Legacy Lights: A Workshop for Elders with The Illumignossi Project

Repeats every day until Wed Oct 24 2018 . Also includes Mon Oct 29 2018, Wed Oct 31 2018.
October 24, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
October 29, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
October 31, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, 2018

Fee: There is a $25 materials fee for this three-day workshop (October 24, October 29 & October 31). Fee waivers are available; please contact us by phone at 414-446-8794 for a waiver.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

What is my legacy? What’s the gift/message I wish to leave? What is my special, unique light? Legacy Lights workshops combine artmaking, writing, and discussion for elders who are pondering their legacy. This Legacy Lights workshop makes use of Lynden’s unique resources—art educator Jeremy Stepien, naturalist Naomi Cobb, guest educator Janet Lew Carr, our grounds, and our collections—to guide you as you explore your legacy. We’ll be rambling, observing, journaling, and asking questions; and we will be using simple print and collage processes to create our own richly-decorated lamps and journals.

According to The Illumignossi Project founder David Moss, Legacy Lights is about discovering meanings in our full, complex, messy lives and connecting with others through artmaking and sharing stories, traditions, memories, hopes, and dreams. Legacy work isn’t about death and dying, it’s about life and living. Leaving a legacy lamp gives loved ones something tangible to hold on to that can provide healing and comfort year after year, and generation after generation. You will come away with a legacy light and journal--to enjoy and fill…and eventually gift. As important, you will come away with a deeper appreciation for your life journey. No prior artmaking skills required; participants must attend all three sessions.

About The Illumignossi Project
Make Lamps.  Spread Light.  Share Wisdom.
Illuminating life’s journey is the core of The Illumignossi Project’s philosophy. When we can see life as a journey that’s rich with opportunities for growth and learning, horizons widen and meaning deepens. Like any journey, there are unexpected twists and turns; easy passages and passages that are dark and narrow; tedious portions and moments that are remarkable and sacred.
Now think of light and all that it symbolizes: Warmth, clarity, illumination, understanding, love, healing, hope and inspiration.

Our goal? A little more light for life’s journey. From cradle to grave, we have initiatives that can ease life’s dark, challenging passages or hallow life’s hallmark events. Our unique lamp making process and the beautiful lamps our participants create from natural, handmade papers and materials are surrounded with layers of meaning to help provide light for life’s journey. During the lamp making process connections are made, wisdom is shared, healing is fostered and inspiration is nourished. Whether our workshops are a welcome respite, a positive inflection point along life’s path, or an illuminating flashpoint – a little light, warmth and shared wisdom is always welcome. Gifted to another or kept by its maker, each lamp is its own beautiful, unique symbol that helps provide some welcome light and comfort for life’s journey.
More information on The Illumignossi Project here: http://www.tip.ngo/

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