Beth Marcil

Facilitator since September 10, 2010

Beth Marcil
Maui, Hawaii
Makawao, Hawaii 96768 (United States)
P 808.283.3388

Biography

Beth Marcil, a longtime resident of Maui, Hawaii is a highly-respected visual artist and workshop facilitator throughout the islands. A graduate of Ringling College of Art & Design, she is adept at a variety of mediums, in a wide range of approaches. Combining her love of art and creative process with her deep appreciation for their power to heal, Beth also holds workshops in mixed media journaling and collage. A dynamic art educator with a dedicated following, she has nearly 30 years of experience as a facilitator in the arena of artistic transformation. Her SoulCollage® practice adds an even deeper dimension to Beth's life work as a creative midwife for those who wish to explore their depths within a safe and supportive group environment.

Description of SoulCollage® work

I first discovered SoulCollage® when someone who saw my Journaling Art & Soul class flyer said it reminded her of SoulCollage®. I'd never heard of it, but was intrigued by the title. I looked up the website, began reading and within minutes I had ordered the book and all the cd's, intuiting that this was the next step in my personal work and in my teaching. I began making cards with friends, sharing the depth of the process and the voices of our parts. Now that I've become a facilitator, my journaling students are joining me in this profound exploration in soul-making. It's a gift and an honor to share this intimate SoulCollage® experience with others.

Personal work with own SoulCollage® cards

As a visual journaling teacher, I instruct my students how to layer collage, paint, photo transfers and other mixed media techniques to tap into their inner worlds. Dialoguing with and journaling our collage work has been a part of the process and it has been quite powerful. SoulCollage®, however, has added much more depth to the dialogue than I dreamed was possible. I'm continually surprised by the discoveries that emerge through this process and the tenderness I feel for the formerly hidden and unloved parts of myself. SoulCollage® is a rare, beautiful, ever-opening flower.