Creative Journaling workshop Description
This workshop combines Art Journaling, using a Sketchbook, Book Altering, Journaling, Poetry, and Creativity Coaching. It will be an experimental journey with many ideas you can take with you.
Creative Journaling is all about exploration and expression without the pressure of trying to produce artwork for exhibition. It’s a private place to create, fool around, delight in, explore, and develop ideas.
Journaling can act as:
A way of kindling and engaging the creative process and developing ideas
A way to explore our stuck places and our fears about ourselves as people and artists
A quiet and meditative way of spending time with ourselves
A way of expressing ourselves with words and beyond words
Come and enjoy this opportunity for experimentation, self-reflection and replenishment.
Stretching Toward Abstraction workshop Description
Join this class to discover and develop ways to make your paintings more creative, contemporary, and personal.
This challenging yet invigorating workshop will encourage you to experiment, loosen up, and experience a variety of ways to express yourself with acrylic paint and mixed media. We’ll explore ways to start, develop, and finish abstracted paintings.
Topics we’ll cover include:
Composition & design, with a focus on abstraction
Techniques for abstracting [exaggeration, simplification, and others]
Inspiration: where to find it and how to use it
References: painting from life, photos, and imagination
Creating and fostering personal meaning in your art
Ways to loosen up and be more creative
Paint and mixed media application techniques