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Full Bloom

January 2018

An Online Mix Media Course in Portraits, Abstract, Collage and Art Journaling.

Full Bloom is a mix media course where we celebrate the enchanting world of flowers. They will inspire us to create beautifully textured backgrounds, luminous portraits, and abstract figures and flowers while developing a rich creative practice.

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Beautiful Paper

Art Journaling and Mixed Media Workshop

Beautiful Paper is an in person, one day art journaling and mixed media workshop located in Downtown Ann Arbor. 

In this nurturing art class, we begin by experimenting with art supplies, color and collage.  Explore gorgeous art materials like, acrylic paints, soft pastels, charcoal, inks water color pencils and more. Create beautiful collage papers out of new and vintage papers, build layers of color and create rich textures on the pages of your journal. Inspiring exercises that will help you move past resistance and the dreaded blank page. Finally, create a series of small abstract collage pieces inspired by the pages of your art journal.

Gain confidence in your creativity through art journaling and begin to cultivate your own creative practice. No experience is necessary and all levels are welcome.

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The Poetry of Nature

A peaceful, two day art retreat where we will relax, connect with nature, and open ourselves to create meaningful art work using mix media materials.

Over the course of this two day retreat we will explore beautiful art supplies like charcoal, graphite, watercolors, acrylics, pastels and oil pastels. Using collage, gesso and acrylic paint, we will create beautifully textured backgrounds in our art journals, make a stand alone piece of abstract art using your favorite supplies and mark making.  Create a beautiful, small field journal that can be tucked into a purse or bag to record all your creative ideas. Gather natural materials and create one of a kind mark making tools that will add unique marks to your art. Look at the colors you love and put together a successful color palette for your work.

Most importantly, we will honor our creativity  with techniques and practices that will take away fear and allow your own unique style to be revealed. By using personal images, words, marks, patterns and textures in your work, your art becomes authentic.

 This course is for all levels who are interested in exploring their creativity through art and nature.