It’s time to get your journals out! The new weekly Visual Journal workshop, Art & Soul, launches this week. I am excited to be sharing this creative outlet once again in my local community. In addition to teaching in person, I will be sharing images from my own journals here on the Unity Arts Ministry articles page. Follow along with my Monday shares for tips and techniques.
My hope is that wherever you are, you will be inspired to try keeping a Visual Journal as a process of deeper connection to Creative Spirit.
Whether you are joining me live or participating from afar, I would like to invite you to join our FaceBook group dedicated to Visual Journals. https://www.facebook.com/groups/VisualJournalCommunity/
Blessings on your creative journey,
ART & SOUL: CONNECTING THROUGH VISUAL JOURNALS
Come join Rev. Jen for an evening of meditation and creative expression. Visual Journals are a fun and safe way to explore emotions, process life, tune in to inner guidance, and deepen your awareness of the Divine. Using a variety of mixed media art materials you will be given free reign to express yourself onto the page. Crayons, collage, markers or paint, anything goes.
Keeping a Visual Journal is a therapeutic process that can be engaged by anyone regardless of past artistic experience.
Program meets weekly at Unity Village, Wednesdays 6:30-8:00PM. Each week, Rev. Jen will lead you in a 10 minute meditation for relaxation and reflection followed by an open studio art journal experience. Brief material demonstrations, varied art supplies, gentle guidance and support provided. Please bring your own art journal or sketchbook.
Check our events calendar for listings of upcoming workshops including this one!
Location: Unity Village, Admin Bldg, 6th Floor Conference Room.*
*NOTE: Access to the 6th floor requires use of stairs. Most external doors will be locked at the time of our program. Enter through the “Security” door in the back corner of the lot near the bookstore. The door is slightly hidden behind tall bushes on either side. Turn left through the ground level to the elevators (on your left). Take the elevator to the 5th Floor. Take the stairs to the 6th floor through the door on your left when you exit the elevator. Map to 6th Floor Mtg. Rm.
Here’s what previous participants have to say about the process of creating Visual Journals with Rev. Jen.
“I have loved this workshop. Thank you Jeniffer. It has given me a valuable tool to deal with the memories that overwhelm. I can conquer them through this. I feel EMPOWERED!” -Jo
“Being able to smear the paint and express myself while I squished and oozed my fingers in the mess of my past life was wonderful. Unbelievably comforting & healing.” -Joanne P.
“Perfect timing Karma… I needed this class right now. After two years of turmoil, this week is showing a lot of light at the end of my very long tunnel. Thanks Jeniffer, for helping me tell myself what I already knew, but just needed to make that jump.” -Tracy C
“Everything suddenly made so much sense. It was like a ton of weight was taken off my shoulders. It was okay being me and understanding what being enough is. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this experience.” -Linn
About the Program Facilitator
Reverend Jeniffer Hutchins is the founding minister of Unity Arts Ministry. As an artist and ordained Unity minister, her mission is to inspire self-reflection and personal transformation through spiritual principles and the healing power of art. Rev. Jeniffer presents creative workshops; gives inspirational talks at churches and retreats around the country; and is the host of the upcoming television series “The Art of You” on The New Though Channel.
She is a featured artist and interviewee in the book Crafting Gratitude: Creating and Celebrating Our Blessings with Hands and Heart by Maggie Oman Shannon and is a staff writer for a daily devotional magazine.
Jeniffer’s artwork has been represented by galleries in the South East and showcased in solo and juried exhibitions nationally. She has been featured in City View Magazine and on multiple Unity.fm programs including “Call of Spirit,” “The Creative Spirit,” and “Let’s Talk About It.”