(Re)turn to Stillness
Interior Crossing Series - The Ask - by Carol Knowlton-Dority

Re(turn) to Stillness: An Art Installation and Meditative Experience

(Re)turn to Stillness link

Swimming Bunny
Swimming Bunny

Wild Rabbit Visits

Past Workshops
Cedar Ridge Flyer #1

Past Workshops
Cedar Ridge Flyer #1

One measure of the value of a painting is its ability to become a mirror,
which reflects back to us our own thoughts and feelings.

Yoga and Visual Art: An Explorative Meditation

Yoga & Visual Arts MeditationYoga and Visual Art: An Explorative Meditation This unique workshop series brings together meditative yoga practice with contemporary visual art, to explore how the skills of mindfulness and heightened awareness support meaningful engagement with the world around us and our relationships with others.

  • Through guided exploration of visual art, small group discussion, and personal reflection, participants will experience how the reflective practices of yoga can be applied to the visual arts, and how an engagement with visual arts might enrich their meditation practice
  • This workshop is open to all levels of yoga practice. No experience with art is necessary.
  • Note: The paintings, Awakening #1 [see here »], Exploration #1 [see here »], and Approaching #1 [see here »], will be shown at the first, second, and third classes, respectively and can be seen in the Gallery here »
  • Yoga Instructor: Jessica Cheung - Jessica is a yoga instructor who teaches in a gentle, mindful, and meditative style. Once upon a time, she was a miserable law student, full of chronic stress and dis-ease. Today, she devotes herself to learning how to heal herself through yoga and the expressive arts. She aspires to live an inspiring life that empowers the individual to authenticity, wholeness, and self-healing.
  • Visual Artist/Educator: Carol Knowlton-Dority Carol Knowlton-Dority is an accomplished visual artist who is interested in fostering self-awareness and empathy though expressive art experiences. She has led workshops at University of Toronto, St. John the Divine Convent, and throughout the Toronto District School Board.
Expressive Arts / Journey into Peace: A Bullying Prevention Program through Expressive Arts
Expressive Arts Workshops
Expressive Arts Workshops

 emotional line drawing - anger  emotional line drawing - joy
Emotional Line Drawing: Anger, Joy

Expressive Arts / Journey into Peace: A Bullying Prevention Program through Expressive Arts
I create Expressive Art experiences for children, adults, or multi-generational groups using guided discovery and problem solving challenges. Expressive Arts provide a widely accessible means of communication; they offer an effective and highly equitable approach to self-reflection.

I have conducted these workshops for:

  • Scarborough Arts
  • City of Toronto
  • Toronto District School Board
  • University of Toronto
  • St. John the Divine Convent
  • Joseph Campbell Roundtable, TorontoGo To Top of Page

For additional details about this program - see here »

The Smile Mural by Carol Knowlton-Dority

Video by TCK Productions see here » / More of Carol's Murals here »
Meditations on Paintings
Contemplation #1 blog link  

Contemplation #1 -
"Today I would like to share the experience of seeing and feeling something new in response to something familiar

.... link to blog post »

Awakening #1 blog link  

Awakening #1 -
"... As I proceed with that list, I become aware that the painting is becoming a mirror to my personal thoughts and feelings.

.... link to blog post »

NEWS: Community Involvement
CKD at Mural Routes

MURAL ROUTES is the only member-based not-for-profit arts service organization in Canada dedicated to the creation, development and promotion of public wall art. Our vision is to inspire the creation of extraordinary public wall art that serves as a catalyst for community building.

I joined the Mural Routes Board of Directors in 2002 and became the President of the Board from 2004-2014.

"Improving communities through mural art"
Visit Mural Routes website here »

NEWS: International Conference at Royal York
CKD at International creche conference
Friends of the Crèche International Conference Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Canada 2011 - Workshop: Animating and Displaying Your Crèche - Friends website »

NEWS: The "Dura Garden" (1992-2014)
Dura  Garden

AN ANNUAL INSTALLATION of whimsical spring flowers at Yonge and St. Clair in Toronto. Thanks to all the volunteers! Great fun! Welcome to other communities in Toronto, Gravenhurst and Huntsville for joining in! Bravo!

Dura Garden

VIEW LARGER SIZE on Carol's YouTube channel here »



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