The Art of the Moving Line
The Art of the Moving Line
by Kim Murriera — Creative Arts Therapist
Form Drawing is line imprinting itself onto a surface born from the movement of the human hand. It is one of the oldest art forms of humankind. Bronze Age stone carvings, the Lombard and Celtic arts of masonry and book illumination are all expressions of the Art of the Moving Line.
Form Drawing cultivates an active and tangible relationship to space. It brings awareness to top, bottom, left, right, back, front and inside and out. It brings relationship with negative and positive space. All of this works metaphorically in one’s life as well as massages your physiology into balance. It is therapeutic in nature and will be illuminated in this way while we are in practice with the forms before us.
Join me once a week for a two hour Form Drawing practice where I will systematically guide you into this ancient art form where we become familiar with simple and fundamental forms of long ago progressing over time into more complicated ones.
"I signed up for Kim's form drawing class because I wanted to feel forms in my body. As a bodyworker, the form drawing is changing the way I work, see and am aware of energy flow, congestion, openness, symmetry and coherence in both another and myself. Thanks Kim!"
"I never considered myself to be artistic. This form drawing class has drawn out the bits and pisces of art inside that I didn't know I had. I love this class! Now I have my own art on the refrigerator!"
“Form Drawing is fun and doing it makes me happy!”
“Accomplishing the forms gives substance to my bones and a gladness to my heart. I feel buoyed. Using the magic of online technology, Kim will guide you skillfully through the deep simplicity and ancient complexity of the form.”
“Form Drawing with Kim at her "Creative Arts Studio" seems to ‘form’ a container for what is happening in my inner world, and often my outer world as well. As the current form comes toward me, like a photo developing by my own hand, I feel embraced and held in a way that gives me courage, strength and a sense of beauty.“
After completing a degree in child development in California, Kim Murriera earned a Teaching Certificate in Waldorf/Steiner Education from Emerson College in the UK. She completed her post-graduate degree in Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy in Melbourne, Australia, and received her license for massage therapy in Hawaii.
Her professional skills include Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy, Waldorf Education Classroom Teaching, Hawaiian Temple Lomi Lomi Massage, Pregnancy and Labor Support and Ayurvedic Pancha Karma Treatments.
She has integrated the hands-on contact of bodywork, the therapeutic quality of creativity and the wisdom of her spiritual life into a unique collaboration with her clients.
Kim is dedicated to listening to her clients and companioning them toward an experience of wholeness, which includes the physical and spiritual bodies and their interconnectedness with the head, heart and hands.