Sat, Jun 18|
Meditative Dot Painting with Santa Simule
Get your (summer) dot on!
Time & Location
Jun 18, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+2
Amsterdam, Marnixkade 99
About the event
Reconnect to your creativity by painting magical dots with playful colors on canvas.
A dot is the point of creation — both beginning and end — the circle of life. As Summer Solstice approaches, we can honor the magical, fully blossoming Mother Earth that is our home. Feel yourself more grounded in the soil of this powerful, sacred space, and strengthen the connection between your inner self and nature through the therapeutic dot painting technique.
During this 3-hour studio workshop, you’ll use special tools and a variety of acrylic paints to create a pattern of round dots on a surface. Because the dot application is simple and repeated, you’ll switch off your mind and shift into an experience of your most beautiful, authentic self—grounded, focused, and fully present.
You’ll leave with a unique and colorful dot painting of your own — and a creative experience of yourself as an artist, from which you can nurture and grow.
No prior art, painting, or meditation experience is necessary. Just allow yourself to be open and trust the creative flow to take you on a journey.
GROUP SIZE IS LIMITED TO 8 PARTICIPANTS
ENERGY EXCHANGE: €33.00 (cash or Tikkie at the workshop)
All materials, tools, and guidance will be provided. (Plus refreshments!)
Suggestion: Think of a design you would like to create beforehand. Focus on simple forms, abstract patterns, or landscapes. Avoid complex mandalas or visual representations that require precise work. We don’t want to wake the inner critic.)
About the Artist-Facilitator:
Since she was a young girl playing with different Latvian traditional crafts, art has been at Santa Simule’s side. In Latvia, she received a diploma in applied Fine Arts from a local art school in Valka. She then continued her education at Baltic International Institute in Riga, studying advertisement design. She spent one year in Athens, Greece as an exchange student in the graphic design faculty, but soon after graduation, she realized computers were not her passion. She embarked on a self-discovery journey that led her to explore many different practices—both artistic and for self-growth. While on this path, she received a diploma in arts and crafts from an art institute in New Delhi, India, and fell in love with creating with her hands again.
Today, with art still by her side, Santa delves deeper into the healing properties of creative expression. She continues to study and practice preventative art therapy and neurographic arts and share all she has learned from her journey with others.