Arts To Focusing Joy

Arts To Focusing Joy (AFJ for short) is making arts that get you unstuck

Consistency of Focusing Joy

Focusing Joy is the joy of owning your being-and-becoming

 

Focusing Joy is to be found in the one place that is always there for you. You can't miss it. It's your living body. Actually you are your living body

 

Your living body is a being-and-becoming, means: There is more than just a body that 'is' or 'lives'. The living body is no physical thing nor some existential dimension. The living body is a moving forward towards something and a pointing towards something that always is a new becoming

 

You may loose Focusing Joy now and then along with loosing connection to you being your body. You may come to moments where you cannot feel the body from within. But as the living body is always there, is always you, you can find back to feeling your body and the space inside of your body that is home. You can find back to Focusing Joy by doing arts that come directly from the body

Infinite Possibilities

Your Body has infinite possibilities of forwarding a More of aliveness. Your aliveness has infinite possiblities to show up and get expressed. Artistic expressions have infinite possiblities as invitation

The moment your are expressing yourself through arts that come from the body, you are connected to a multitude of infinite possibilities

 

Access to all of these possiblities goes along with a joy that only you can have. It's the joy of being your creative living forward

Body Sense: Your Art Buddy

Your body sense is a vage kinaesthetic body feeling inside giving information of how it is like to live a situation

 

The body sense is owned by your body to hundred percent. It is stronger by nature than set up intentions, self-doubts or the Inner Critic

 

Your body wants you to live, that's what your body is made for. To make you live, your body sense is serving you. The body sense is supporting all parts of you to make you grow even when you feel stuck or suffer from self-doubts

For to make you grow, your body is highly creative in getting negative conversations inside silenced down. In fact your body is supportive in transforming your negative conversations first and for the most. For that your body allows you to get ongoing information freshly coming from the body sense

 

 

The voice of your inner artist is expressing in many artistic voices. It's perhaps the most vulnerable part of you and the part that speaks your most genuine language of evolution. Pursuing what is the most of you needs the strongest kind of support possible. Strongest support is support from inside-out and outside-in. The inside-out support is happening as your inner artist is getting uplifted through what is called experiential arts

Experiential Arts

Experiential arts are coming from the body. They are generating from bodily being-and-becoming, and they are leading to a next being-and-becoming that feels fresh. Experiential arts get you unstuck

 

Experiential arts are always moving forward, pointing to a More of what is activating your inner artist to get stronger and stronger

 

Listening to your body sense while engaging with the arts, you are landing at a place that feels like spark-land. You are going to find powerful, personal art expression and creative highlights

 

The more you are creating along the pathways of experiential arts, the more you notice your inner voices being transformed. They are changing. They change from doubts to advisors you do not want to miss on your journey towards landscapes of your spark-land

Creative Spark-Land

Artistic talent has nothing to do with coming to a place that feels like spark-land. What is needed is to know about three basic principles of artmaking (support from outside) and to process them further bodily (support from inside). You are coming from art information (that helps you get started) to art experiencing that is carrying you further. Both kinds of support make your art bolder and more you

 

The three art principles are do-able for any person no matter what previor artistic knowledge (or no knowledge at all) is at stock. Processing them bodily keeps your inner artist up (taking artistic risks will make you feel vulnerable at some times). As a side effect you will create artwork you love

Guidance to Focusing Joy

We teach you the three main principles of artmaking (design, value and color) and guide you through your steps of processing them towards the land of your Focusing Joy (outside-in support). Focusing Joy is different for each of us, so there is nor right or wrong in where you are landing

 

Exploring arts that you love surpasses the average. It turns creative spark to radiance: You are doing arts that is-and-becoming the most of you. You find a  new indentiy. You are artist of being-and-becoming

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Arts To Focusing Joy Practices

  • Embodied Doodling: spontaneous repetitive art activity, warm-up for creating experiential artwork

  • Body based Abstract Painting: Enhancing your aesthetic feeling through taking artistic risks from body wisdom

