September – October 2018
Enjoy readings from our favorite books, including stores from Stan Went Fishing: Stories and Images of Waking Up by Nancy Dorrier and Paul Fetter.
One about being homesick, one about catching crawdads in a creek and another about being jealous of somebody else’s present, and one more about whether to share a toy or not. Participants can write or draw based on what is read to them and what that makes them imagine. Then participants are invited to read or share their work. Topics include writing a love letter to your parents or grandparents, your favorite food and what color is it and how does it smell, what happens when a pet is sick or dies, how to get along with people, and more.
Please note: A family registration includes admission for a family of four.
The approach to creative writing has a freedom and lightheartedness to it even as we might explore what could be considered dark. We will be bringing light to the dark. We will be introducing you to a tried and true practice that will last a long time in your development as a leader in your life.
Writing topics include:
- Acknowledgment and appreciation
- Challenges and frustrations
- Joy and Happiness
We will explore being read to and how rich that is for our life and relationships. We will write and read what we have written to each other. We will develop the skill of reflective writing and also the skill of listening and not being distracted while listening.
This class will be an introduction for a series of writing classes to be offered in the fall, call the Red Truck Program.
Join this innovative writing program with Nancy Dorrier.
Writer’s Bio: Nancy Dorrier is an organizational and leadership consultant with Dorrier Underwood Consulting located in Charlotte, N.C. She teaches writing to her client leaders as a way to be clear and focused as well as a way to tell their stories and visions for the future. Some of the stories from Stan Went Fishing grew out of a museum trip to Santa Fe.
This fall series curated by Museum Director Amy Lewis Hofland, offers new ways of seeing, contemplating, and being with four Asian art history-based discussions sourcing art and compassion in action and why we need it now. The course includes a reading list.
Only ten seats are available and seats are sold for the entire series. Dates in the series are October 2, October 16, October 30, & November 14 from 2-4 pm.
Although mandalas are traditionally associated with Tibetan Buddhism, radial design is associated with spirituality in multiple cultures around the world, including rangolis in Hinduism, the flower in Islamic art, and woven in god’s eyes in the Americas. This workshop will teach participants how to make a woven mandala mounted on sticks, using the symbolic meaning of the inner circle as inspiration.
This Immersive Mindfulness Training will teach mindfulness as a way of bringing great awareness, ease, energy, and freedom into daily life.
Mastermind facilitators will take participants on a journey through the historical evolution of mindfulness, important brain health benefits of practice, the study of the pillars of mindfulness, and various mindfulness techniques – all in a supportive environment structured to lay the foundation for a sustainable personal practice. Tuition includes eight hours of mindfulness training, parking vouchers, a year-long Artist membership to the Crow Museum of Asian Art, a self-guided tour of the Crow Museum, a breakfast reception both days and lunch on Saturday. This weekend seminar is designed for those looking to deepen their knowledge about the benefits and application of mindfulness and those wanting to commit to a personal own mindfulness practice.
October 20: 9am-3pm
October 21: 9am-Noon
Use code CROWEARLY at check out for the early bird discount through 9/24.