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Origami Club Afterschool in West Seattle starts Next Week!

Every Tuesday at Lafayette Elementary, have fun exploring math, physics and engineering….what?!

Origami is a creative, fun way for kids ages 7-12 to learn core principles of math while creating art.

Each day will focus on a new pattern including some of the these fun projects: flowers, rockets, paper airplanes, hats and other wearable paper pieces. As skills advance, more complex patterns, such as castles can be built. Kids will have guidance while making something of their own choosing.

Winter Quarter Classes will be at Lafayette Elementary is from 3:45-5:15 every Tuesday.

Registration is done through the Lafayette Elementary PTA, please email create@mindunwind.org to see if there are spaces left!

 

Reaching for the Better Angels of our Nature – Art Installation by Karah Pino, MAcOM

Reaching for the Better Angels of our Nature - #Artpocalypse @Mind Unwind December 2012 l Installation by Karah Pino

#Artpocalypse @Mind Unwind December 2012 Installation by Karah Pino

I began this piece with the idea that our better nature, the nature of humanity in harmony with the natural world, is just a decision away.  All we have to do is reach for the truth in ourselves.

Artwalk December 13th, 2012 at Mind Unwind Gallery in West Seattle.  “Artpocalypse” happening all day December 21st, 2012

Mixed Media “Chime”delier
Vellum Origami Folded Angels
Oil Paint on Industrial Scrap Plastic sheets
Indian Brass Bells

Installation Photo Gallery:

Roosted in the Angels NestThe Light that Shines WithinAwakening to the Gentle Chimes Our own Clarion Call

Reaching for the Better Angels of our Nature – #Artpocalypse December 2012 Final Installation by Karah Pino

Each angel with bell and blessing $120.  
$20 to the artist and $100 to the Mind Unwind Foundation bringing vital Creative Arts programs into local schools and Community Centers in partnership with other local Creative Arts programs.  The Creative Arts are the foundation of natural learning and critical thinking, building the capacity for developing life skills including math and science .

Origami Artist, Karah Pino graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Art in 1998 with experience in Jewelry and other Metalworking, digital production, graphic design, and paper arts.  She is currently an Artists in Residence at Mind Unwind Gallery,  teaching paper arts to children and meditation to adults with a focus on Origami and Creative Collaborations!

Movement and Mindfulness 3 hour Intensive this Thursday!

Introducing a new 3 hour Meditation Intensive called Movement and Mindfulness in West Seattle this July! Also coming to the UW in the Fall. Is this email not displaying correctly?
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Finally, summer in the PNW! What a glorious place to be! Hearing from friends and family in other parts of the country, I am reminded how blessed we are to have so much rain and mild weather. I wish we could share! Please hold in your hearts a moment of compassion for our distant neighbors and relatives who are struggling with wildfires, heat waves and drought. Breathe deep and release….

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Movement and Mindfulness

New Course!

Movement and Mindfulness
A class to deepen your experience of meditation and answer the question:

What does meditation feel like?

Meditation 101

Meditation 101

Now taught as a 3 hour intensive

A one day, three hour introduction designed to deepen your experience of meditation and answer the question:

What is meditation?

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It’s the first and biggest challenge in learning to meditate. To make it easier for you, I can also come to your home or business.

Either through one of my regular courses or a personalized session, I am honored to help you to develop your practice.

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How I teach meditation:

I have structured my meditation courses to be a very basic introduction to the physiology and practical experience of meditation. I find that when beginning meditation, studying history and theory tends to over stimulate the mind. There is time during breaks or after class for any questions that arise.

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This July at Mind Unwind: Mini Art Camp-Ages 7-12 West Seattle

Origami, Paper Airplanes, Paper Hats, Paper and Mandala Jewelry

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Join Mind Unwind this July for a day or all three weeks of our Mini Art Camp. Camp runs from

  • Monday – Thursday
  • July 9th – 26th
  • from 1:00-5:00pm. 

For 3 weeks Mondays through Thursdays, kids will be encouraged to use their creative imaginations through active, hands-on art. Each project will incorporate creative time paired with outdoor activities. Permission slips will be handed out for field trips to Hiawatha (via walking) and Alki Beach (via bus).

Registration is now open. You can pay per day ($45), for a week unlimited ($150) or all three weeks unlimited ($250). Space is limited, so register early!

  • Mondays: focused on drawing techniques, rapid visualization, pressure and cartooning
  • Tuesdays: we are hands-on cooking. From cookie pops to pasta and pizza making.
  • Wednesdays: kids will be doing origami and paper arts. We will make flowers and spinning air floaters, paper airplanes that spin, spiral and flip, along with paper hats and jewelry to wear on sunny days!
  • Thursdays: Mandala Jewelry. Mandala, sanskrit for Circle, is a fun meditation on plants, animals and geometric shapes! Color your own Mandalas and turn them into shrinky-dink pendants, earrings or bracelets.

Class: Meditation 101 – Reduce Stress, Enjoy Life

A  one day, three hour introduction designed to deepen your experience of meditation and answer the question:

What is meditation?

As Modern Research has shown, there are many physiological, mental and emotional benefits to meditating. This 3 hour intensive will introduce you to 16 techniques from different traditions so that you can discover for yourself which kind of meditation is best suited to you.  These techniques fall into the four basic categories of meditation: Moving Meditation, Sound Meditation, Visualization and Mindfulness.  Handbook and Guided Meditation Downloads supplied.

View Syllabus

Register for Meditation 101 through:

The University of Washington Experimental College

or

Mind Unwind – in West Seattle

Class taught by Karah Pino, MAcOM since 2009

Class: Movement and Mindfulness – A one day 3 hour course

A class designed to deepen your experience of meditation and answer the question:

What does meditation feel like?

Meditation practice improves balance, mental focus and endurance as well as creating clarity and peace to neutralize negative emotions.

In this class we will experience the benefits of mindful movement during a 3 hour intensive including a review of some modern research on the benefits of Moving Meditation.

Movement in this class is while seated in a chair and open to all levels of experience.  Bringing a friend helps to encourage practice!

Register for Movement and Mindfulness:

The University of Washington Experimental College

and

Mind Unwind – in West Seattle

Class taught by Karah Pino, MAcOM