Embracing a Creative Life Workshops
ONLINE CLASSES BEGINNING SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2020
MORNING RITUALS: THE JOURNAL AND THE JOURNEY
Participants in "Morning Rituals: The Journal and the Journey" will discover the secrets to unleashing one's inner creativity. The morning is a wonderful time to express our creative self. One way to tap into our creative nature is through the use of a drawing or writing journal. Writing or drawing in a diary or journal can be a safe place to express ones hopes and dreams and a great starting point in the discovery or rediscovery of one's inner voice. The authenticity of the journal comes from the writer's willingness to embark upon a journey in search of clarity in an often-chaotic life. In this class students will be introduced to artists, writers and innovators throughout history who have used journal writing as a catalyst in their professional development. Participants will use poetry, music, texts and tweets as prompts in the development of their own personal stories, poems or paintings. We even include our morning tea and coffee as artmaking tools. Whether seeking a reprieve from a hectic life or seeking space for inspiration, this class will combine the analytical with the intuitive. Create and Enjoy!
Bring yourself and an open heart. I will supply the materials.
It's time to explore YOU! Henry David Thoreau said "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you imagined". A first step in taking one's dreams seriously is by acknowledging them. It is never too late to dream and master new challenges. In fact, being open to new challenges and to the mysteries of life are hallmarks of the imaginative mind. Reignite the creative spark you were born with and with art-making as a guide, propel yourself forward. Using personal photos and collage in this class you will explore a project about your "self". This is fun class that explores what makes you unique! It's all about you!
Bring yourself, a photo of yourself to use for our project and an open heart. I will supply the materials.
FINDING YOUR SELF THROUGH NATURE
This class explores the relationship between nature and art and reminds us how nature can restore, heal and open our hearts to our self. This is a fun and whimsical class focusing on the portrait and the various elements in nature. We will loosen up with drawing exercises and then using watercolors and watercolor pencils, we will explore our "self". Discover why great artists from the past to the present consider nature their muse. I will supply paints and paper but if you have a favorite brush, pencil or watercolor paint box feel free to bring them along. This class runs through lunch...bring a bag lunch if you like.
FINDING JOY IN THE SIMPLE FLOWER
Van Gogh had the ability to bring simple flowers to life and Monet's use of shadow, light and water showcased his lilies in this garden in France. The beauty of the simple flower is a reminder that we are part of things bigger than ourselves. We'll use poetry and paints, pencils and brushes and the inspiration from artists past and present to create a project based on the flower. We also start with loose warm-ups and then begin our project. I'll bring the supplies but if you have a favorite brush, pencil or watercolor paint box feel free to bring them along. This class runs through lunch...bring a bag lunch if you like.