A ONE-DAY EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP TO HONOR YOUR EROTIC BODY IN A SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT.
EXPLORE VISUAL AND PERFORMANCE ART TECHNIQUES TO CREATE TWO ARCHETYPAL PERSONAS. LEARN PLAYFUL AND SEDUCTIVE WAYS OF POSING IN FRONT OF CAMERA WITH A FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER. CREATE A POWERFUL IMAGE OF YOURSELF THAT SYMBOLIZES YOUR PERSONAL GROWTH STORY THAT COULD ALSO INSPIRE OTHERS.
FACILITATED BY ZEN COHEN, MFA. VISUAL ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN PERFORMANCE/VIDEO ART AND EROTIC PHOTOGRAPHY. WORKSHOP HELD IN HER LIVE/WORK SPACE IN SAN FRANCISCO. FOR MORE INFO: ZENCOHENPROJECTS.COM
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
THE SLUTS AND GODDESSES WORKSHOP WAS ORIGINALLY CREATED BY ANNIE SPRINKLE IN 1985. IT WAS TAUGHT AROUND THE USA, EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA. HER FRIENDS JWALA JI, A TANTRA TEACHER, AND SEX EDUCATOR BARBARA CARRELLAS (AUTHOR OF URBAN TANTRA) CO-FACILITATED THE WORKSHOPS WITH ANNIE FOR TEN YEARS. ANNIE RECENTLY INVITED VIsual Artist and Photographer, Zen Cohen TO CONTINUE ON THE LEGACY OF THE WORKSHOPS THROUGH INFUSING HER OWN VISUAL AND PERFORMANCE ART EXPERIENCE.
The March 25th SLVTS AND GODDESSES workshop will center around the concept of "The Feminine Antidote." How DOES invoking, feminine energy heal ourselves and the world around us? We will explore this idea Through ACTIVATING our BEING As a CONSCIOUS CONDUIT OF SEXUAL POWER, ADORNING our BODies AS AN ALTAR and through The creation of two archetypal Goddess+Slut Personas. These personas will be created through channeling and embodying the different aspects of our historical and your personal mythology. You will be given tools and assistance in drawing from your own ancestral lineage. Capturing, sharing, invoking and being witness to our personal biographies together.
zen Cohen will be joined by Tatiana aLmendral--a practicing herbalist and healer, who will make a plant based herbal elixir for an archetype themed guided meditation. We will join together at the beginning of this workshop to set the intention for the day. The herbal elixir is designed to help you connect with your body and initiate a re-examination of the two prolific archetypes that our times have permission to be —the sexy-slut and the radiant-goddess. All the plants will be explained so that you may learn; what, why and how these herbs and plants will help invoke and unify these two Polar Opposite states of being— Slut and Goddess.
Zen and Tatiana will guide you through a meditation/conversation to connect with the archetypes you need to embody, heal, and be witnessed as. This workshop is about harnessing how, why and what your active role is during this time of awakening from this collective illusion of patriarchal/dominator culture.
We will talk about the importance of reinvigorating your connection and the embodiment of all of your archetypes. By way of writing & Drawing out your personal wheel of archetypes.
You're invited to bring any items you feel called to Infuse with your archetypal mythology.
We ask that you bring the following for the photo session:
special power objects
tools with you.
To help inspire, invoke and heal your/our ancestral lineages. There will be additional items here to use. You have full permission to EXPAND as boldly, otherworldly, animistic, totemic, sexy and powerfully into your persona creations as you desire. There is no need to have any formal art training, you will be assisted during this creation process.
Each person will embody their personaS in front of Zen's camera to create a powerful image to last and heal lifetimes. You will get a copy of all the proofs plus two professionally retouched images of your choice— which you are free to keep sacred to yourself or share it with your communities, and the world.
“YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS BY CHANGING YOUR CLOTHES.” – SUSUN WEED
THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR:
+ ANYONE FEMALE IDENTIFYING (includes Trans women), 18+ AND OVER
+ INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO LEARN (OR BE REMINDED) OF HOW TO USE SEXUAL ENERGY AS A TOOL FOR SELF-GROWTH, SELF-LOVE AND EMPOWERMENT.
+ INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE STRUGGLED WITH BODY IMAGE, SEXUALITY AND/OR GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND OPPRESSION
+ INDIVIDUALS WITH NO PREVIOUS VISUAL OR PERFORMANCE ART EXPERIENCE WHO WANT TO EXPLORE USING THE BODY IN ART MAKING
INCLUDES TWO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUR CHOICE PLUS A COLLECTION OF ALL THE PROOFS FROM YOUR PHOTO SESSION
(NORMALLY A $300+ VALUE!)
+All WORK/TRADE POSITIONS Have been filled for this workshop.
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