WHERE BODY AND SOUL MESH THROUGH ART
“ArThrough is for people in any field, who want to get in touch and strengthen their own creative powers”
ArThrough provides a safe space for the ego to disappear and for art to appear. To immerse yourself in a trance-like experience, a reflection within the heart, where mind and self are fully present and nothing else exists. It’s an invitation to become what you are doing, to tell a story and communicate with other levels of consciousness through gestures, while using automatic painting, the non-dominant hand, the eyes closed and total detachment of the result.
“Challenge what you are ready to let go Through Art.”
ArThrough is an art project piece in construction, a space in constant development, where movement and unique creative expression take place every time it opens. A space where people are invited to explore and experience a glimpse of the unknown, the unexpected; to use art as a monologue, as a mirror; where chaos is a creator source, the force of the Muse is invited and the child within takes over.
Through Claudia’s newest project you’ll start your own conversation within your body, eyes closed, using only black and white before yielding to color as you move into artistic surrender. It’s through this process that you can give a voice to that which cannot be articulated. You can let go of resistance, let go of control, let go of an expectation or attachment to an end result and allow life to surprise you with its infinite wisdom.
Claudia facilitates ArThrough workshops, individual sessions as well as coaching for couples, families, and groups, where the body is a message board and the art becomes its voice.
In each of these unique sessions, Claudia opens the opportunity to work with what is present and dissolve personal blocks that are holding you back from what you deeply desire and must heal by letting go of these untruths and creating from where they sit in the body.
“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen” …Rumi
I attended Claudia’s workshop while I was in the midst of chemotherapy for breast cancer. I thought it would be a fun distraction, but was not expecting much beyond that. I came in feeling low energy and on the verge of tears, but as we went through the process of visualizing and painting, I ultimately felt as though I had overcome obstacles and discovered a safer, quieter place in my mind. The workshop was a truly transformative and expansive experience. It may have been physically and mentally exhausting for me in the moment, but it was also immensely therapeutic, raw and cleansing. I will forever look back and be thankful for that day and for Claudia’s guidance.
I have had the honor of participating in a number of Claudia’s Gestural Art Workshops. Each workshop is a profound experience for me, fostering unique healing, opening and personal development. Claudia’s warm, inviting, non-judgmental character creates a space (physical and psychological) to explore oneself in deeper and to dig into levels that may be uncomfortable or seemingly inaccessible in traditional therapeutic settings. I am not a “artist” and would characterize myself as a deeply feeling person who dwells in the rational and reality. Claudia’s workshops have enabled me to be more open to and expressive of the existing levels of feelings that I tend to hold within. During her workshops I have explored and experienced a vast range of feelings including (but not limited to!); freedom, jubilation, letting go, acceptance, warmth, self-love, forgiveness, release, love, abundance, risk, discomfort, self judgments, fear, passion, exhaustion, energy, self-doubt, confidence. Claudia’s workshops have enabled me to enter a depth of personal growth and healing that I have not experienced in my life up to this point. I am grateful for Claudia’s warm, healing spirit and her powerful workshops.
My experience with "gestural art workshop" keeps moving in All directions. Colors articulate the depth of a magical dream,
of a passionate poem, of an ever evolving love affair with life. Thanks Claudia for this sacred space of play.
Con amor Gracias siempre