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Creative Expression

Enjoy a variety of experiential art offerings that bring mindfulness and presence to your creations.

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THE WAY WITH CLAY

Embrace the power of gratitude as you learn how to construct a candle holder with coiled clay. Each coil represents a different stage of gratitude that you can explore as you build each layer. Take home a candle to place and light inside to remind yourself to be thankful. $

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CARVING OUT TIME

When we create space, we create opportunity. When we clutter our lives with things that no longer serve us, we leave little room for the things that nourish us to enter fully. Carve out a pot from a block of clay with the Japanese pottery technique of Kurinuki and design a symbolic space for new experiences. $

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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

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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 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

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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

SHADOW PLAY

Join Miraval Austin’s resident photographer for an expressive opportunity to capture stunning images while also exploring parts of yourself that may be hidden in the shadows. Learn techniques for capturing images on your phone and put those techniques into practice in scenic spots selected for this experiential photography session. $

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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.

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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

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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