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Registration is CLOSED for VISUAL QUEST

(with a heartfelt THANK YOU to all those joining us!)

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Join Pixie Campbell for a 5-week journey combining
creative process with the insightful, ancient tools of shamanism.

 

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Unsure about shamanic journeying?

7 Journeys in June is FREE and a great introduction to this ancient healing practice.

July 29 – August 31  Course Fee: $229

Questions? Please write to us at hello@animyst.com

Classroom and all course content will be available until March 2014.

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When I first discovered you I followed your artwork. I noticed you offered an online class but I just wasn’t interested. There was no way (in my mind) that such deep work could happen online…. but then I met you at Squam Art Workshops and instantly knew that anything you offered I wanted to be a part of! I was floored at how deep the experience was. Your videos are a huge part of that, Pixie. You are so grounded and genuine and wise in them. I love that you swat flies away, that you battle with the wind to light your sage~ it’s so f’ing real and adorable… Thank you for having the guts to be YOU! I also love that you step into a sister role as opposed to an “expert” role~ you teach us, but you also teach us to find our own way within the offerings. Super valuable. -Elke Glendenning

You are supremely awesome. And I am supremely grateful. It is times like this I wish I were a poet. Pixie, you have opened my eyes to a way of thinking I only heard whispered in the deepest parts of my soul but spent almost an entire lifetime telling to shut the hell up. I wish, only wish there were some way I could express or show you how much has changed in me, about me, with me, from this work.    -Latisha Guthrie

 

Pixie’s approach, to both art and spirit, is natural and simple, yet deep and holistic.

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Who is this class for?

I felt like I was really ready to take your class, to explore my animal muse wildness and try something different. I think your open-ness and welcoming, nurturing spirit was instrumental in making this happen. For this, I thank you. I had never done a sage burning ritual before your class and last week I dried some sage and did a burning ritual in my apartment. I was trying to clear energy from the past- it’s an old space to me but becoming new and different. It was renewing and the smell reminded me of that mystical feeling of stepping into the cabin for the class-excitement, anticipation, and feeling a connection and rootedness to nature.  -Rani Shankar

Visual Quest is for spiritual people who want to give form to what they feel inside and around them. It teaches you how to apply what you feel to the canvas.

It’s also for creative people desiring to connect to the Spirit that lies inside of them and outside, enabling work with meaningful symbols, and a deeper connection to the artwork.

It’s for artists wishing to freshen and deepen their practice, and for non-artists who would like to explore the mediums in a non-competitive and supportive environment.

It is for deep-thinkers and deep-feelers exploring their inner terrain and wanting to gain more clarity about the strongest archetypes within them, and the personal symbols which represent them.

 

Visual Quest
An Online Shamanic Painting Exploration

MEET YOUR SPIRITUAL GUIDES & HELPERS

Circle up for Visual Quest as I guide you through a 5-week online course on my personal process of shamanic painting and point you toward your totems and helpers!

COURSE STRUCTURE

Week 1: Initiation  Participants will be initiated with a myriad of shamanic tools which will accompany them on their creative journey.

In the first week of Visual Quest, you will begin seeing with new eyes! Pixie will initiate you with the tools and educate you in the basic ways of shamanism, so that you’ll be comfortable calling on your guides and utilizing the tools throughout your painting intensive.

We’ll cover the following topics:

*Healing the Creative Spirit and Becoming Strong for the Journey

*Gathering Sacred Tools, Preparing the Workspace, and Supplies

*PDF content to assist you on your quest

*Introduction to animal guides, medicine helpers, healers and guides

*Logistics and Tips For How to Be Successful at this Course

*Full review of the process and instructions on How to Take a Shamanic Journey

 

Weeks 2-5: Quest  Daily lessons in creativity/painting and integrative spiritual practice.

*Journey for Creative Totem
*Weekly Journeys
*Palette: Selecting and Mixing Colors
*Mark-making
*Sketchbooks
*Trance Painting
*Integrative Painting
*Depth Work: What Keeps Wanting to Showing Up and Why?
*Unearthing the Images
*Visual Representation of the Inner Landscape
*Goldmining the Soul
*Painting the Spirits
*Application, application, application
*Pineal Gland and Auric Gifts
*Honoring Your Process, and Marking Rites of Passage with Celebration
*Supporting the Creative Body: YOU at Your Most Vibrant
*Restorative Painting
*Tips for Staying Creative, including The 15 Minute Artist

What’s most intriguing about this process is that you’re taking the trip down the rabbit-hole to find the treasure and messages within, gathering information from inside of you, about you, (which relates to what is universal in all of us), and bringing it into visual existence where it shapeshifts and teaches you at an even deeper level. I find that this process allows me to step aside and let the message of my work find it’s own way. 

 

What to Expect 
*To enjoy this class, simply be willing to see what is inside of you and make an attempt at interpreting it visually.