  • Experiential Collaging: Finding and expressing aesthetic meaning through outside-in and inside-out felt sensing

  • Expressive Portraits: Getting mirrored by your inner artist's loving eye, getting a new sense of yourself as artist-of-becoming

  • Experiential Hand Lettering: Getting connected to aesthetic meaning through exploring letter character and composition

  • Museum Art-Based Engagement: Getting hold of aesthetic connections that respond to your artistic self, nourishing the inner artist

  • Dynamic Shape Drawing (DSD): Getting centered through drawing rhythmical moving and swinging lines from patterns of lombard braid design

  • Bilateral Body Mapping/Guided Drawing®: Releasing artistic trauma to find access to Arts To Focusing Joy

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Arts To Focusing Joy Workshops

Coming alive and bringing yourself to your art is what we want you to get from Arts To Focusing Joy. Doing your art you find your way as you go

We offer workshops with and without AFJ practices to support you make your journey

Our workshops are on demand. Check out Upcoming Events for enrollment to current workshops

Find The Art You Love

Sunday 2 - 5 pm CET, ON DEMAND

Webinar, 4 teaching units, 38.00 EUR

We connect with our heart energy and choose art tools and materials that induce joy from the inside. Making marks of high contrast, we play around with strong differenes to strengthen emotion and joy. We take advice from the body sense (inside-out support) to push our contrasts further. We step into a zone of surprize, amazement, aliveness and becoming. This zone is a little bit scary. We take outside-in support from three basic principles of artmaking (design, value, color) to feel safe enough to make art from most ourselves

 

You can work abstract or figurative and with all dry and wet materials

Introductory course. No previous knowledge or skills required

Felt Art Journaling: Becoming Bold

Sunday 2 - 5 pm CET, ON DEMAND

Webinar, 4 teaching units, 38.00 EUR

Forward your AFJ experiencing through Felt Art Journaling

Felt Art Journaling is crossing Cosmic Smash Booking®, Messy Art Journaling, Sensual Design and experiential arts. Felt Art Journaling is a safe ground for getting more and more playful with different kinds of techniques, materials, artistic tools and art expression. Experimenting makes your art bold. Once you feel comfortable with bold art, you can transfer your boldness to larger artwork and to life. 

 

You are working on small format making arts from the body sense

Introductory and advanced

Experiential Draw: Learn From The Bauhaus Founders

Sunday 2 - 5 pm CET ON DEMAND

Webinar 4 teaching units, 38.00 EUR 

Empower yourself artistically by following exercises of the Bauhaus preluminary course (Johannes Itten, Paul Klee)

We are going to follow our rythm of breath and put bilateral marks onto the paper using any kind of drawing tool we feel attracted to for warm-up

We push our marks towards the edge of our artistic comfort zone using techniques of differences of Paul Klee. Intensifying contrasts from body sense, we create exciting abstract and figurative compositions

 

We take inspiration from the late work of Paul Klee as reference. References are provided

No previor drawing skills required

Experiential Hand Lettering: From Letter Characters To Felt Composition

Sunday 2 - 5 pm CET ON DEMAND

Webinar 4 teaching units, 38.00 EUR 

Empower yourself artistically by exploring the rich variety of letter shapes in slow draw. We internalize letter characters by re-experiencing lettering through Focusing with the Whole Body

Choosing our favourite letters from body sense we explore letter conversation on the paper and process forward towards letter composition and felt meaning

 

We use different types of Paul Klee's grid as tool

No previous knowledge or skills required

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We are so excited to see you grow!

Book a workshop or take AFJ coaching with us

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 Go spark your art. Create from body sense

ARTS FROM THE BODY SENSE

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FOCUSZART The Focusing Studio

Hirschauer Str. 50 | D-72070 Tübingen | 0049 1757228458

focuszart@email.de | https://expressiveartsfocusing.com

Memberships TIFI, IAFOT, IEATA, APCCA, PCE, EFA, BFA