Workshop Series at The Sou’wester
Busy Hands Quiet Minds: Weaving as Meditation with Samantha LaMont & Natalie Novak
In this class we’ll explore creative meditation through the use of flower essences and the ancient craft of weaving. Weaving is a methodical and slow practice. As our hands get involved with each stitch our minds are free to rest from our conscious stream of thought. It is in this state of quiet that we are best able to hear our creative voice and let it SHINE! The flower essences will unlock any barriers to your true creative self as your fingers dance across the loom.
Instructors Natalie Novak and Samantha LaMont will be your guides as you use these simple, traditional tools to enter a meditative state. Join this class and learn not only how to weave, but also how weaving can be a tool used daily for self care and meditation. Students will leave with the flower essences we use in class plus a complete weaving kit. Kit includes a frame loom, essential weaving tools, illustrated instructions, yarn and a special tote to carry it all home in.
Samantha LaMont is a weaver, painter, and teacher living in Portland, OR. She creates ritual art and cultivates a practice of being through guided meditation and flower exploration. Her work is often spiritual and abstractly explores themes of expanded consciousness and mysticism. Samantha has been studying with her mentor, Shayne Case, an intuitive healer, for over two years. Learning about healing and the art of gem/flower essence through meditation and spirit guided inner exploration. She started her painting and weaving business, Cardinal Point, in 2014 and has been blown away by the encouragement of the north west community. Teaching has always been a passion, showing others how to paint and weave comes naturally, seeing the excitement of students is pure joy. Art is for everyone, and it is an honor for her to share this gift.
Natalie Novak is an artist in Portland, Oregon. She has studied Navajo style weaving and tapestry at the Damascus Fiber Arts School as well as drawing and painting at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Natalie works primarily in tapestry, drawing from ancient and contemporary weaving techniques to explore color relationships, modern mysticism and the (super)natural world. Currently Natalie maintains a dedicated practice at her home studio and teaches this meditative craft to students in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Through weaving Natalie has cultivated so much joy; through teaching she is honored to share that magic with others.
COST: $40 plus a $65 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to instructor.) Materials fee includes a complete Weaving as Meditation kit: loom, set of weaving tools, flower & gem essences, illustrated weaving instruction book, essence zine, warp string for future weaves and lots of yarn and fibers to take home in a specially screen-printed tote.
BRING: An open heart and an inquisitive spirit! Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided).
There will be an optional Meet & Greet Saturday night Feb 24th at 7pm followed by an optional guided bedtime meditation.
All workshops are open to the public.
All Skill Levels Welcome.
This workshop is for students all ages but minors must be accompanied by an adult.
14 students max.
RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-642-2542
The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644
This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.