Amazons have always inspired but who were they and what culture do you find them? In this workshop we will concentrate on two Scottish figures – Scathach from the Isle of Sky and the warrior women of Queen Miodart from a tale based on the isle of Eigg. While I use the term ‘Celtic’ to explain my cultural roots we will be drawing elements from the culture of Old Europe, from Minoan Crete as well as Pictish culture.
Why the Fighting Talk?
Amazons are a powerful inspiration for women to tap into especially as a war rages around the world against women and girls. As women we can ask ourselves who is it that we are fighting for and who are we protecting?
A pre-workshop pack will introduce you to some Amazon sources, books, articles and documentaries – such as the work of Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball. You’ll be asked to share one thing that really resonated from these sources. To the sound of live drumming (my own personal shield) we will take an otherworldly journey and spend some time in art letting those insights and inspirations flow freely.
Raising Our Shields – Art project
Each women will create a felt shield which can be used as a wall adornment to inspire us. Our otherworld journey will help inspire to create the art for your shield. It might be a women from your own lineage – a recent or distant ancestor. You may wish to adorn it with meaningful symbols, talismans and objects. The central image a female warrior or image of what it is that you hold dear that your fighting and protecting!
Our workshop location is at the Heron House a dedicated women only space in the Riceville Valley area of East Asheville. There are three bedrooms available accommodation available for anyone who would like to stay over priced at $50 per night – just get in touch via the contact page of my website if your interested in booking accommodation.
Cost for the day workshop and all art materials is $99 with an early booking discount of $89
Early booking $89 available until 20th July – extended until Wednesday 26th July.
Full price of $99 After 20th July