Margaret Lindsey, MFA
studio: San Juan Ridge, Nevada City, CA
mail: P.O Box 1268, Nevada City, CA 95959
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Margaret Lindsey, MFA, is a life-long artist, educator, creativity coach and facilitator who defines “art” as a creative action taken, as a quest. She has mentored and taught transformative processes for decades, and is passionate about this work. She lives and paints in Nevada City, and shows her paintings in galleries and community spaces. She guides expressive art and healing retreats in various settings, and is currently developing several expressive art e-classes to be offered soon.
My approach to creativity and consciousness begins with the belief that the more aspects of a person’s being are engaged with while learning and healing, the more likely it is that transformation of consciousness can occur. When people actively create while sourcing themselves holistically, they are essentially engaging in creative cross-training. Quantum change occurs when the entire being is involved: the somatic, emotional, cognitive and meditative aspects of self.
Using creative process, I invite my clients and students to drop deep within themselves, to inquire authentically, and to express what has meaning and passion in their lives, within the framework of a safe, supportive, guided environment.
Developed and taught courses in visual arts, consciousness, wellness, and arts education at secondary, undergrad, and graduate levels, (semester and year-long courses.) On-going development and facilitation of workshops, staff development, in-services and retreats for groups of 5 to 125. Mentored colleagues and student teachers, particularly in terms of curriculum development and the inclusion of thinking/meaning/sensing practices within an arts curriculum. Directed and developed courses and curriculum for successful secondary visual arts programs including studio art, graphic design, sculpture, photography. Developed and taught graduate seminars including Teaching Practicum, Art & Symbolic Process, Art as a Spiritual Practice, Mandalas, and Transformative Art Critique.
• Recent professional experience
Adjunct Professor at J.F.K. University, Berkeley, CA, in the Arts & Consciousness Program; mentor in Education at Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont CA; and Department Head and Gallery Director for Visual & Performing Arts at Notre Dame High School, Belmont, CA. On-going development of small-group wellness, visioning and process art workshops, as well as one-on-one creativity mentoring.
MFA Studio Art; BA in Art; Calif. clear secondary teaching credential--Art and English