June 6, 2015
1:00 pm CDT - 4:00 pm CDT
Instructors: Charlotta Koppanyi & Marianne Lagercrantz
During this hands-on workshop, participants will be invited to connect to both their own unconscious and to the collective unconscious through art. C. G. Jung argued that art could be used, both personally and a professionally, to reach a level in the human psyche inaccessible to verbal communication. Jung argued that through the arts, for example abstract, spiritual, intuitive and spontaneous paintings and drawings, archetypes were displayed. This workshop will begin with a presentation of Hilma af Klint’s work, including an overview of her methods and her esoteric approach to life and her work as an artist, focusing on on Klint’s “Swan“ series, painted between 1914-1915 addressing and exploring polarities of light and dark, female and masculine and how the two aspects aspire for unity and an equilibrium in abstraction and ethereal meaning. Following the presentation of these paintings, participants will be guided in a meditation and artwork exercise in a reflective setting. Join in exploring your spiritual language, dualities, and archetypes, through this process through intuitive art making.
About the Instructors
Marianne Lagercrantz, artist, art teacher and certified art therapist, has been teaching art to and working with art as an expression for children, youth and adults for the last 20 plus years in her native Sweden, in Greece, in France and the USA (Chicago). Since 1992 she has been working with a creative painting method based on studies, her own work, experience and work with students. In 2007 she studied anthroposophy and art, which now is an integrated part of her approach in teaching. She includes meditation, silence and reflection as a part of her teaching and since 2014 she has added mindfulness painting to her pedagogic approach. Ms. Lagercrantz is educated in Sweden.
Charlotta Koppanyi holds a Masters degree in Psychology and a BA in Contemporary Religion from Stockholm University and has studied Jungian psychology since the 90’s. In 1994-1995 she studied at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Her master’s thesis discussed the hero myth in leadership roles and organizations. Charlotta and Marianne met at art school and has since been friends and worked together on classes and workshops, sharing the interest of art, religion, spirituality and how we express ourselves.