Abstract 101 Workshops

 One of my absolute favorite parts of my job is teaching workshops. I get so much joy from connecting people to their inner creative and empowering them to create their own original work. Remember when you were a kid and you sat on the floor and drew for hours? I like to bring back that childlike wonder and joy as often as possible and it's something we majorly tap into at the workshop. Why paint if you're not having any fun???? I love watching anxieties over "messing up" their piece melt away as we crank up the music and just play and explore all the different possibilities a blank canvas can hold.    

One of my absolute favorite parts of my job is teaching workshops. I get so much joy from connecting people to their inner creative and empowering them to create their own original work. Remember when you were a kid and you sat on the floor and drew for hours? I like to bring back that childlike wonder and joy as often as possible and it's something we majorly tap into at the workshop. Why paint if you're not having any fun???? I love watching anxieties over "messing up" their piece melt away as we crank up the music and just play and explore all the different possibilities a blank canvas can hold.


 

       I love hearing from former attendees when they email me with the most amazing line: This is my 'what if' painting!" and show me a new piece they've done that's way different from their norm. it's a brave piece because it came from a place inside of them that they were a little scared to explore and I couldn't be happier to hear those words and see those paintings. I adore the workshops that I teach- we ask hard questions- we explore new ideas- we shut down fear and tap into curiosity.    

 

 

I love hearing from former attendees when they email me with the most amazing line: This is my 'what if' painting!" and show me a new piece they've done that's way different from their norm. it's a brave piece because it came from a place inside of them that they were a little scared to explore and I couldn't be happier to hear those words and see those paintings. I adore the workshops that I teach- we ask hard questions- we explore new ideas- we shut down fear and tap into curiosity.


 

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    Hands spread across the table extending friendship, encouragement, supplies, new life. This picture perfectly captures the atmosphere I love creating at a workshop. One of my favorite scenes is watching new friendships form and golden nuggets of helpful hints and tricks shared among attendees. The nature of an artist's work can be isolating and we need each other to push us to do better work and to keep going on the hard days. I set each attendees supplies up like a dinner place setting- it makes me a little giddy to do so because it's really like gathering friends for an art dinner. It brings me so much joy to bring people to the table, connect them to each other and paint together. Come join a new community of art friends!!!  

 

Hands spread across the table extending friendship, encouragement, supplies, new life. This picture perfectly captures the atmosphere I love creating at a workshop. One of my favorite scenes is watching new friendships form and golden nuggets of helpful hints and tricks shared among attendees. The nature of an artist's work can be isolating and we need each other to push us to do better work and to keep going on the hard days. I set each attendees supplies up like a dinner place setting- it makes me a little giddy to do so because it's really like gathering friends for an art dinner. It brings me so much joy to bring people to the table, connect them to each other and paint together. Come join a new community of art friends!!!
 

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Together we'll walk through the process of creating your own original abstract painting with acrylic paints and canvas and each attendee will leave class with their own 12"x 12" painting! We'll walk through color palettes, spacial arrangement, and painting techniques. This is a beginner level class; no painting experience is required. Grab a friend or come on your own and join us for a really fun morning together!

Class includes:

Cocktail mingle

3 full hrs of instruction, paint time, & one on one guidance.

All art supplies- you'll leave with an awesome art starter kit swag bag!

12 x 12 canvas for your artwork

Snacks and Beverages

 

Spaces are limited to keep classes intimate and allow for lots of one on one instruction. Click through to the Workshop page on my site for upcoming dates and to join the mailing list. Classes are in Memphis, TN at Falling Into Place Shop.  June 10 is the last date for 2017 101 Classes, but a level 2 class is in the works for October 2017.  Classes fill up FAST- make sure you're on the list to find out the minute a new class launches!