2021 6.8.2021 6-9 pm Zoom through Omega
CASUAL ALCHEMY: INTUITIVE MAKING
Calling All Makers! Longtime Omega teacher Daniel Mack sees Object-Making as Alchemical: ways to help reveal, hold
and release old and emerging versions of our selves. In this 3-hr Zoom, he shows you around his WonderRoom
studio in Warwick, NY: the tools, materials, work tables, storage and display areas.
He explains more about this “Casual Alchemy” approach.(Thomas Moore calls such objects “Magical Decoys”)
He guides you through a few Making activities based on the practices of Surrealism, Alchemy and using The Elements
He invites you to share your objects and thoughts with the others in our Maker’s Clan. (Some of Dan's Clan)
Take a look at 10 free booklets on related topics
Collect some of this stuff for Intuitive Making: 5x7 heavy paper or card stock, hammer, knife, candle, matches, soil, a few band aids, empty jars, shells, feathers, thread, few pencil-size sticks, rubberbands, dental floss, twist ties, pencil, crayons, chalk. Dan's NOTES
2020 All Cancelled
April Making Totems at Pacha-Yoga
July Making Imaginal Objects at The Omega Institute
But, I have Thirteen booklets of self-guided material, free, for you to download. .
explore these materials and a related Blog, and Make a few things,
July/October Exploring an Artist’s Studio
Rustic woodworker Daniel Mack opens his Warwick studio for a day of Creative Activity. In the morning, he introduces the simple
practices of rustic construction as people build a logwood bench,
table or stool. Fee: $60\. In the afternoon, a separate workshop, he helps people explore sculptural approaches to natural materials, constructing both 2-D and 3-D projects. Fee: $60
This day is suitable for curious beginners as well as experienced woodworkers and craftspeople looking to broaden their
experience and especially parents working with their children.
Limited to ten people and includes all materials and supplies.
Register through Mt Saint Mary College
May Creative Aging workshops Creative Aging Handout
April Celebration/Reading of Kurt Seligmann's Mirror of Magic
March Podcast Creative Aging Stirring the Cauldron
Oct/Nov Introduction to Creative Aging
Aug Befriending the Creative Unconscious, The Omega Institute
July Wander-Wonder-Play Art as Transformation
Teen Leadership Program
Pechakucha, Objects as Magical Decoys
Woodlanders Gathering schedule
Teen Classes in Magic and Surrealim
Teen Leadership Program
Parent/Child Studio Time photos
Enrichment Pgm, Local School
Making Rustic 10-5 $175
Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston, NY
Doing Rustic: Structures and Sculpture, Omega Institute
Teen Leadership Program, Community Center
Object-making with Natural Materials 11-1 $50
Creative Workshops for Farmworker Teens
Studio/Garden Tour for 30 Teen Leaders
Align your art with your life OMEGA OUTLINE
Altered Hub Cap Workshop farmworker Boys Group
Garden Art, Mt St Mary College
Being in Nature, OCLT
Garden Art, Cornell Cooperative
Omega, Rhinebeck, NY
Juror/Presenter, Art in the Wild at Wildwood Park, Harrisburg, PA
Pocket Change Project Ezine version
Woodlanders '12 review FB rethinking 2013
Arts in Healthcare: Dan developed arts skills in non-traditional healthcare settings, a 20-week weekly, potluck meal seminar series.
Curated Repetition as Meditation
BLOGS: JC MKS Altared Spirits
Developing an etsy storefront
Guest Speaker, Parsons School of Design
2010 and earlier
Valerie Goodman Gallery/Blog 9.20.10
Magic Medicine 8.10 11.5.10
Architects and Artisans Blog 8.10
Woodlanders Gathering August, 2010
Working by Moonlight: 2-hour and 8-hour workshops in active imagination in the tradition of alchemy: the technical, the spiritual and the intuitive
Working Rustic: 1 day, 3 day and 5 day workshops.
Making Crossroads Cards working with 300 fifth graders to create a composite mural to greet them as they come from all 4 elementary schools to the 6th grade in Middle School next September. We're creating
and sharing individual trading cards to get acquainted with each other to minimize the chances of bullying.
Developing the Vegetative Mind, MAD Gardners Symposium. March 6, 2010
Community-Building Workshop, St. Anthony's High School, Jersey City, NJ. January 14, 2010.
60 people--30 mentors and their 30 high school, college bound mentees--
played in Card-Making Workshop to get them to know each other better and celebrate National Mentors Month.
Making Things in the Woods On October 3, Dan worked, er, played with a bunch of people in the Woods for an afternoon of making lightly-scaled Land Art: things that hang, re-arranged fallen wood, colored chalks in unexpected areas of a piece of property belonging to The Orange County Land Trust. They are interested in introducing more people to the many different properties they own.
- Go the the OCLT preserve near Rt 416/207 and see for yourself! Earlier in the year, Dan's artist friend Robbie Haleane did a Stone Wall building Workshop at another site. The point: Get artists working/playing on the Land!
HIKES into HISTORY: Dan leads groups to severeal regional several Lenape Indian and unusual stone sites in the Warwick area. Contact with the Land and visiting sites where people have been for thousands of years has a magical, and political, effect. May 18, 2010, June 5, 2010 September 26, 2009
Imaginal Artifacts Workshop (now Working By Moonlight) : On November 21, seven people met for several hours to explore the languages of making things...some cards, some tools and other imaginal techlnologies. Let the Right Brain lead!
Spirit into Matter, Dec 5-6 Show with luminary artists Najim Chechen, Linda Richichi, John F. Simon, jr .
Nature and Human Nature Workshops: play-dates in natural settings.Mindfulness and light engagement. at the Doublekill Creek; October 3, 2009
Woodlander Gatherings: since 2000, Dan has been organizing weekend rendezvous for people interested in working with the ways of nature. His workshops and PlayTimes throughout the year are inspired by this event which has happened 18 times so far
Gatherings at Dan's Studio on Alchemy, Moonlight and Illness.
Interior Landscapes, 2008
- Imagination Matters, on-line, 2007 more
- Joy of Making, Omega, 2006
- Shadow: conceals and reveals
- "Shadow: unclaimed parts of inner life."
- Gallery 2004 .on-line exhibit 25 artists
Arts-in-Healthcare Seminar 2011
and started Arts in Nature, a custom-workshop service for organizations interested in deepening their experience of nature and human nature.