Wayfinding Academy Lab: Connect the Dots

Without a clear understanding of yourself, your motivations, your relationships and your values, it’s impossible to create a life that matters, or even make a decision without doubt. Goethe wrote, “Trust yourself. Then you will know how to live.” Over four weeks, we’ll talk about what got you here, what brings you joy and what you want in your future. By understanding yourself, understanding your relationships, and understanding your world, you’ll have the tools to make clear decisions and the resources to act clearly. Using art making, writing prompts, and in-class exercises to clarify your values and goals, we’ll work together to create a specific personal plan for your own self-care that will guide your decision making far into the future. No art experience required!

When Does This Lab Take Place?

Connect the Dots is a 12 hour class that takes place Monday nights in May. The exact dates are:

Monday, May 1st from 6:30-9:30pm

Monday, May 8th from 6:30-9:30pm

Monday, May 15th from 6:30-9:30pm

Monday, May 22nd from 6:30-9:30pm

Participants are expected to attend all four classes.

Meet Your Lab Leader: Jolie Guillebeau

Jolie Guillebeau is an artist, a teacher, a storyteller, and perpetual learner. Daily rituals and frequent collaboration with others energize her and fuel her creativity. Back in 2010, she set a goal to paint 100 paintings in 100 days. Instead, she kept the project going for three and a half years, sharing stories along with the paintings. In January 2014, Jolie created her 1000th painting, Soulwork, ending this project—but not the ritual of daily creativity. Jolie served as the Artist in Residence for TEDxConcordiaUPortland in May 2014 and currently is working on her Master's degree at Marylhurst University.

About Wayfinding Labs:

Wayfinding Labs are designed to offer students and community members an opportunity to learn about a variety of topics from expert leaders. In these short classes participants will learn new skills in a small group setting designed for lots of interaction and opportunities for hands-on experiences.

To learn about all our upcoming Labs, visit www.wayfindingacademy.org/labs.

About The Wayfinding Academy:

The Wayfinding Academy is forging a different kind of college. By stretching students with a curiosity and community driven curriculum, we envision a world where each person lives life on purpose.

To learn more, visit www.wayfindingacademy.org.


If you're a St. Johns community member who is interested in this Lab but cannot afford to attend, please email Tina Hart, Director of Campus Activities, at tina@wayfindingacademy.org to discuss options.

Please note that Lab tickets are not refundable.

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