Class

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The conversation is the best part of this class. Discussing the possible meanings of symbols is a fun way to get to know yourself and other people. We will also cover a brief history of cartomancy and depth psychology’s view of the Tarot. Swiss psychologist Carl Jung said, ‘The sign is always less than the concept it represents, while the symbol always stands for something more than its obvious and immediate meaning.’

Explore symbols, visual language, and intuition in this digital media class. Tarot and oracle cards are full of symbolic imagery. An intuitive reading is to engage creatively with oracle tarot cards. What looks curious to you? Let’s deal with some cards and see what fate has to say! 

Material List

📧  This is a ZOOM class. Upon completing registration, you will receive an email confirmation and receipt. This email is important because it is your link to join the group call.

📞 You can attend with a phone by calling into join by voice. The recommended setup is a table and internet-capable device with a camera and microphone.

🖼️ (OPTIONAL) One or more images from your own to work with. Photograph, painting, drawing, sculpture, toy, song, poem, or any tangible image you can communicate to others.

📦 BASIC Class Materials: When you register for the class you will get a code to redeem the class materials listed below. You will need to print these items and have them ready for class. Maker art supplies: Paper, magazines, colored pencils, rulers, makers, cutting tools.

The Lesson Text

Workshop Overview

This 2-hour workshop will cover the history of tarot reading, making your own oracle cards, reading cards, plus learning and discussing intuition with others.

About Open Studio: 90 Minutes

The 90 minute period is open collaboration in a risk-free exploratory environment to foster creativity. 

In this time we will make things with the intention of developing intuitive reading and truthful storytelling.

Art-based research is information presented so that an experiential understanding is possible, because some truths, only art itself can embody.

Intuition is where we began to answer questions like; 

  1. Who sees the truth in an image?
  2. Who is intuition talking to?
  3. Who is talking about the human experience?
  4. Who wants to share stories?
  5. Who understands what language systems?
    1. Colors and textures
    2. Noise, songs, birds, music
    3. Pattern and sequence recognition
    4. Numbers and letters and otherVisual imagery and intuitive reading is about more than pretty pictures; it is about listening, community engagement, conservation, art, culture, and our very wild imagination. 

Intuition does not say what things mean but sniffs out their possibilities. Meaning is given by thinking.

— Carl Jung, Jung-Kirsch Letters, Page 21

Many research practices use narrative to communicate the truth of social life in stories. Leavy (2008) said narratives “maybe our own stories, those of others, or those that blur ‘the real’ and ‘the imaginary’ but are no less truthful in communicating human experience” (p. 39). The artist’s authentic voice is needed, because if we allow the market value of art to “define and control our gifts, the less gifted we will become, as individuals and as a society” (Hyde, 2007, p. 205).

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What I love is inspiring people and building meaningful connections that invite us to explore new realities together. Thanks to my supporters I can afford to spend more time doing what I love. -Mitra

Mitra is an artist and entrepreneur. She’s self-published the Original Odyssey puzzle cards, Mermaid Relationship Mini-Deck, and Mermaid Type Tarot.