[July, 2014]

Welcome to Turtlenosedsnake. I hope this finds you well, and enjoying your travels through the world of wonder and infinite distraction we call the internet. How long has it been since you took a deep belly breath & checked in with your heart, butt and feet? Now might be a good time? Ah! I feel better, too.

The mandala above is from Borobodur, on the island of Java, in Indonesia. I had found colored cloth in all the colors of the 5 directions on the beach in Bali, and cut it into small pieces I could give to people as they traveled around the vast 3D mandala of Borobudur Temple. Many people accepted these small gifts, entered into conversation, and lent images of their beautiful hands to this project. Of course, it helped a lot that many of the schoolkids there had been assigned to practice English with a foreigner. Perfect! We wanted the same things.

 

Upcoming Classes & Workshops:

Embodied Presence- Finding Space
Movement, Meditation and Mudras

We will explore different doorways into enlivened presence and subtle awareness. Using techniques developed in dance improvisation, yoga, meditation and art participants will be guided in ways to discover their own sense of being awake, creative, compassionate, and curious. No previous experience necessary; just a willingness to be with what arises and to enjoy the delights of creative play.
The workshop will include some easy movement practice, both seated and walking meditation, instruction in the meaning of the 5 mudras, and simple painting activity. Wear comfortable clothing.

Date:  August 3rd, 2014  1-4pm
Place: White River Ballet Academy  52 Bridge Street  WRJ
Cost: $40
Instructors: Kate Gamble and Julie Puttgen

To register, please click here.

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Embodied Presence- Finding Dialogue
Movement, Meditation and Engagemen
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We will explore how the practice of meditation, movement, art and shared dialogue can bring greater awareness to out relationship with self and others. Through activities that ask us to become aware of subtle and honest ways we meet one another and our own self, we develop compassion and curiosity. No previous experience is necessary. The facilitators will offer safe and simple opportunities to gradually heighten our ability to connect. We will use exercises developed from dance improvisation, meditation and art to open to this very moment.
Wear comfortable clothing.

Date:  August 10th, 2014  1-4pm
Place: White River Ballet Academy  52 Bridge Street  WRJ
Cost: $40
Instructors: Kate Gamble and Julie Puttgen

To register, please click here.

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Encaustic Painting Evening Classes, at Julie Püttgen Studio (Lebanon, NH). These sessions meet Thursday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:30PM, by appointment. Richly tactile, versatile and rewarding, encaustic painting offers new possibilities to experienced and beginning artists. Class topics will include paint application, including scribing, pouring, layering & glazing; working with opaque, translucent, and transparent colors; additive and reductive surfaces; textural elements; preparation of diverse painting supports; collage; and incorporation of found objects. Limit: 3 participants per session. Fee: $50 per session, per person, for two or more participants; or $90/session, for individual instruction. To register, please contact me.

 

Encaustic Painting Workshop, at Julie Püttgen Studio (Lebanon, NH). This class will meet September 13th, from 10 to 4PM. Richly tactile, versatile and rewarding, encaustic painting offers new possibilities to experienced and beginning artists. Workshop topics will depend on participants, and may include include scribing, pouring, layering & glazing; working with opaque, translucent, and transparent colors; additive and reductive surfaces; textural elements; preparation of diverse painting supports; collage; and incorporation of found objects. Limit: 3 participants. Fee: $150, plus materials. To register, please click here.

 

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I also offer private lessons for adults, teens, and children on an ongoing basis. Please check venue websites for class details, or contact me for information about private lessons.

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Some of my paintings & works on paper are available for sale, here.