ART-308: Mindful Studio

3 credit hours

This interdisciplinary course will explore various methods that engage MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT to promote well-being and inspire creative practice. Through various meditation, yoga, and community-based practices, students will learn to practice mindfulness: a state of active, open attention to the present moment. Throughout the course, the practice of mindfulness will lead to various structured and open-ended studio projects. This course will be supplemented by relevant readings by spiritual teachers and authors, as well as documentary film screenings by contemporary artists inspired by contemplative practices. Students will be given self-driven studio assignments throughout the course, which will directly relate to in-class readings, discussions, documentary films and field trip experiences

Prerequisite: Foundation sequence