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Creating Mixed Media Tarot Cards & Spirit Sticks

Have you ever wanted to delve into the Tarot but didn’t know where to start?  Maybe you are a spiritualist or Tarot reader and want to make your own cards?  Or, you just plain love making art! Join Mandy Russell from The Painted Dog Studio and Kathryn Costa author of “The Mandala Guidebook” for a relaxing, spiritual, and creative experience. 

The suit of Wands from the Tarot is the source of inspiration for our play this weekend as we create our own Tarot card, spirit stick, and landscape collages.

Colorful Painted Papers

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Our creative play begins with the spontaneous process of making colorful painted papers by scraping, sponging, dripping, stamping, and using a Gelli plate. Each participant will create a spectrum of colored papers to use for the collage projects.

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Spirit Sticks

Paint, markers, fabric, beads, feathers, and assorted embellishments transform a plain stick into a spirit stick that represents your life. As we decorate our sticks, we create a visual timeline that honors the blessings and challenges in our lives and the path that brought us to this moment. This is an empowering activity that celebrates our brave and beautiful spirits.

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Wand Tarot Card

There are four suits in the Tarot and each represents key aspects of our lives. The Wands represent inspiration, intuition, creativity, and action. Cards in this suit symbolize our ideas, our core values, and our sense of purpose. Painted papers from the opening session will be used to create a collage depicting a Tarot card from the suit of Wands.

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Landscape Collage

What is your passion? What excites you? What’s next for you? We’ll ponder these and other questions inspired by our work with the suit of Wands and our spirit sticks. We’ll create a landscape collage using our painted papers, printed papers, magazines, book images, and assorted ephemera. 

All materials, supplies and tools provided. No art experience required.

SATURDAY March 10th, 10:00-4:00 pm  $85

  • Painted Paper Workshop
  • Spirit Stick Making
  • Mixed Media Wand Tarot Card

SUNDAY (optional) March 11th, 11:30 to 2:30 $40

  • Landscape Collage
  • Closing Circle

**This WEEKEND ART RETREAT event will take place at Curtis Memorial Library’s “Underground” art space located at 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine**

To register, payment in full is expected.  Pay by credit card over the phone by calling (207) 504-2438.  If you wish to mail a check, please e-mail Mandy first at thepainteddogstudio.com.

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