Friday November 1, 10:30-11:30pm;  $25

“The stillpoint is the moment when you sit perfectly quietly having completed the painting, the Haiku painting – at peace , in harmony.” – John Diamond, M.D.
This workshop focuses on the Stillpoint, an original approach to meditational art developed by John Diamond, M.D. Using Dr. Diamond’s approach to, and philosophy of, therapeutic art as inspiration, along with the unique images he has created, we will explore drawing in a new way.  Among the approaches explored are: making multiple quick drawings; drawing in space of one breath; drawing with a partner;  drawing with the eyes closed; and experimenting with unusual drawing tools. The key to this approach is the process itself, not the end product.  Very relaxing and fun!  All materials will be provided, and no previous drawing experience is necessary.

Seating is limited.  Make a reservation today here, or call (914) 533 7500 or email

Presenter: Sue Carpenter, Ph.D.

Stillpoint Workshop: Drawing with a Difference

Sue Carpenter,  Ph.D., us an arts educator who has taught internationally. She is an Associate Professor in the Education Program, Kingsborough Community College City University of New York (CUNY), and coordinator of the Arts in Education courses and co-chair of the CUNY wide faculty committee for CUNY Unlimited, a credential for students with intellectual disabilities.

Dr. Carpenter’s doctorate was in music education from the Australian National University, focusing on intergenerational community music outreach programs, with particular reference to those involving children with disabilities. Her masters degreee in Special Education was from Lehman College, NY, her postgraduate Certificate in Art Education from Goldsmiths College University of London, and her Masters in Fine Art from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK.

Sue has taught and presented at numerous conferences internationally, and is the author of several peer reviewed articles and the text book, Arts in Education: A Handbook (Hudson House, 2017).

A long-time student of John Diamond, M.D.,  for over 25 years, she has developed an original approach to inclusive arts education building directly on his approach and philosophy. She regularly enjoys Stillpoint drawing – particularly on Sunday mornings!