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Seeing the Invisible: Drawing as Spiritual Practice

  • Taborspace 5441 Southeast Belmont Street Portland, OR, 97215 United States (map)


Shift your perspective and discover a whole new world of creative power awaiting you.

SEEING THE INVISIBLE: Drawing as Spiritual Practice

*This is an introductory drawing course. No previous drawing experience is required.*

June 8 - July 13
6 Saturdays, 9:15am - 11:45am
Tuition $397

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Drawing is about much more than the mechanics of your hand. Seeing is much more than the biology of how your eyes work. When you learn to draw, you learn to see with greater depth, and you open a portal into the spiritual world that allows you to pull what you discover into visibility. Children are naturally tapped into this magical world.

But it’s not magic. It’s simply working with the invisible energies that are always there, working with the hidden undercurrent beneath the surface of things. To work with that current is to work with your creative flow.

When you unblock your natural creative flow, you discover a world of inspiration and play that you’ve not seen since you were a child. That world has always been there, waiting for your return.

Are you ready to return? I developed this course to help guide you back to your essential creative self. 


In this course, you’ll learn a core of beginning drawing processes that will not only teach you the tools to make drawings that look like what you’re drawing, but that will also open your perception and expand your awareness of yourself and the world around you.

This is drawing as a meditative practice and a process of self-discovery. Every person is here to express themselves, to live into their unique purpose. We’ll learn to work with this energy and see the connection between how we approach making marks through drawing and the way we make our mark in the world.


Expand your awareness and draw with increased perceptual accuracy.

Create new neural pathways in your brain that allow you expand your perspective so you can break old patterns and create new ones.

Consciously create your experiences so you can make meaningful shifts in your relationships, in your business, and in your own personal growth.

Distinguish the voice of your inner critic from the voice of your true self so you can relax into yourself and trust your intuition.

Shift your energy and your mindset to become more fearless and free so you can take leadership of your life.

Fall in love with your life.

Michael Namkung is an artist, a world champion athlete, and a transformational coach. His mission is to support emerging leaders and visionaries in speaking their truth, walking their highest path, and becoming the creative powerhouses they are so they can experience the success that allows them to make the impact they’re here to make in the world. He has received awards from the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Tanne Foundation for his pioneering work Drawing Gym, a hybrid art form that combines drawing with rigorous physical exercise. He has exhibited and performed his work in galleries, museums, universities and public spaces worldwide, including SFMOMA, Museu de Arte Contemporaneo Niteroi, The Asian Art Museum San Francisco, Stanford University, Locust Projects, The Drawing Center New York, and Grace Cathedral San Francisco. He holds a Master of Education degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University. He served as Assistant Professor of Art at Florida International University, and as Visiting Assistant Professor at Lewis and Clark College.

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