Why choose mixed media & collage for my fearless creating art workshops?
Take the fear out of the blank canvas problem!
In my fear-less creating mixed media art workshops in The Art Process Studio, I have learnt how to encourage artists at any level to face a blank canvas without completely melting down and tightening up. It is all about layering and avoiding seeing each layer as a final product.
Intuitive collage as a base is always a great start, even if its completely covered up by the next layer/s of paint. That can create a rich surface to work over, while allowing you to "excavate" images/ideas beneath the surface. The more layers we build, the richer and more complex the piece becomes....just like our lives! Check out the upcoming art workshops and retreat.
Since I believe in everyone’s innate creative nature, I cannot teach what you already are yearning to express. My goal is to provide materials, inspiration, guidance and encouragement to support your creative expression. A coach is more of a guide or mentor who helps you find YOUR creative voice.
Restorative Power of Art Museums
I will be launching a museum/gallery visiting program in the coming weeks. In addition to the process of art making, current research finds that the physical space of an art museum can be a restorative environment that boosts general wellbeing. While visiting art museums recently myself, I have noticed the recharging effect it has on me. I instinctively respond to the quietness of the rooms filled with nothing but art, the atmosphere of reverence towards the pieces and the almost spiritual feel of the space.
Is creativity an innate drive and how does nurture affect our creative instincts?
This groundbreaking documentary on how painting allowed an Alzheimers patient to reconnect with life is truly remarkable.
Remember when mid life meant changing your car or your partner? There is now a new awareness that one of the best ways to pursue a meaningful life when your kids have left home or you have retired from work, is through creativity. Art workshops and classes are thriving for this demographic and for good reason.