Art as Contemplative Practice: Expressive Pathways to the SELF

April 20th, 2018

7:15am: Check-in, Coffee/tea
7:30-9:40am: Featured Program/Discussion

 

Michael A. Franklin, PhD, ATR-BCHost: Barry Erdman

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About The Presentation

 Art as contemplative practice will feature original artwork, personal stories, and an art-focused synthesis of various contemplative traditions such as art as meditation and art as yoga.

Drawing upon his 30 years as a practitioner-researcher, visual artist, and cancer survivor, Michael A. Franklin will offer a thought-provoking guide to the nuances of art as contemplative practice. Firsthand experience, original artwork, and a synthesis of various contemplative traditions such as art as meditation and art as yoga will be highlighted and discussed.

About the Presenter

Michael A. Franklin is the chair of the graduate Transpersonal Art Therapy program at Naropa University and founder of the Naropa Community Art Studio. Throughout his career, Michael has practiced as a clinician and educator, directing the art therapy programs at the College of St. Teresa and Bowling Green State University. Michael lectures and leads workshops internationally and has published articles on various subjects including aesthetics, self-esteem, AIDs iconography, interpretive strategies, community based art therapy, arts-based research, and contemplative approaches including yoga, meditation and visual empathic methods. Michael’s current research focuses on integrating art therapy/education, social engagement, yoga philosophy, and meditation. This investigation has culminated in the recent publication of: Art as Contemplative Practice: Expressive Pathways to the SELF with SUNY Press.

Additional Resources

ArtisYoga.com

See Michael’s Book/Read first chapter: Art as Contemplative Practice

 

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