Exploring Your Fears Through Collage with Stacy Stultz
“In art one must throw one’s life away in order to gain it.” Kafka
Fear is a universal experience. In this class, we will examine and acknowledge our deep-seeded fear and sit with it through the process of collage and art assemblage until it resonates with us, leading us to a journey of healing. Fear is not a problem to be solved but a tool to dismantle our structures of being.
“Bravery is not the absence of fear but an intimacy with it.”
Collage allows for us to find images that we may not be able to create otherwise. Looking through collected imagery; finding words, photos and pictures which illustrate your fears may begin the process of stepping toward them. Once this process is complete and organized in visual form, we will then gather images that help to heal, unravel and dispel the myth of that fear or fears and how it plays a role in preventing you from growing into your gifts.
Hopefully, this process will find you humbled and befriending yourself.
“This very moment is the perfect teacher and is always present.’ Pema Chodren
Let’s journey to wholly unanticipated expansion. Let’s answer what our fear says about us and what we would like to do with that fear. Where there is fear there is power. Personal imagery can move us from fear to joy as we assemble. move paper, overlay and tell out stories through collage.
“The man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.” Micheal de Montaigne
We will witness the journeys of others and how they expressed their troubles and eventual healing through this process. I hope it will bring you some clarity and at least the beginning of a journey to self.
Supplies: Magazines, photo, hand-made images, words, phrases, glue sticks, glue, brushes, and card stock. Writing in any media and adding your own work is welcomed!
*This course is being taught by art educator and therapist Stacy Stultz.