Mindfulness and Craft with Lauren Braun
July 21 @ 9:00 am - August 11 @ 10:30 am
Dates: Fridays, July 21-August 11, 2023
Description: Join artist and mindfulness facilitator Lauren Braun in practicing meditation. Each week we will focus on a different mindfulness theme. The hour and a half long session will include instruction, guided meditation, voluntary discussion and time for reflection. When possible, we will look at the artwork on exhibit at Contemporary Craft as part of our mindfulness practice.
A few of the many benefits of meditation include: improved mental focus, stress reduction, anxiety relief, improved self-awareness, building skills of compassion and empathy for self and others, increased access to imagination and intuition, and learning to focus on the present moment. All are welcome. No prior experience is necessary.
Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
Cancellations and Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshops must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded through Eventbrite, or you may leave your workshop fee in your Contemporary Craft account for future workshops.
Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three-business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks.
If you require accessibility accommodations, please let us know by calling 412.261.7003 and we are happy to assist you.
About the Artist
Lauren Braun is an artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. She works in collage, drawing and painting. In 2021, she became a certified mindfulness facilitator with the intention of helping artists learn how to incorporate mindfulness/meditation techniques into their art practices.
She was recently selected to participate in the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s ‘Tough Art @ Home’ digital residency program, and for a mentorship collaboration between the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and Creative Citizens Studios. She was a 2018 Emerging Artist at the Three Rivers Arts Festival and has participated in residencies at Nemacolin, the Pittsburgh Glass Center and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work was featured in Creative Nonfiction Magazine. She holds a Masters degree in Fine Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and a BFA (Art Photography) with honors from Syracuse University.
Since moving to Pittsburgh in 2007, she has developed her studio practice while working for a variety of non-profit organizations including Dreams of Hope, JFilm and Jewish Residential Services. She also had a brief stint in the corporate world as the program coordinator for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program.
Lauren’s work is included in the permanent public collection of the PA Convention Center in Philadelphia, and the corporate collection of PNC Bank.
She creates work in her Squirrel Hill studio.