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November 1, 2019 – January 8, 2020


Blue Universe

Sponsored by Middlesex Community College Foundation’s New Day Fund

 In these workshops students have experienced the magic of making art through the prism of guided meditation and sound healing. The vibrations from both the instruments and spoken word establish a higher, more organic state of receptivity in the minds of the participants allowing for the spontaneous imprinting of psychic energies and emotional states into corporeal art forms.

These art processes represent a total departure from the typical studio art class as the students are not following a prescribed lesson for a given learning outcome. Rather they are directed to follow their intuition through a responsive manipulation of the media based entirely on their own stream of consciousness. In so doing the students are engaged in a process of mindfulness that allows them to trust their intuition and gut instincts.

Art techniques utilized include alcohol inks, Dr Martin’s Dyes, acrylic, watercolor and alcohol inks. Because all of these water-based art techniques are distinguished by their inherent qualities of fluidity and movement, the attendees have been able to observe the impact of subtle paint manipulations on emerging imagery. The sound healing instruments utilized include chakra bowls, chimes, a gong and healing forks.

Through these workshops students have learned to appreciate the benefits of a meditative state of mind for attaining greater academic and personal success.


The Niche is in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office. Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.–7 p.m.; Fridays 8 a.m.–4 p.m.