A free instructional event for beginners
and artists of any level!
Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 2:00pm
Japanese Garden at Hermann Park
6201-A Hermann Park Drive | Houston, Texas 77030
Hermann Park Website | Park Map
We will meet at the front gates before proceeding in.
Please arrive early if you are unfamiliar with the location, to allow time to find it within the park.
What is the relationship between art and spirituality? Join artist and Humanist minister Daniel Strain as we explore this question through drawing. Daniel will give a brief talk on how the faculties we develop in drawing have broader meaning and application in our lives and our spiritual practice. Then we will sit in the park and practice mindfulness through our eye and heart in drawing. Technical drawing instruction will be offered where desired but we will also explore how creativity, imagination, and expression can move beyond the page into our lives; how our rational assumptions can distort or cloud our perceptions; drawing as meditation; and more.
Small pads and basic pencils will be provided for those who do not have them, or feel free to bring your own supplies.
Daniel Strain is a Humanist minister and professional artist. He has a degree in fine arts from Sam Houston State University, has worked as a freelance illustrator for the game industry and a graphic artist for several businesses and organizations. He has also studied Buddhism, Stoicism, and other ancient philosophies over the past 8 years. Daniel currently serves as Executive Director of the Spiritual Naturalist Society (www.spiritualnaturalistsociety.org).