ART AS MEDITATION
CSP 758B Number of Credit Units:1
Instructor: Kaleo Ching Phone: (510) 237-9122 Email: [email protected] Website: www.kaleoching.com
Fall, 2004. Thursdays (1:30 pm to 5pm)
Course Description: Cultivate the body's internal energy of "chi" and learn to heighten its awareness. Through gentle exercises that enhance balance and agility, improve suppleness and stimulate the immune system, participants will experience a completely new way of being in, and working with, their bodies through T’aiji/Qigong, Guided Imagery and Art.
Course Objectives: Taiji/Qigong takes you into the depths of the body where hidden treasures await: the alchemy of metal, water, wood, fire, earth. Guided Imagery leads you into levels of the subconscious to experience deep inner wisdom. The creative process of journaling and mixed media art deepens this experience and allows you to make even more discoveries. This body/mind/spirit process connects the subconscious with the conscious.
Instructor's criteria, evaluation and grading of students:
Attendance (one absence for serious reason allowed) 25%.
Class participation 25%.
Additional class activities, home practice of Chi Gung and journaling 25%.
Final Art Presentation 25%.
Note: A $10 art supplies fee must be paid to UCS before the beginning of the first class.
Introductions. Slide presentation.
Guided Imagery, Journaling: Inspiration
Oct. 14 (1:30 pm to 5pm)
Art Demonstration, Guided Imagery, Journaling and Art: Depth
Nov. 4 (1:30 pm to 5pm)
Guided Imagery, Journaling and Art: Movement
Nov. 18 (1:30 pm to 5pm)
Guided Imagery, Journaling and Art: Communication
Dec. 2 (1:30 pm to 5pm)
Guided Imagery, Journaling and Art: Gift of Sacred Purpose
Naropa University-Oakland will provide accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. To request an accommodation, or to discuss any learning needs you may have, contact the Dean of Students, (510) 835-4827 ext 15.
SYLLABUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE