I’ve been steadily uploading some art tutorials and talks on Youtube lately. I feel a real call to offer some open-ended art ideas aimed at unlocking creativity, and just adding inspiration for those wanting to embark on their own creative journey. I hope you enjoy!
Through the process of being creative, we can achieve deep relaxation and clarity, otherwise known as the ‘flow state’. Art and creativity has been shown to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and aids in processing difficult emotions and navigating life challenges.
Workshops and classes are available by appointment, either at my home studio in Medina or by mobile arrangement, available Thursday-Saturday. To book, simply contact me with a workshop request and preferred day and time. Cost is $25 per person with a minimum of three participants. All workshops suitable for adults and children 12 and over.
Art Journaling Workshop
Discover how to utilise mixed media and collage in a daily journaling practise. All materials provided, including an A4 art journal. Workshop runs for 3 hours.
Totem Animal Painting Workshop
Through meditation, discover your special ‘totem animal’, and the unique attributes your animal brings. This is an acrylic painting workshop, where the finished painting will be a symbol of encouragement and inspiration. No experience necessary, as I will assist you in any way needed. All materials supplied, this is a 3 hour workshop which can be run as a series over 2 weeks.
Mixed Media Assemblage Workshop
In this workshop, participants will create a mixed media ‘assemblage’artwork using a variety of materials including scrapbook papers, feathers, found objects, trinkets which are glued to a craftboard and further enhanced with acrylic or enamel spray paint or acrylic paint. All materials provided, however, bringing along objects, bits of fabric etc makes the artwork more meaningful and personal.
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Recently I made this lovely treasure box which I use to store my homemade affirmation cards. In this afternoon workshop, we will create our own unique boxes. You can make your own cards to put inside or something completely different such as small dolls or animals made from air drying clay. Suitable for school aged children, right up to highschoolers and parents who want to engage their inner child!
Date: Monday the 30th of September
Time: 1 pm- 2:30 pm
Cost: $20, all materials provided
Venue: My home Studio, 12 Heylmore Road Medina
‘Join me for an afternoon workshop where we will create a mixed media painting around the theme of ‘animal totems’. An ‘animal totem’ is a shamanic term which has a rich history and can be found in many cultures around the globe. The characteristics of different animals are powerfully symbolic, bringing gifts of healing, encouragement, guidance and self awareness. ‘Animal medicine’ can aid and assist us in fulfilling our unique purpose in the world.
We will be using acrylic paint and a variety of other materials such as papers, fabrics, feathers on canvas to create a meaningful and interesting artwork that connects with your life journey in some way.
All materials are provided, and this workshop is suitable for people with all levels of art experience.
Date: Saturday the 31st of August
Time: 1 pm- 4:30 pm
Venue: My home Studio, 12 Heylmore Road Medina
I have personally used a journal all of my adult life, and have found it to be a wonderful way to download thoughts, ideas, connect with my spirituality and discover the meaning of my dreams. Nowadays, I feel lost without one and take a journal pretty much everywhere I go. One of the things that is wonderful about journalling is the spontaneity it brings; pages can be ripped out, and images can be made with collage, inks, pencil and pen, making the process very forgiving and nurturing. Journalling in this way is also a great tool to develop ideas for larger paintings and artworks.
All materials provided, including an A4 size art journal. Light lunch provided. This workshop is suitable for people with all levels of art experience.
In this full day workshop you will:
* Take part in guided meditations designed to help you find images and/or words to include in your journal.
* Experiement with a range of materials including watercolour, paper collage, inks, fineliner, pencils and paint. I will teach how to utilise a variety of mediums, and how to prepare an interesting and textured background to build on.
* Discover the symbolism in animals, insects and other elements that come across your path. The world is full of messages and meanings that can bring direction and confirmation to your personal life journey.
Date: Saturday the 11th of May
Time: 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m
Location: Art Garden Home Studio, 12 Heylmore Road Medina
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or pm my Facebook page, ‘Alyssa’s Art Garden’
*spaces limited to 8 participants