose, and identity? 

Week 8: O' Keeffe

Art-informed Research Ex. 2

Returning into a circle of story, ceremony, and power.
How are you witnessed and mirrored in your power?

Week 9

Art-influenced Research Ex. 1

Re-entering family, tribe, and community as your new identity.
Who are you now in relationship with the world?

Week 10: Kahlo

Art-influenced Research Ex. 2

Rippling out in your new life, purpose, and vision.
What do you want to do looking forward?

Week 11

Week 1 Creating an initial circle

Like any pilgrimage or rite of passage, this journey begins with some preparation. So, we send out information on the path and process for you to read to orient you and open with a circle.

Week 12

Week 2  Expanding your circle

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Return to your archetypal roots 

As a practice held throughout time but lost in our time, rites of passage return us to our human roots and to our authentic self. This is a call back into our body and the body of the land, but it is also a call back to ourselves, our families, and lives. Rites of passage bring us home.

Open to the wisdom of lineage

What calls to you to heal? It could be the call of your ancestors and family lineage as much as your d. It could be your soul, a song of the bird, or the beauty of the sunrise. On this path you will leave patterns in your past to move more fu. lly into your future. Separation, transformation, and integration lead you to transform yourself but also those around you

A power instrument

Reflecting traditions throughout the ages, you get to create a rattle or a drum to help hold your vision. Constructed throughout your journey, you draw or decorate your instrument with symbolic images from your initiatory journey, embodied in an instrument that empowers your life.