The Tao of Art Workshop

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Purple Cloud is proud to announce a unique workshop entitled “The Tao of Art,” featuring art therapist Katharine Houpt and licensed acupuncturist and meditation teacher Lorel “Sonny” Zaide. In this class we will be marrying the therapy of creating visual art (drawings/paintings) with the Taoist philosophy of “Wu-Wei,” or effortless action. Meaning, you’ll learn how to peacefully create beautiful drawings that are reflective of your inner brilliance without getting in your own way.

img_7764The class will feature Sonny leading a pre-workshop Taoist meditation in order to get you in the mindset of inner peace and spontaneity, and Katharine will be leading you through a short series of drawing exercises as a warm-up. Then you’ll be left to peacefully allow your spirit to bring forth the images of your innermost mind onto your paper. Post-workshop discussion is optional if you’d like to talk about your drawing, and where it comes from deep within your heart.

Our goal is to show you that by keeping your mind calm, you can express yourself through effortlessness; that true art and happiness comes from being at peace with your own inner beauty.

  • Where: Purple Cloud Center for Eastern Medicine – 6710 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60626
  • When: March 16th at 7pm-8:30pm
  • Price: $25 per person
  • Skill level: All skill levels – from “I’ve never drawn before!” to “I’m Jackson Pollock!”

***Only Paper and limited basic drawing materials will be provided. Please bring your own materials – pens, colored pencils, pencils, chalk, water color, crayons, or markers, or whatever materials you’d like to explore.***

Maximum 10 attendees for this workshop!

Please reserve your seat here!


*cash or debit/credit is accepted*




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