Art.Play.Learn Contemplative Art for Self-care:  Self Body State Art

Contemplative Art for Self-care: Self Body State Art



Art.Play.Learn Contemplative Art for Self-care:  Self Body State Art



Thu, Apr 8, 2021 - Apr 8, 2021


8:00pm - 9:10pm EDT




Teresa D.


9 students

Class Experience

Awakened Heart Designs Lessons 

All lessons are 1 hour, 15 minutes in length, and no prior art experience is necessary. 

A brief overview of Contemplative Art with instructions for basic meditation practice (breath work, clearing the mind, etc.) are included with each course. 

Self-Body-State Art: This is an intuitive painting exercise and is especially beneficial for individuals who feel weighted down by intrusive negative thoughts or suffer from chronic pain or stress. Students are guided in clearing the mind with breath work, then given a “body outline” template in which to do creative self-expression via a series of prompts with the watercolors. Upon completing the exercise, a brief discussion on any insights or thoughts that arise will be guided by the instructor. The value of using watercolor is that it has a spontaneous flow to it due to its’ semitransparent, glassy feel. It is an excellent medium for revealing the emotional state in the moment, however, markers or colored pencils are also acceptable. 


You will receive an email from with the class link about 30-60 minutes before each class session. Please check your spam or junk mailbox if you don’t see it. If you still don’t find it, please email and Please ignore the default access instructions from Sawyer.

How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.

What To Bring

  • Body outline template (instructor provided) 
  • watercolor set
  • paintbrushes
  • colored pencils/ markers (optional)

Meet your Instructor

Teresa D.

Master's in Education, Contemplative Artist, Meditation Guide Prior in class instructor for pre-school and elementary art through Young Rembrandts Former ASL interpreter and educator Former executive director for non-profit: Healthy CEUs and StageSigns, Inc. Instructor in Self-Care, and Wellness Techniques to de-stress and provide tools for mindfulness and calming