*There is an optional materals list provided here, however, you could make full use of this course with some paper and a set of watercolors if you really wanted to.

*No experience whatsoever is required.

*Pixie will be posting Monday-Saturday.

*As the course is online, you can join from anywhere in the world so long as you have access to high-speed internet (so you can watch the videos).

*While there are no due dates to complete the exercises and you’re welcome to follow along closely or work at your own pace, the content does build on itself so you may find that working through it sequentially is most beneficial.

*Depending on how much you want to get your hands dirty, interacting with the course will take 2+ hours per week and hands-on/painting will add on as much time as you enjoy.

*There will be a live-stream video call with Pixie scheduled during the course where she will be able to answer some of your questions.

*You will have access to all of this rich course content until March 2014 (nearly 7-months).

*The content will be delivered on our private password protected site and will contain a mix of written, video and audio recorded posts. The videos are professionaly shot and presented on Vimeo in HD. The audio recordings are also professionally captured. In other words, this course looks and sounds fantastic.

*You’ll want to ensure that your computer and internet browsing software are all up-to-date so you can watch the videos (if you can watch our promo video, you should be fine!)

*You will have access to a supportive community in our Private Facebook group for sharing experiences and your artwork – and that group will remain open to you after class has concluded.

 

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July 29 – August 31  Course Fee: $229 

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Sharing My Practice :: Honoring the Medicine
This class is a convergence of everything I know about spirit and art all rolled into one. Creative living and spiritual practice  represents all that’s mysterious, alive and juicy in every one of us. I’ve been painting for twenty-three years, and I’ve watched my practice become more reflective of my deep Self, and less of my ‘ideas’ about what would make a good painting. This freeing process is release, it’s color and spirit in motion, it’s a deep embrace of What Is, and an intentional honoring of life itself.

What is Shamanism?
Shamanism is the practice of utilizing ancient divining tools for the benefit of humankind and the Earth. It is thousands of years old, and is still being used by indigenous medicine people today. A traditional shaman “journeys” into other dimensions to obtain healing guidance for individuals who are unwell, and for directives for the tribe. A modern-day medicine person works with shamanic tools to retrieve insights about the Self, as Jung referred to it, or non-ego related, Universal consciousness.

In my shamanic practice, I discovered that the “other dimensions” (within and without) hold a hidden goldmine of inspiration, and purely authentic soul ephemera with which to create. My paintings reflect the themes, archetypes, and sub-personas that reside within me. Unsurprisingly, we share universal messages, which makes creating and sharing art a beautiful way to connect with one’s own and one another’s souls. In this course, you’ll discover what lies in the deep caverns of beautiful YOU and what might like to be shared from that sacred place.

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What is a Vision Quest?
A vision quest is a traditional practice of being alone, sometimes in a wild place, and staying still there for a number of days, while fasting, in order to cleanse oneself and hear the messages that are trying to come through. Traditional native people would wait for messages, signs and symbols from Spirit, such as an unusual occurrence in the weather, a visit from a wild creature, obvious signals, or even voices which would indicate one’s path or purpose in life. One’s own relationship to Spirit is honored and affirmed in this process.

As creatives, and many of us spiritual creatives at that, we too, await the messages- the holy Muse, the inspiration download, the retention of the small bits which drive us to get to work. The vision quest you’re about to go on will take you into your relationship with the Source of Creation. It is personal and private for you, and it is your birthright to access to the messages.

A medicine person traditionally holds the sacred space while the questers go out into the wild. He or she makes prayers and offerings, and calls on the guides and spirits to become known to the questers. This is my job, which I honor in the tradition that I was taught.

Your Guide

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Pixie Campbell is an artist, writer and sacred-space holder. Her driving passions are the Earth and her creatures, plants and elements. This informs the work she does as a women’s circle facilitator, project collaborator, artist, and art instructor. She is a Magician, interested mostly in transforming what isn’t working into wisdom. Read more about Pixie.

She’s sold hundreds of pieces of artwork-many of which were created with an infant slung around her- hung in galleries nationwide, contributed to books on creativity, healthy living, money, and self-help, has been featured in magazines such as Somerset Studio, Somerset Life, Taproot, and Bamboo, led coast-to-coast workshops, and co-founded Matrilumina: Gatherings for Beacons & Luminaries, with Christine Mason Miller last year.

 

Visual Quest: An Online Shamanic Painting Exploration

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VISUAL QUEST is a Five Week Art and Spirit Intensive with Pixie Campbell

July 29 – August 31 2013

Classroom and all course content will be available to you until March 2014.

Course Fee: $229

Questions? Please write to us at hello@animyst.com
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Animyst is Jen Gray Blackburn & Michelle Madden Smith.

Creating structure and support for your dreams.

We hope to bring meaning to your creative process this Summer!