A VIRTUAL ART OF HEALING PROJECT
Sponsored in part by AdventHealth, Art of Healing is a FREE outreach program we offer monthly to anyone in a medical situation, caregiver, healthcare worker, survivor or person in need of reflective time.
Please join us for a virtual Art of Healing workshop and make a Woven Circle. Learn the weaving technique to create this piece of artwork, and delve into circle symbolism and how your woven circle can be a metaphor for the ups and downs of life and used as a meditation tool.
Supply Pickup at OMAM's Emmons Cottage: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday, May 25-26
Video Tutorial premiere: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27
Supplies included in free kit:
Click HERE to register for a free "Woven Circle" supply kit! Needs to be picked up between noon and 1p.m. May 25-26.
- cardboard loom
- acrylic paints
- variety of yarns
Please gather these supplies at home:
- paintbrush and water cup
- any beads or embellishments you’d like to add
This project is good for all skill levels! Get your step-by-step instructions by watching the video tutorial, which will premiere online at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27.
Complete supply list for those not picking up a kit:
- X-Acto knife
- hole punch
- acrylic paints, brushes, water cup
- various yarns and fibers
- beads and embellishments
Woven Circle Art Project Video Tutorial
The video will premiere here at Thursday, May 27.
"This project reminded me how beautiful and fulfilling my life journey can be with the right perspective. Life is never done, so take it as it comes. As you weave your life give yourself space in every step to grow, learn and enjoy every part of the journey exactly where you are each day. You may have an idea of what you want your life to look like, but it always has an expected twist or change that creates something different -and always for the better if you leave space, open your mind and embrace your flow with life where ever it may be at the time." — Art of Healing participant, 5/31/21
"I don't think I can choose just one favorite part of this project. Because, with each of the creative steps(cutting, making holes, painting, inking, choosing fibers and weaving) each one gave its own pleasure and enjoyment. I found my "circle" very quickly evolved, into something quite organic: isn't life that way? And as new colors, new textures and directions came in, each wove easily into and onto the previous ones. Adding a piece of driftwood was not planned. But then, how much of life really is?" — Angie Raab, 6/06/21
Please join our Art of Healing Community:
There will be no Zoom Social held this month. Instead, please email photos of your completed project and a short written response to the project (see response ideas below) to Kristin at KHeron@ormondartmuseum.org. Then visit the Maker Gallery or Facebook Event a few days after the video release, to see what your classmates made!
If you loved making this project, please provide your creative written response. Your response can be as simple or detailed as you’d like. Here are some prompts to give you ideas for what to write about:
What was your favorite part of this project? (working with your hands, designing the loom with paint, choosing the fiber design, reflecting on the meditative aspect of the project, etc.)
Did this project introduce you to something new? Is this your first time making a circle weaving or have you made something like this before?
- Or, please write your own creative response to how this project made you feel.