“Design Your Kairos: A Mixed-Media Journey in Creating Time through Creativity,” led by Marney K. Makridakis of Dallas, TX.  This workshop is brought to us and hosted by the Ann Arbor Women Artists.

Marney is a popular speaker, workshop leader and author of the upcoming book, “Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life.”  She is also the founder of the print magazine Artella, the online community Artellaland (for creators of all kind), and the creator of ARTbundance, an approach of self-discovery through art.

During this creative and soul-enriching event, students will explore the Greek concepts of kairos and kronos (nonlinear and linear time), and through the creation of mixed-media art, will be guided towards their own definition and representation of time. Beginning with creative writing and doodling prompts that explore everything from personal history to epic mythology, students will create a mixed-media art piece that is a visual representation of ideal time: time that is literally created by tapping into the enormous creative resources within.

Workshop Details:

Saturday, May 26, 10 am – 3 pm
Lunch Break is Noon to 1 pm
Located in the gallery at Riverside Arts Center
See our Map page for Directions and Parking Lot locations
Attendance is limited to the first 40 paid registrants.

Supplies to bring:

Mat board or canvas of your choice, measuring at least 8” x 10”
Favorite adhesives (i.e., glue, gel medium, double-stick tape)
Pens and markers
Paintbrushes and a few favorite colors of paint (whatever you can easily carry – there will be extras to share!)
A collection of decorations or embellishments (images, ephemera, small 3-D objects)
Contributions for the shared art pile (i.e. decorative paper sheets and scraps, ribbon, lace, images, etc)

To register, please send a $50 check made payable to AAWA to:

Katie Halton, AAWA Workshops Co-Chair
2720 Dexter Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103


Later that same evening (Saturday, May 26th at 7pm), Marney will be doing a book-reading/book-signing of her book, “Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life” at Nicola’s Books of Ann Arbor.

Even in these fast-paced days, it’s ultimately not time we lack, but vibrant connection to the timeless moment. In this inspiring evening, Marney goes beyond time management to show you how to literally create time through creative and enlightening ideas, perspectives and self-revealing projects. She’ll take you on a fun, yet powerful time-traveling journey of magical, dynamic shifts to a more meaningful and spiritually fulfilling life, as you organically reshape the ways you view and use time.

Advance reviews of Marney’s book:

“Marney is a powerful speaker and skillful teacher with an extremely well-developed blend of both right- and left-brained approaches. She is highly professional, brilliantly intuitive, and a gifted visionary who is immensely skilled at distilling information, sharing it, and supporting her listeners and students in every direction. Her creative approach to time is life changing, full of practical and magical ways to feel free, flowing, inspired, and gifted with time in your life.”

– SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy), bestselling author and artist

“When Marney’s book arrived, I thought, ‘Pshaw! There is no way to find more creative time.’ It took maybe ten pages before I was rejoicing. Marney has done the impossible – created a plethora of joyful ways to transform how you see, experience, and create with time. This book is the time machine you’ve been waiting for.”

– Jennifer Louden, author of “The Woman’s Comfort Book” and “The Life Organizer”

“If time has become an obnoxious bully in your life, read Marney’s beautiful book and you will discover dozens of creative ways to turn time into an uplifting guide. I particularly love her ways to intuit the synchronicities in one’s life and for really imagining time as a unified flow.”

– Seena B. Frost, founder of SoulCollage

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