Forever a Rough Draft: A creative workshop for body + soul.
Thursday, July 19th
from 7 – 9pm
This workshop is for anyone who wants to deepen their connection to themselves, their body, and creative process through guided meditation, somatic writing, and blind contour self portraiture. Your body is a soft machine, a collection 37.2 trillion cells, a wild, sacred, living creature, and the universe performing itself—but what does that mean to you?
Together we will explore what it means to have a body by unpacking what limits us through collective breathing and holding space for radical tenderness. We will spend the duration of the workshop alternating between gentle body scans, blind contour self portraiture, writing a personal manifesto, and voluntary discussion. The goal of the workshop is to provide you with the tremendously useful therapeutic tools of somatic writing, breathwork, and self portraiture to further your personal and creative growth.
Just bring yourself!
No experience is needed, just the desire to show up for yourself and connect both personally and collectively. All attendees will receive a workbook and letterpress print from our small press!
Located in Oakland’s Laurel district.
This workshop takes place at Mischief.
3908 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
About our teachers:
Victoria Emanuela is a writer, mental health counselor, meditation teacher, and embodiment coach. Victoria’s work centers around understanding and transforming trauma, somatic writing, and the art of embodiment as reclamation. She’s dedicated to deconstructing the performance of being human and what it means to have a body. Overcoming complex PTSD and living with a chronic illness, Victoria was deeply called towards helping people overcome life’s adversity by cultivating a rooted connection to their body and coping through self-exploratory writing.
Caitlin Metz is an artist and educator, who spends her time exploring self portraiture, writing manifestos and deconstructing the subjugation and disembodiment of the female form. Her work revolves around multiplicity of identity, anxiety and claiming one’s self through movement, nature and art making.