Begin in Retreat
with live sessions & recorded content to bring your soul to life.
Transformative Soul Portrait Retreat Class
Portraits invite & invoke soul
Soul Portraits: Recreating Yourself
12 weeks of Classes with:
-Live 1 hour Group Sessions
-Q & A with Demos & Info
-Recorded Class Content
-1 on 1 Personal Guidance
-Partner Practice & Prompts
-Group Practice & Circle
-Art Ritual & Blessing
Inclusive, Deep & Diverse
Holistic: Mind, Body & Spirit
Experiential & embodied
Archived & Flexible Material
Art: Technique & History
"Magical Value of Art"
Do you want to . . ?
Self-Portrait your way . . .
Remember the sacred power of art
Soul Portrait: Overview of the Journey
What people are saying . . . amazing!
Is this path for you?
Another option . . . if you want
Additionally, I can gather the supplies & send them to you. If you are interested, please indicate so, when you fill out the questionnaire in the first lesson. There will be an additional cost for supplies plus shipping.
Art as a process & product, a path & destination as one
Visionary & Ritual Art History, Theory & Practice
Guided Meditation & Transformational Soul Contact
Wound Healing & Integration as a Painted Process
Art Elements, Composition, Technique & Skills
Sacred Art Appreciation, Creation & Sharing
Course Structure embodies SOUL
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Heather Taylor-Zimmerman, PhD
A soul portrait is an artistic rendering of your soul--whatever form or medium that it takes. Reflecting the unique vision and experience of being in communion and communication with your soul, this is not about the product but a process that the product embodies. We are walking upon painted steppingstones in creating the art that creates you. In this art you are reflecting upon yourself in a conscious act of deep seeing to really look into the depths of your being and witness your fullness from your weakness to greatness--and to love or embrace it. What you are called upon to include in your portrait is symbolic of this process & a window into your soul.
To create art is to create yourself. This is an act of seeing and being seen. Soul portraits reach beyond your outer image to the image that resides inside--the image of your heart and soul. Like any creative undertaking, a soul portrait is as much about reflecting through sight and insight as it is about painting, carving, or creating. You are seeing and seeing through the eyes of the soul to sense inner purpose, passion, and potential buried in your unconscious like seeds waiting to blossom. Including soul dialogues that are documented in a journal and on the back of the art, you are learning to see and hear the call of your soul.
Friday Evening Opening Circle
Dream journaling, sketching & sharing. Color power & symbolic imagery introduction. Blessing & intention with canvas & initiating color play.
Guided visualization & entering the liminal space. Creating reverie & an introduction to visionary art: how to enter & draw the imaginal space as an icon.
Deep sharing, demos & Q & A, followed by space creation, an introduction to ritual art & dedication. Weaving the thread ritual & continuing circle . . .
Active Imagination & Automatic Writing: Talking to soul through art as a medium of communion.
Cultural Heritage & Ancestors: How is our art informed by ancestral roots & remembering?
Symbol & Symmetry: There are many ways to achieve balance & you get to find yours.
Iconography & Sacred Art: Remembering ritual purpose & meaning in the painted process.
Underlying Purpose & Symbolism: Exploring the underlying process of sacred art in iconography.
Sacred Geometry & Archetypal Patterns: Creating order out of chaos with the basic elements of nature.
Some basics for both literal & abstract art in response to your art projects & specific requests.
Putting the Composition Together to embody your vision in visionary art to guide you in your life.
Adding in color & Texture to bring your image to life as you explore soul in & through art.
Adding Detail & Glazes to "finish" your art with layers of meaning embodied in details as a lesson.
Sharing, Affirmations & Ritual as we celebrate our journey together as both soul process & portrait.
To create is to give birth to yourself.
Opening your container
Gathering yourself and supplies
Reflect on Yourself: Create a Container
Closing your container
Moving into your vision
Return to Your Life: Integrate Your Insight
Reflecting on Soul
Seeing Through Soul: Envision Yourself
Sketching an Image: Envisioning Self
Serve Inner Need: Activate the image
Embody Your Soul: Create Your Composition
Manifesting a Vision
Soul-centered Design: Symbolic Creation
Paint Your Vision: Adding Color
Animate Your Portrait: Living Image
Accepting Your Self: Healing Wholeness
Creating a container
Share with a partner
Gather in a group
Connecting Above and Below
A connection with the earth
Connecting a Body and Body of Art
A rainbow bridge of color
Our body & body of art bridge heaven & earth in the rainbow colors of our paint pallet. They are levels of vibration & states of consciousness, reflecting the electromagnetic spectrum in creative chakra centers as well as many other archetypal forms. Recognizing their psychological power, colors are used in prompts & activities as a form of exploration and creation, a powerful creative energy.