Lovelight Learning Lab

Immerse yourself in the Lovelight Learning Lab which provides hands-on creative or self-development experiences throughout the duration of the Festival.

Expand your spirit through cacao ceremonies and add your energy to community creations by joining Lovelighters in creating group art projects. The Lovelight Learning Lab also offers the opportunity for you to create individual projects to take home.

Participation in most of the Immersions is included in the General Admission Ticket price; vendors are also offering immersions for additional fees.

Malabella Jewels

A Lovelight Learning Lab Vendor Artistic Immersion Experience: Design, Create, and Set the Intention for Your Mala Bracelet

Presented by Hannah Skedsvold, Malabella Jewels

Cost: $30 in advance | $35 onsite - Register Now

Join Hannah Skedsvold, Malabella Jewels' creator and designer, at her cozy camp in the Vendor Village for a Lovelight Learning Lab Artistic Immersion Experience designing your very own custom mala bracelet. Hannah will lead a discussion on the spiritual healing properties of various gemstones, and will delve into the sacred practice of using malas and setting intentions. After the discussion and a brief session of guided breathwork to settle the mind, Hannah will show you how to create your own mala bracelet using a variety of gemstones to fit your spiritual and intentional needs. Malabella Jewels uses high-quality natural gemstones and sterling silver charms and accents on strong stretch cord that is made to endure years of yoga and meditation practice.

This Artistic Immersion Experience includes a complimentary custom Mala Bracelet (up to $50 value) that can be used as a touch piece to center your intentions and channel your energy towards affirmation and manifestation.

This Immersion is being offered for a discounted rate of $30 when you register in advance.

Workshop Times: Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Cacao Ceremony

A Lovelight Learning Lab Vendor Personal Development Immersion Experience: Cacao Ceremonies

Presented by Christel Libiot and Jim Wert, Stellar Connections

Cost: $20 in advance | $25 onsite - Register Now

The cacao Jim and Cristel use comes from wild Criollo trees and has a high vibration and a spiritual potency that you can experience with each cup. Cacao is a superfood. One of its main active ingredients facilitates the release of dopamine, the ‘pleasure’ hormone. Cacao supports memory, immunity, heart health and helps relieve stress and depression. It contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food on the planet. Each ceremony is held in Oneness Consciousness and is offered with Gratitude for the Medicine. We tune in before each event and listen to what wants to come forth. It may include meditation, chanting, guided soul journey, movement, sharing circle and more. Cacao is the facilitator and will invite you rather than push you on a spiritual journey. This event is popular and is sure to sell out; therefore, pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Workshop Times: Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 4:00-5:30 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Blue Tie-Dye Swatch

A Lovelight Learning Lab Vendor Artistic Immersion Experience: Tie Dye 

Presented by WAXON Studios

Cost: $25 (bring your own garment) | $30 (we will provide the garment) | $35 onsite - Register Now
 

Jessica Kaufman has been teaching dye arts to children and adults for almost twenty years. Her approach gives you guided information to help you create better tie-dye results than you’d ever imagine! Join Jess at her colorful camp in the Vendor Village for a Lovelight Learning Lab Artistic Immersion Experience and create a hand-dyed garment of your choice (sign up early to ensure that we bring the right size for you or bring your own— must be pre-washed and only natural plant fibers like cotton, linen, silk, rayon, hemp. A great opportunity to give some new life to your old clothes!). Jess will lead a discussion on the artistic, scientific and geometric components of dyeing, and will delve into the gentle practice of creating art with liquid dyes (it cures you of your perfectionism!). After the introduction of colors, patterns, and best practices, Jess will get you dyeing up your very own take-home garment to wear and love for years. Her Asheville-based business, WAXON Studio, uses the highest quality fiber-reactive dyes, guaranteed not to fade or bleed for years of rich hues!

WAXON will provide gloves, rubber bands, string, the work area, cleanup materials, soaking solution, and one dozen shades of professional grade dyes. Lovelighters may bring their own item to dye (cellulose fibers only, no synthetic materials), or contact waxonstudio@gmail.com prior to Monday, August 14th, to have us bring the right size for you. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase onsite!

LoveLight Infinifty Door

Golden Doors to Infinity

Cost: Complimentary

See the doors created at Lovelight Festival in 2016 by celebrated Master framer and artist Bill Adair as part of his international exhibition Golden Door to Infinity; which is a collection of doors decorated by artists, activists, and thought leaders from all over the world.

Join other Lovelighters as we learn the old-world techniques of brass leafing and combine them with modern paint pens to decorate more doors! Ths immersion is complimentary and no additional fees apply.

Workshop Times: Drop by when the mood hits you!

Lovelight Masterpiece

Paint the Lovelight Masterpiece

Cost: Complimentary

Scott Firias once again brings to Lovelighters his interactive and entertaining approach to fine art. Pick up a paint brush to be one of the creators of a community painting. The painting is revealed in an interesting and unforgettable manner that you won't want to miss. This immersion is complimentary and no additional fees apply.

Workshop Times: Drop by when the mood hits you!

Stone Yogi

Pebble Place

When things get rocky, create art!

Cost: Complimentary - Registration Encouraged

At Pebble Place, artists of all ages are able to spend a few moments or many hours enjoying interaction with a natural product and great people. Lovelighters make small masterpieces or participate in a large scale community projects on which many people work simultaneously. Lovelighters are welcome to drop by at any time they feel creative. As supplies are limited, please ensure that you have the opportunity to participate in the immersion by pre-registering.

Workshop Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1:45-2:45 p.m., 3:00-4:00 p.m., 4:15-5:15 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Yellow Mandala Flower

Mandala Garden

A gorgeous spot awaits you in the mandala garden where you are able to create, on your own or in community, natural mandalas made from flower petals, leaves, sticks, stones, pine cones, and natural items provided by us or found by you in your journey through the Lovelight lands. As supplies are limited, please ensure that you have the opportunity to participate in the immersion by pre-registering. 

Workshop Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1:45-2:45 p.m., 3:00-4:00 p.m., 4:15-5:15 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Yellow Mandala Flower

Painter's Place

Cost: Complimentary - Registration Encouraged

Be a part of the group art project or create your own masterpiece at the Painting Place. Instructors are on hand to show how you can easily create a small painting. You may elect to take the painting home or you may add it to a collective piece to be displayed at all Lovelight festivals. Participation is complimentary and doesn’t require additional funds; however, supplies are limited so it’s recommended that you pre-register for free to ensure you are able to participate.

Workshop Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1:45-2:45 p.m., 3:00-4:00 p.m., 4:15-5:15 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.