Instructor: JaiMa Dates: Sundays, February 14th, 21st, 28th and March 6th Time: 1pm- 3pm Cost: public $90/ members $81 Skill Level: All Download Supply List Description: We will create Art Journals that express and help to further realize guided meditations that are given in the class. We will explore from abstract to more concrete expressions through various media in the journals. The meditations will help to still our minds and bodies and then through this stillness soar into a deeper state of freedom which we will then funnel into creativity. Homework project each week including a 15 minute daily meditation exercise and an art journal exercise Jennifer has a background as an art educator, and loves working with various media including painting, pastels, charcoal, 3D installations and mixed media. Mediation has been a passion of hers for many years and has become a valuable source of inspiration. A world traveler, Jennifer’s experience in India helped her to progress in the art of meditation as practitioner and teacher. Art journals are a great medium for experiential learning. In this unique class Jennifer will lead you on a journey of self discovery.
Instructor: Melanie Warsinske Date: Saturdays February 27th , March 5th & March 12th Time: 1pm-4pm Cost: $126 members/ 140 public Level: Intermediate to Advanced (not limited to abstract artists) Download Supply List Description: There are no limits to the creative process in abstract painting, yet it’s easy to fall into the ‘comfort zone’ and often intimidating to move to the next level. This class is excellent for all artists (even realistic painters) who are ‘stuck in a rut’ and want to break out of old habits. Explore different techniques to make your paintings fresh, expressive and interesting to the viewer. Class members are welcome to bring paintings in progress, old paintings needing enhancements or critique, or paintings to begin in class. Group as well as individualized instruction and critiques will be given. Don’t just be satisfied with your ‘under painting’ – take it step or two or ‘ten’ beyond.