On October 20, 2013, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, located at 4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan http://www.mocadetroit.org/ shall facilitate workshop for children to design their own Tarot cards. Led by the well renowned Dina Peace, psychic, artist, and writer, this promises to be one of the most fun educational events for Pagan families in Metropolitan Detroit this season. Being located in the ever relevant hub of creative education in the city is only a bonus.
Tarot cards have been used for so long, that debate continues even to this day over the exact origins of the oracular system. While it is generally held that the iconography is largely Christianized, under this veneer remains the Pagan matrix. Symbols and scenes are created in the cards which evoke Jungian http://www.schuelers.com/chaos/chaos7.htm imagery to some, divine inspiration to many. Indeed, the cards are so versatile in symbolism that therapists have used similar artistic activities for transformational work.
The children and families who attend this event will be given a brief but insightful history of the designs and art of the cards. Once covered, the children will be engaged to conjure their creativity to produce their own works of art. Because young people are less restricted in their open hearts and minds, the results could be quite curious and wonderful.
Perhaps this might inspire some to explore incorporating the study of the Tarot into their homeschool lessons. There is even a deck for them, called Children Tarot by Lele Luzzati http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/children/. Field trips such as this lend to an overall Liberal Ats style education in this regard. It falls under the Humanities and the Mysteries.
The event is free to all, and begins at 12:00 noon til 4:00 pm. Parking is always available, however due to the amount of interest in this event, it is wise to arrive a bit early.
To learn about Dina Peace, please see her articles at http://www.examiner.com/vegetarian-food-in-detroit/dina-peace.