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Flow State

Class Details

What to Expect

Students will be led into the galleries at the beginning of each workshop to observe and discuss one work. The selected work will serve as an introduction to and inspiration for the exercises that will be practiced that day, which will include: guided meditations, gestural painting prompts, and group reflections. While each week will be a different experience, students can expect:

  1. To be guided through various meditations as a group with visualization and mindfulness based techniques;
  2. To practice guided, individual meditative painting/drawing exercises on paper;
  3. To create a large-scale, group painting on canvas,
  4. To reflect on the day’s work in a group discussion at the end of each workshop.

Participants will walk away with a series of personal abstract paintings on paper, a set of creative meditations to use in everyday life, and the opportunity to co-create a large scale group painting with others. The large group painting will require participants to work on the same surface at the same time in some instances. No prior painting or drawing skills are required. No experience with meditation or mindfulness required. This class is open to all skill levels.


All materials are included in class pricing and will be provided to students at the beginning of class.


All materials are included in the price of the class.

  • Museum Friends: $95
  • Member: $100
  • Student: $100
  • Non-Member: $120

Learn more about the benefits of a DAM membership and the Museum Friends program.

About the Educator

Visual artist Sarah Darlene Palmeri explores the functionality of abstraction through a feminine, queer, and contemporary perspective. Her work investigates the intersections of painting, social practice, and meditation and their collective ability to promote self-reflection, cathartic healing, and true social change. Palmeri holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University, and an Executive Certificate of Nonprofit Management from the University of Notre Dame. She has been a member of Strangers Art Collective since 2015 and is a current Artist in Residence at RedLine Contemporary Art Center in Denver. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Iceland.

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