Have Fun and be Creative
Design elements will be explained but colours and execution will be driven by the student themselves. Don't worry, I am never too far from anyone and my joy is in helping everyone create their piece.
Unique tools such as a sponge, palette knife, trowel, toothbrush, roller, and your own fingers! There is no right or wrong.
Each class will include an introduction to the concepts of colour, composition and texture. Suggestions will be given as to what to create but everyone will have their own interpretations.
What is intuitive painting?
For a long time now, I have wanted to facilitate painting classes that are creative but not necessarily fine art or paint nights. I want to utilize my background of teaching design theories such as elements of design, colour theory, typography, and painting techniques that I used to teach. I have come across my answer and it is called Intuitive Painting.
Intuitive Painting is a method to explore your own thoughts and ideas in a critic free environment and to tune into your own inner voice while not focusing on what the finished piece will be. This is a huge one for me and I am sure is for most people. You are allowed to nurture yourself and learn techniques to express your thoughts and feelings. This approach to painting is focused on mindfulness, creative permission and the act of spontaneous expression.
Creativity in it's many styles stem from the strong belief that creativity is a fundamental to human health and well-being. To open yourself to a process that doesn't tell you what the end will be is all part of the process. To let go of our pre conceptions is one of the most important part of the process, and the most uncomfortable, at first.