The Language of Horses…A Spiritual Approach
-tapping your individual uniqueness
-seeing and feeling in new ways
-engaging your intuitive
-experiencing spiritual connections
-discovering new and personal artistic styles
-uncovering hidden mysteries in your art and yourself
DATES/TIME: Tuesdays, 10AM-2PM, November 14 – December 5 (or December 12 if we decide to skip Thanksgiving Week) If it rains we will cozy up in the barn on hay bales, with hot apple cider, treats, and the delicious smell of horsey breath! Dress warmly.
LOCATION: Manchester (directions will be given with your registration) We will be meeting with the horses at a one-of-a-kind beautiful ranch with a menagerie of birds, horses, cows, goats, dogs, and cats)
FEE: $167 (4 classes 3-4 hours each)
EXPERIENCE: Beginner to accomplished
WHAT TO BRING: Wear layered clothing, protective shoes or boots. Bring lunch, water, a journal, any size sketch pad (large is good if you need to stretch your boundaries, inexpensive pads okay, we’ll be doing lots of sketching), and pencils, pens, crayons, or charcoal whatever you prefer (I personally love charcoal), as well as additional materials such as watercolors or your own preferred medium. Beginners, talk to me.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Class starting, registration still open. Contact Beverly ( See below) for directions and payment arrangements.
Like climbing Mt. Everest, horses are challenging to sketch, but the
rewards are intrinsic. Their more passionate and exhilarating poses happen in a flash causing those of us who are amateur photographers to fumble for our cameras too late. In this class we will rely on different sketching skills to capture the magnificence of the equine form and spirit,…as well as our own.
We will use an irreverent approach to our art, stepping outside the box of our own artistic style and needs. This can happen as soon we allow the horses to demolish and then reconstruct our approach to our work. The goal will be to let the horses take us deeper into ourselves in a spiritual sense and discover our own purpose and original styles. Our equine guides will uncover delights we didn’t know we had hidden under our predetermined self perceptions.
The class is meant to be lighthearted and fun, but deep acting. We will use sketching and movement exercises to explore different ways of looking, seeing, and feeling the freedom of the moving equine forms, to engage our intuitive, to capture the equine spirit merged with our own, and to observe what the horses are reflecting to us about our soul and our own unique artistic style. There will be a strong thread of self discovery through our art, through the interaction with other artists, and through the inspiration of 5 horses. As you explore your own rhythms and strengths, you may discover that your work feels like a peaceful and meandering river, or water tumbling over a waterfall, the tromping hooves of Billy Goat Gruff on the bridge, the whisper of the wind, or the rasp of the neighbor’s barking dog. For more information, please call or email me.
Dollar, Shaman, Mariah, Amoura, and Kaheka: Equine Guides
Beverly Smith: Interpreter/Facilitator
About: Beverly and The Herd:
Beverly, a 75 year old retired classroom instructor, artist, and writer, works with horses in non-traditional ways after her first horse, Apolinaire, refused the traditional approach. She embarked on a path to learn directly from him the spiritual connection between horse and human. Over the next 25 years and the addition of more rescue horses, she learned that all were her gurus. The horses were the whisperers, and she became the interpreter of their language. Today Dollar, Shaman, Mariah, Amoura, and Kaheka still work with her and with other humans who choose to experience the transformational wisdom and healing these animals offer.
- Contact Beverly: