Workshops & Events

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Mandalas, Meditation & Journaling
MARCH 23, 2019

1 day Workshop  – March 23 (new date) – St. Louis, MO

The Art of Growing Our Souls
Deepening Our Prayers – Written & Painted

Writing, Calligraphy & Painting

AUGUST 18 – 23, 2019

5 day Workshop, Hendersonville, NC
1400 acre retreat center near Asheville, NC

Here is blog showing prayers and prayer books that will be created.


POSTPONED until spring 2020

A Sacred Circle of Creativity –
Balance of Light & Dark

Mother Earth, Mandalas, Meditation & Words

1.5 day Workshop  – St. Louis, MO




1 Day Workshop – Saturday April 13, 10 am to 4 pm – St. Louis
Morning Mandalas, Meditation and Journaling is an easily learned combination of painting mandalas, guided imagery and journal writing.  This mandala making process awakens the artist within, creates calmness and provides insights into inner wisdom. It clears out interior clutter, right and left sides of the brain are enlivened and balanced, and  creativity is expressed through a daily mandala painting and writing practice. Different art mediums are explored: watercolor, colored papers, markers, glitter paints, glazes, sumi ink and more.  After all I am an artist and one of my greatest joys in playing with art materials, so there are lots of fun discoveries in that department.
More info on (the date here on this site is correct) my website.
Included in the cost are most of the art materials needed.  We will be using different art papers, watercolors, inks and other easy to use materials. Each participant can bring additional art materials.






The Art of Growing Our Souls

5 Day Workshop – Sun. Aug. 18 to Fri. Aug 23 -Hendersonville, NC
Kanuga – 1400 acre retreat center near Asheville, NC

Here is blog showing prayers and prayer books that will be created.
Art of Growing our Souls
Deepening Our Written and Painted Prayers
Personal and deep prayers will be written and artistically expressed through journal and prayer writing, personal calligraphy and painted colored prayer books.
Creating these prayer books combines writing of personal journals, prayers and poems from a deep honest place within and expressing these words with easy flowing calligraphy and painting.  These forms of writing, calligraphy and painting are both an art and a meditation that nurture our soul’s growth.
The religious, spiritual, scientific and healing dimensions of colors and how to use them to help embody your prayers and artistic expressions will be shared. Fine art papers, watercolors, writing markers, calligraphy pens, bookbinding threads, buttons, beads and other art materials will be used.
No art or writing experience necessary.

For more info and photos, here is my blog.

Registration through  ART & SOUL RETREAT-  Kanuga Episcopal Retreat Center, Hendersonville, NC -near Asheville




1.5 Day Workshop –  FRIDAY EVEING 6-9pm, SATURDAY 9 am to 5 pm –

From Mystery to Manifestation and Meaning, and Back Again

Creativity is the life force, the act, the flow of becoming. It is the union of the climb to light and the dive within to the mystery and meaning of our own longing. The journey of creativity is to bring about the unity of our soul and the soul of the universe. Without knowing both the light and the mystery of our soul and the soul of the universe we don’t truly know ourselves, our gifts to share and our place in creation.


A day and a half workshop of connection to and communion with the sacredness of nature and creativity. Time in nature, making marks with mandalas and other images, guided meditations and writing of words through journaling, prayers and poems.  
A sacred circle of creativity is a nurturing safe embracing place where a deep connection with our own personal truths and source is opened and expressed. A sacred circle of creativity can surround us as we create individually and with others. It is created with a centering of intention and opening to creative spirit. It surrounds us in a mandala of wholeness and centering.
A sacred circle of connection to nature lets us feel the pulse of creation from Mother Earth and the creations of nature.

Time will be spent out of doors in nearby nature where creativity and connection will be experienced and expressed.


We will work with easily created images and words of mystery and light. The cycles of nature, especially the Moon, will be our guide. The wisdom of seeds as they germinate and grow roots in the darkness and then grow to the light will also be our guide.

We will use meditation, mandalas, mark making and writing to create meaningful mixed media art journaling expressions. Materials will be explored including watercolor and other papers, inks, paints, graphite pencils, pipettes, color copies, stones, sticks and other man made and nature made art materials.

We will be creating simple art journaling books that will hold our images, words, and nature creations. We will be creating containers and vessels for both the mystery and light of our creative discoveries. We will create essences of our creativity, dreams, mystery and light.

We will spend time in nearby native savannah with surrounding woods to share our creativity and connection with the trees, waters and plants. We will honor the soul of nature as we realize we humans and nature are one in this co-created journey of creation.

Most of the time will be in my artist studio with optional nearby gardens and labyrinth. No art, writing or nature experience necessary. The art is a simple form of “mark making” which anyone can do. The writing is a simple form of honest expression, which anyone can do. . Time in nature will be a completion of some of our creative expressions and where we find connection to the soul of nature.

Included in the cost are most of the art materials needed.  We will be using different art papers, watercolors, inks and other easy to use materials. Each participant can bring additional art materials.





Please contact me if interested in attending through the contact form in this blog, on the sidebar on the right.



2016 & 2018 North Carolina Workshop Links


Entering the Sacred Through Images, Words, Nature & Gardens

“As you know, it was difficult for me to use color, design, and form for expression.  However, you and Kelly guided all of us to a place where we learned to silence our inner critics.  We learned to believe in our instincts and to respond to our own deep wells of faith, hope, joy, and trust through art.  We were able to bring it all out into the open where we could marvel at our own and one another’s expressive forms.

Through a variety of techniques, media, paint, paper, as well as guided imagery and time to muse independently, we came to explore our own inner sanctums in that special place called Kanuga.  Having five whole days of discovering the sacred in ourselves and in each other was truly marvelous.  I can only wonder at the gifts the two of you possess for helping your students slip their bonds to find and express their deepest selves”.
Jennifer Coplin

“Your workshop at F.A.C.E. reached my inner creative spirit and unleashed a deep desire to go inside more often to allow this spirit to speak.  Since then I have pursued more opportunities with groups and alone to create.  Both of you shared so many ways to allow the creative spirit to flow and I look forward to being with you again this summer.” Betty Landes

“My workshop with Linda was a wonderfully spiritual one. It was my first experience with Forest Bathing but as I immersed myself in first noticing, then feeling and then becoming, I became one with my Creator. It was a sacred moment, one which I will always carry with me.” Lark Howell

“Learning from Linda the art of making Meditation Mandalas was an amazing blessing for me. A sudden medical emergency took me to a hospital out of state to be at the bed side of my daughter who was seriously ill. Linda’s creative sharing inspired me to gather supplies so we could pass the time keeping our hands and minds busy. Throughout those long hospital days and nights we were able to sit together drawing, coloring, painting and sharing. A sacred space for healing was created. It was medicine for our hearts and souls and a long awaited blessing for mother and daughter.” Lark Howell

Individual Sessions

For 3 distinct meditation techniques developed by me – Linda Wiggen Kraft. 

Mandala Art Meditation – described above and more info on my website.

Mantra Meditation, Awakening Consciousness – an easy to learn and do 20 minute meditation. More info on my website.

Guided Meditation, Awakening Dreams – Guided meditation instruction including personalized MP3. More info on my website.


Please contact me if interested in attending a workshop or individual sessions,  through the contact form in this blog, on the sidebar on the right.