Guest Blog: Spaces of Trust & Awareness

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Projects | No Comments
Guest Blog: Spaces of Trust & Awareness

Guest Blog by Petra Počanić Part 2 (Click here for Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5) Photos by Sylvia Brenzel unless otherwise noted.   DAY 1 – CREATING SPACES OF TRUST AND CREATIVE CONFIDENCE Tuesday Sep 20th was the official start of the training. The whole day was in the spirit of building relations of trust and […]

Guest Blog: Hosting Social Innovation

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Guest Blog: Hosting Social Innovation

Guest Blog by Petra Počanić Part 1. (Click here for Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5) A BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY BEGINS This past September I participated in ‘Hosting Innovation Certificate Training,’ an event focused on methods and tools to inspire, activate and guide groups of people during innovation processes by helping them unlock their collective creative potential to come […]

Ospita La Tua Propria Trasformazione: The Artmonk Experience

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, Blog, News, Process, Projects | No Comments
Ospita La Tua Propria Trasformazione: The Artmonk Experience

**Because this event will be held in Italian, this post is also in Italian.**  

Artmonk Practice Period in Lyons, CO

Artmonk Practice Period in Lyons, CO

The Art Monastery Project’s first-ever Artmonk Practice Period will begin this February in Lyons, CO, with a silent retreat. For three-weeks, a group of eight Artmonks will follow a monastic schedule of intensive practice together: meditation, physical practice, ritual, study, and manual work (chores and volunteering outside). After these three weeks of the silent, meditation […]

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Two years ago, the Art Monastery Project officially began a multi-year cycle of contemplative and creative explorations based around the different daily rituals of western monasticism, each performed at a different time of day, and each with different symbology and thematic content. In 2012, it was Vigils, the midnight hour. Emptiness, stillness, death. This was my first […]

Hosting Transformation: the book

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Blog, News, Projects | No Comments
Hosting Transformation: the book

On July 1, 2013, at one of the world’s most ecologically responsible printing presses, the International Partnership for Transformative Learning published a book. I had the honor of editing this book, along with my partner in project management Joos van den Dool. Together, we did all the layouts and edits, as well as writing our […]

ChangeMaker Festival

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Art Monastery Italia, Blog, News, Projects | No Comments
ChangeMaker Festival

The Art Monastery is honored to co-organize the ChangeMaker Festival along with the other seven european organizations that comprise the International Partnership for Transformative Learning. It’s not too late! Join us at the festival! ChangeMaker Festival July 6 – 11, 2014 Zagreb, Croatia The ChangeMaker Festival is a place for today’s leaders in revolutionary, life-long learning to […]

Days 3 & 4: Drawing = Meditation

Days 3 & 4: Drawing = Meditation

For me, drawing from life is about slowing down to experience the thing in front of you. Drawing is about forgetting what you think the subject looks like. Drawing is paying attention, tuning in at such a deeply quiet and still level that you become one with your subject. Drawing is meditation. Going directly from […]

Spring Newsletter: Free music downloads, Artmonks on the Move!

Spring Newsletter: Free music downloads, Artmonks on the Move!

Free music downloads, Artmonks go nomadic, Artmonk Retreat in CA Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.         Friend on Facebook Follow on Twitter Forward to a Friend     Happy #5 AMP! In celebration of our 5th birthday, we’re offering you three free downloads of live performances […]

Residency in Puglia!

Residency in Puglia!

This spring, Artmonks Betsy McCall, Charles Darius, and Liz Maxwell are heading south to Puglia (rhymes with “Julia”), the south-easternmost tip of Italy. Specifically, we’ll be moving to Lecce for April, May, and June to do an artistic residency and embark on a new collaboration with L’Accademia del Rinascimento Mediterraneo (Academy of the Mediterranean Renaissance). […]