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Draw Me Nearer
Exploring Mindfulness through Creative Art


Workshop Overview

Details for one 6-week series

This workshop offers new, creative ways to practice mindfulness meditation using drawing, coloring, and papercrafts. Each week focuses on a different theme and incorporates mindfulness techniques, poetry, music, and texts from multiple wisdom traditions.

Population: designed for ages 16+

Length of workshop: 6 consecutive sessions, one 60-minute session each week


Delivery: offered in-person to fully-vaccinated/masked participants or remotely on Zoom

Materials needed for Zoom workshop participants:

  • plain, unlined 8 ½ x 11 paper, sketchbook, or journal

  • assortment of different colored pens, markers, colored pencils, crayons

  • scissors

Signing Check


Details for one 6-week series

Fee for individuals registering separately: $20 drop-in or $100 for the entire series paid in advance


Fee for organizations offering this workshop to their community: $450

Payment options

Minimum number of registered participants to run the workshop: four (4) participants

Travel stipend may be negotiated for in-person workshops offered at organizations located more than 60 miles from Dexter, MI.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund up to 2 weeks before the scheduled workshop date; 50% refund after that up to 3 days from the scheduled date. If there are fewer than four (4) students registered for the workshop two weeks out, the workshop may be canceled and you will be issued a full refund.


Emily Olson

Arts & Mindfulness Coach

Emily Olson seamlessly weaves together music, movement, visual art, creative writing and mindfulness practices in an integrated approach to personal and spiritual growth. Over the course of her 25-year career as a professional musician, she cultivated a holistic approach to mindful awareness by integrating sound, movement, writing, storytelling and visual art with practices from multiple wisdom traditions, as well as through studying the Alexander Technique, Authentic Movement, Body Mapping, Dalcroze Eurythmics, Enneagram, and Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education. Emily has a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of Michigan, and her interest in the role of the arts and mindfulness in health and wellness has led to certifications in Therapeutic Music, RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training, and Trauma & Body-Based Awareness. Emily’s depth and breadth of artistry have been fostered by her spiritual journey, which can be characterized by lifelong curiosity, an unbound pursuit of wisdom, and a constant longing to evolve.

In the Classroom


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Contact Emily Olson at (734) 395-2696 or

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