Meditative Drawing

This free workshop is for teens to young adults. Registration Required. Please use the sign-up form or email

If participant is under 18,  a signed permission slip will need to be filled out and  brought in or emailed before the first session.

Artist and MFT Michael G. Bauer will be leading a series of public workshops in collaboration with Art in the Park aimed to promote meditation and mindful drawing practice within a group context. The workshops draw on mindfulness, and meditation The goal of the workshops is to promote emotional wellbeing, community building, and connection through drawing processes. 

Meditational drawing uses the drawing process to engage in meditation. Meditative drawing (or drawing meditation) is a visual technique for training attention and awareness, placing the mind in a calm and stable state through drawing. This can be done through a series of techniques, such as repetitive mark-making, coloring, drawing from life, visualization, and exercises that activate the senses. 

Workshops take place inside and outside. Masks are highly recommended indoors.

A little bit of what to except at each season – 

Session 1: Papermaking, April 2nd –  Participants will learn about the papermaking process, and make their own paper which will be used in future sessions. 

Session 2: Toolmaking, April 16h – Using a variety of materials such as string, wire, sticks and glue this session is dedicated to making drawing and painting tools 

Session 3: Tactility, April 30th.  We will use our paper and tools we made in previous sessions to make collages that concentrate on the sensation of touch, material and texture. 

Session 4: Mantras and thoughts, May 21th.  This session concentrates on identifying helpful affirmations and mantras which will be used to make repetitive text drawings.    

Session 5: Sound and Drawing, June 4th.  Sound and hearing is the foundation of this session, utilizing music and sound as a jumping off point for meditative drawing. 

Session 6: Seeing, May June 11th. We immerse ourselves in the process of seeing.  Exercises will be dedicated to building awareness to detail, and seeing through a individual and group exercises.

For more information:, or (323) 379 – 5718

Meditational Drawing is supported through a California Arts Council Creative Youth Development Grant.

Art in the Park is a proud partner site of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs