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Summer Celebration of the Arts

August 1 - August 31

TAP INTO YOUR CREATIVE SPIRIT

 

Don’t miss Miraval Austin’s first-ever Summer Celebration of the Arts and Artist in Residency series this August.

Enjoy new and exclusive arts programming and engage with our resident artist as she designs a unique mural that encompasses the beauty and essence of Miraval Austin.

 

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Creative Expression Programming

Tune into Austin's vibrant creative energy and explore meaningful arts programming that will broaden your perspective.

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    Schedule of Events

    • Tuesdays

      • 2:00 PM - 2:45 pm | Photography with your Phone ($0)
      • 2:00 PM - 3:15 pm | NEW - Suminigashi: The Art of Letting Go ($95)
      • 4:00 PM - 5:15 pm | NEW - Kintsugi: The Beauty of Imperfection (95)
      • 5:00 PM - 5:45 pm | Photography Stroll ($0)
    • Wednesdays

      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 pm | An Unforgettable Canvas ($105)
    • Thursdays

      • 9:00 AM - 9:45 am | Photography with your Phone ($0)
      • 1:00 PM - 1:45 pm | Photography Stroll ($0)
    • Fridays

      • 10:00 AM - 10:45 am | Photography Stroll ($0)
      • 5:00 PM | AUG EXCLUSIVE - Mindful Mandala Rock Painting (no sign-up required) ($0)
    • Saturdays

      • 9:00 AM - 9:45 am | Photography Stroll ($0)
      • 10:00 AM - 10:30 am | NEW - Crystal Ball Photography ($50)
      • 3:00 PM - 4:45 pm | NEW - Kintsugi: The Beauty of Imperfection ($95)

    EXCLUSIVE OFFERINGS

    *AUGUST EXCLUSIVE* MINDFUL MANDALA ROCK PAINTING

    Mindful Mandala Rock Painting is a workshop where guests paint and sculpt mandalas. Mandalas are ancient circles that can be used to center oneself and connect with others.

     

    *NEW* SUMINIGASHI: THE ART OF LETTING GO

    Often times we find ourselves attempting to control outcomes, although some of the best things come our way when we free ourselves from expectation. Using the ancient art of Suminigashi, you will create a marble effect with ink on water, allowing the ink to move without manipulation, creating a unique design symbolizing how beauty reveals itself from letting go. $95

     

    AN UNFORGETTABLE CANVAS

    Tap into your creative spirit by using the side of a horse (that’s right, a horse!) as your canvas. We use a living canvas to remind us to stay present and grounded in our storytelling. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen, and water bottle. Note that this can be a messy experience. $105

     

    PHOTOGRAPHY STROLL

    Join our resident photographer for a stroll around the resort walkways and trails. Work on creating images and gain awareness of available natural light and compositional elements to create a stronger, more interesting image. Close-toed shoes are recommended.

    PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR PHONE

    Explore the technical capabilities of the camera that’s almost always on you. Participants learn about the many ways you can use your camera phone while developing your understanding of photography principles. Wear closed-toed walking shoes and outdoor clothing, and bring your charged smartphone. No experience required.

     

    CRYSTAL BALL PHOTOGRAPHY

    Change your perspective by peering through a different type of lens. This photography session teaches you to use your phone’s camera to capture images through small crystal balls that contort and change how you view an object. Transform images by filtering them through these glass orbs that remind us that our vision can expand to reshape anything we face into a work of art. $50

     

    KINTSUGI: THE BEAUTY OF IMPERFECTION

    Literally meaning, ‘to join with gold’, this traditional Japanese art reassembles the shattered pieces of a broken piece of pottery with a richly colored gold lacquer. Create your own Kintsugi vessel in this workshop that examines our relationship with fracture and imperfections, both real and symbolic, with compassionate reflection and a renewed perspective on what it means to be whole. Instead of disguising, discarding, or replacing the cracks in art or in life, we can render the traces of imperfection with beauty and strength. $95

    Meet your Leaders

    • 2021 Artist In Residence: Sadé Lawson

      Self-taught artist Sadé Lawson is the resident artist at Miraval Austin throughout August. Sadé, who channels the ambitious and creative energy of women in her life into her artwork, has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Austin since 2018. Using her creativity to process the world around her, Sadé harnesses the power of color to address topics from mental wellbeing and racial identity to hope and inspiration.

      During her stay at Miraval Austin, Sadé will design a mural by the resort’s Discovery Pool.

    • Jayne Wick: Creative Expression Specialist

      Jayne is a multimedia artist from Austin, and has been making art for her whole life. She loves sharing the joy of creating art through projects anyone can do, no matter their skill set. She is compassionate and will guide you through the class with laughter and love.

      Jayne leads the Kintsugi, Suminigashi, and Mindful Mandala Rock Painting experiences.

    • Jess Hardcastle: Creative Expression Specialist

      Jess Hardcastle is an award-winning photographer and artist who brings over twenty years of experience to Miraval. He believes photography can be a powerful tool for teaching mindfulness and enjoys showing others how to slow down and build deeper relationships to the present moment through the lens of their camera phones and cameras.

      Jess leads the Photography Stroll, Photography with Your Phone, and Crystal Ball Photography experiences.