L.O.V.E. Is The Answer Kintsugi Workshop
About the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer Kintsugi Workshop
Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of the restoration of broken pottery with a golden elixir. It is symbolic of healing from life’s challenges — putting the shattered pieces of our lives back together with even more beauty than we had before. Kintsugi is completely in sync with L.O.V.E. Is The Answer’s mission of helping people learn how to love themselves and love others. We use Kintsugi as art therapy. Things and people are routinely discarded when they become “broken.” The practice of Kintsugi offers is a different perspective — there’s beauty in the brokenness. The projects completed by students will become tangible symbols of hope, resilience, and healing. Each student in our Kintsugi workshop will leave there not only with a meaningful experience, but also with a treasured family heirloom to display in their home or office to remind them of how beautiful their life truly is, even with all of its flaws.
Sample 3-Hour Workshop Schedule
(Times shown for reference only — time of day is flexible to meet your group’s needs.)
6:00 pm – Welcome and brief introductions.15 seconds each.
6:20 pm – Introduction to L.O.V.E. Is The Answer including our who, what, when, where, and why
6:30 pm – Introduction to Kintsugi. Include addressing adverse effects of trauma.
6:45 pm – Fireside chat with everyone sharing a challenge they’ve had to overcome or currently are facing
7:15 pm – Breathing exercise
7:20 pm – Instructions for today’s Kintsugi practice
7:30 pm – Break pottery as a group. Move into individual spaces and identify the broken pieces. Use a sharpie to write your life’s challenges on the insides of the broken pieces
7:45 pm – Assembling the pieces. As each student finishes, photographer takes their portrait photo
8:30 pm – Fireside chat – students show their completed pottery and share what the experience meant to them
8:55 pm – Close by instructors
9 pm – End
If you are interested in the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer Kintsugi Workshop, and would like more information about cost and other details, please complete the form below.