Aromatherapy Class: All About Aromatherapy This class covers everything about the basics of clinical aromatherapy: where essential oils come from, the various botanical names, how they are manufactured, what properties they contain that are helpful to our health and well-being--everything you need to know to get you started on a wonderful adventure with essential oils. Find out about the "Fab Four" essential oils that no home should be without, the best delivery systems for the oils, the necessary precautions, and sources to obtain the oils. 2 hours
Aromatherapy Class: Calm in the Midst of Chaos In times of stress, it is helpful to have the tools that work to create a calm and peaceful state of mind. Using essential oils is an easy and effective way to regain emotional equilibrium. The sense of smell bypasses the intellectual part of our brains and goes straight to the limbic area where memory and emotions reside. You can literally change your mood in minutes if you know the correct oils to use. 2 hours
Aromatherapy Class:Clean and Green This class covers how to maintain a safe and wholesome household with a minimum of toxic chemicals. Materials include the use of essential oild and earth-friendly cleaning tools such as vinegar and borax. 2 hours
Training the Teachers Are you a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner? Do you love children and would like to equip them with Healing Touch tools for their self-comfort and self-care? Then this teleclass is for you--giving you tips on how you can teach the children's class and add your unique personal flair. You do not need to be a certified instructor to teach this class--all HTCPs are eligible. For details on the My Helpful Healing Touch teleclass: phone Healing Touch Program at 210-497-5529 or e-mail: info@HealingTouchProgram.com
The Process of Intuitive Expression Art Classes in Evanston New to expressing yourself through art? Or are you a seasoned professional who seeks new inflows of energy? This is a class for everyone, and we will explore creating Process art on paper using various media, including watercolor, oil pastels, pen and ink, and collage. Self expression and freewheeling experimentation are encouraged--there is no “wrong” way to put your thoughts on paper! Absolute beginners and seasoned artists alike will appreciate the latitude and freedom that is encouraged. This is not a methods class, there is no critique or criticism, and concepts will be presented in an atmosphere of acceptance and free play. Based upon a fusion of practices developed by Pat Allen, Michele Cassou, Stuart Cubley, and other artists in the various Process methods, this class emphasizes the meditative aspects of art as a practice of mindfulness and contemplation. A variety of materials and papers will be provided to sample and examine on the first day, and thereafter participants will be encouraged to bring their own 2D materials and tools to work with. Please note: Materials with strong odors such as spray paint, oil paint, and permanent marker are not permitted in this class.
Calligraphy This class will explore the tools of Western calligraphy using the dip pen. Three alphabets will be practiced: Foundational, Italic, and Uncial, with emphasis on lowercase letterforms. Learn the basics in strokes and spacing to improve your beginner’s hand, including instruction on slant, posture, and the importance of negative space. The contemplative, meditative aspects of the practice of beautiful writing will be explored. Basic pen and ink materials are included in the fee. Participants are encouraged to bring practice paper (ordinary 8-1/2x11 copier paper is fine). Practice time with individualized attention will be provided, plus at-home practice is recommended in between classes. Final Project, individual choice: letter a short quotation or inspirational saying that you would like to beautify with calligraphy. Foundational design concepts, layout tools and techniques, and many examples of beautiful writing will be explored. Practical techniques and applications are presented throughout, discussion and Q&A is encouraged.
Content includes: Introduction to the Foundational hand, created by Edward Johnston, a closer look at the anatomy of letterforms, plus introduction to the theory and practice of contemplative/meditative aspects of calligraphy
Introduction to the Italic hand, continuing study of negative space and introduction to layout and design.
Introduction to Uncial letterforms, and an introduction to the art of Illumination (as in The Book of Kells)