GILDING THE GODDESS
A 3 day Odyssey exploring the sensuous, scandalous and opulent mythology of the feminine through the lens of world renowned Visionary Artist, Gustav Klimt
Bold and visionary, enigmatic, full of mystery and allure, the art of Klimt is an invitation to dive more deeply into the splendor of our souls.
Join Visionary Artists Elizabeth and Trish O’Malley for an adventure of Intentional Creativity.
Do you DARE to wake up your FIERCE Feminine?
Do you DARE to live a more PASSIONATE life?
Do you DARE to enter the MYSTERY of your full FEMININE RADIANCE?
*RESILIENCE * SENSUALITY* *REVOLUTION *DARING*OPULENCE*LUXURY*HEALING*SPACIOUSNESS
Aristotle said “…….the soul never thinks without an image.”
Day 1- Saturday January 13, 2018
Spend part of the 1st day visiting the world famous museum, the Palace of the Legion of Honor, to view the luminous work of Klimt in person. Radiant color, fluid lines, floral elements and mosaic patterning will spark your passionate inner MUSE!
Back at the Palace of the Soul, enter into your own Odyssey, explore and release blocks to the full expression of your most saucy, sassy self (we call this the “kiss my ass” phase of the painting or the “under painting”). Our day will include red thread circle, journaling, a magical vision quest into the “dream chamber” and ceremony.
Klimt was visionary, provocative, bold and original. He revolutionized society’s view of the mythic feminine with his images. When critics judged his work harshly he responded with this painting. Originally entitled “To my Critics” the paintings name was eventually changed to “Goldfish”.
NO previous art experience needed for this class!! Your soul is not interested in your skill set. She merely wants a permission slip to fully express all aspects of her “fullness”. Etheric permission slips will be granted as soon as you press the REGISTER NOW button.
Day 2- Saturday February 24, 2018
Dive more deeply into your painting process by allowing your potent, powerful Mythic Goddess to claim her space in your life by revealing herself on the canvas. You will be guided in a simple process to create the lines for her form and the symbols that express your archetypal “superwoman”.
Do you DARE to know and reveal the symbols of your SOUL?
Do you DARE to express being PROVOCATIVE, NOTORIOUS and SCANDALOUS?
Do you DARE to enter the Mystic Space where life becomes the circle of loving, dying and loving again and again?
Expand into the fullness of your fierce, wild and beautiful feminine nature where all feelings are welcome and where there is enough spaciousness for joy and sorrow, love and loss to live side by side. Allow your shadow to “dance” with your light, come fully ALIVE to your most authentic life.
You will be guided to use shapes, symbols, design patterns and mosaics to create the Mythic Gown of your Goddess. The IC process will support you in uncovering repressed material from your unconscious. Once your “shadow side” is allowed out to frolic and play on the container of your canvas, transformation begins to happen. Painting with IC opens your access to new information. Blocked energy moves. Flow and abundance can be invited into the spaciousness that is created in your energy field.
We will be working with ” Signs of Life” by Angeles Arrien to help reveal our current patterns and soul path.
Our day together will include red thread circle, journaling, a magical vision quest and ceremony.
“According to Carl Jung, the powerful forces of the unconscious appear, not just in clinical material, but also in mythological, religious, artistic, and in all other activities humankind uses to experience itself. Jung advocated the symbol as the psychological mechanism that transforms energy.” Excerpt from “Signs of Life” by Angeles Arrien.
Day 3- Saturday March 3, 2018
Fully embody your Divine Feminine Gilded Goddess by dressing the part. (dress up is optional of course! Dress up materials will be provided for spontaneous flamboyance and notorious self-adornment!) Complete your powerful Super Woman ICON and add the piece de resistance, the gilding. Enter the spaciousness of your soul with creative self-expression. Learn the decorative, luminous embellishment technique of gilding. We will be using real gold and variegated gold leaf .
Do you DARE to claim your own BRILLIANCE?
Do you DARE to adorn your soul with SENSUALITY?
Do you DARE to Embody (and yes flaunt) your INNER SUPER-WOMAN?
Do you DARE to take a stand for your CREATIVE SELF-EXPRESSION?
Access your MUSE of inner opulence and sumptuousness as we create using shimmering materials. Class will end with a closing circle, ceremony and celebration!!
Did we mention NO ART EXPERIENCE required? All levels and all skill sets welcome! We promise!!
Class fee $387 (not including museum exhibit fee)
Class fee includes all art materials and yummy snacks
IC Guild members use coupon code OPULENCE for discounted price. Coupon code works for both payment plans
One payment of $387
Two Payments of $209
Partial scholarships and 2 part payment plans available
For info on partial scholarships, please contact Trish at 1-707-889-1999
We acknowledge that we are living in challenging times. We stand strong in our belief that we can empower and heal ourselves with the medicine that Intentional Creativity has to offer. Creativity connects us to our life force energy. Intentional Creativity and the practices that we offer can free us from the negative loop that we can encounter when we are faced with tragedy and alchemically transform it into precious gifts of strength, resilience and wisdom. Going all the way into the grief and shadow, fully feeling it and surrendering to it allows us to emerge authentically radiant.