The Meditation Scroll :: Counterbalance & Stillness in the Making of Art

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$ 95.00

August 11th, 2019 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Taun Relihan
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 11th, 2019 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: August 11th, 2019 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Make a meditation scroll including line and counterpoint for your own use. The instructor will review the history of the scroll in both Western and Eastern art and present a brief introduction to the use of the scroll for focused awareness and stillness in the creative process. Participants will learn to use the Japanese ink stick, ink stone, and brush as well as making the brush strokes that are used on the meditation scroll based on the Mokkotsu type of Sumi-e. Students will also make unusual inks by mixing small amounts of metallic and Pearl-ex powders in non-volatile binders such as gum Arabic, and use brightly colored gouache and watercolor as counterpoint to the black ink line. A workfolio designed by the teacher will be included for recording notes and thoughts. Scrolls also make great gifts! No experience in art or meditation required. Plus, making the scroll is lots of fun!   

Materials to Bring: Note taking materials and journal if using one. Optional: brightly colored ink, watercolor, or gouache.

Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $95.00

Date & Time: Sunday, August 11, 2019 :: 1-5pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Taun Relihan

Taun Relihan is a conceptual and book artist, poet, novelist, photographer, and playwright. She has a doctorate in Integral Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a dissertation on renewal by vision. She also has a Masters Degree in Arts and Consciousness from John F. Kennedy University. She is fascinated by the role of wonder, vision, mystery and renewal in the creative process and in the completed art work.

Past Student Reviews:

[What did you like most about the workshop?] “Learning about inks and paint.”

[What did you like most about the workshop?] “ Loved the lecture, the books, the honoring and holding of the space!”


“The workshop was divided into a brief history of the scroll, materials and their possibilities and then work time. It was well organized and there were many options of materials to explore, as well as materials to take home and continue learning about the process.”

“I enjoyed taking the workshop and the small size of the class.”

$ 95.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States