Art Night: Zen Enso Circles with Carolyn Letvin

December 14, 2023
Thursday 6:30pm - 9pm

Enjoy wine and snacks while creating something fun and beautiful! You’ll meet friends and take home a piece you’ve created yourself. All materials will be provided. This event is open to anyone 21 or older for $45 per person. Please register in advance.

Enso is an art-making, moving meditation. By painting a simple circle with specific intention and doing that act in a repeated fashion, the mindfulness of the actual act itself transforms your mindset away from painting a circle to a calm, centered feeling that results from traditional meditation. You will learn a bit about the history of Enso, “play” with various techniques using the Chinese brush, watch a demonstration of making Enso art, experience some Qi Gong exercises, then practice your own Sumi ink ensos. We’ll choose some of your circles to enhance with acrylic paint, and for an authentic look, you’ll make a simple chop, or stamp.