Cultivate the practice of mindfulness through the magic of a stop-motion animation filmmaking lens, combined with art materials and grounding movement. Using “DragonFrame Stop Motion” software, Bellmont’s animation process enables an exploration of art materials that encourages being present in an environment of awareness without judgement. Fine motor skills marry repetitive motion while the eyes relax and the hand explores materials at each animation station. After experiencing each station, the group explores large-scale movement exercises which are also by the lens for a “pixilation” (the animation of a living subject). These movements enable participants to let go in their bodies with a certain tactile freedom designed for every mover.
Workshop participants will:
- Learn to focus their thoughts while following guided prompts to let go and play abstractly with materials and the repetitive use of technology
- Experience tactile meditative benefits of exploring a range of materials which aid in quieting the mind
- Receive guidance through simple and complex movements of the body enabling body scans, breath work, and focus exercises
Participants receive a link to the finished animated short film that they can view and share.
Enrollment is limited for this program; register early.
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.
This workshop has been cancelled.
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight
Stay With Us
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.
A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).
2 nights commuter fee
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.
See our Cancellation Policy.
Certificate of Attendance : $25