“Painting With Nature” – A Mixed Media Mindfulness & Creativity Workshop

Painting with Nature Mixed Media Workshop with CJ Shelton

Event Date:

September 24, 2022

Event Time:

1:00 pm

Event Location:

The Alton Mill Arts Centre

DATE:  Saturday, September 24, 2022
TIME:  1 to 4:30 pm (3.5 hours)
LOCATION:  In-person @ Studio #206 on the upper level of The Alton Mill Arts Centre
FEE:  $135 + HST per person

The practice of mindfulness is anything that keeps us in the present moment and engaged with what is directly in front of us. Intuitive or abstract art starts with an idea or concept but then allows the freedom to explore and express in a non-linear manner.

Using nature as both our inspiration and our materials, this workshop will be an opportunity to experience the mindful process of abstraction as we let questions and curiosity shape and inform our artistic process. There are no rules or “correct” techniques in this session, only fun and experimentation. The goal is to play, explore and express!

We will begin with a few prompts to prime the creative pump and pose questions that will lead us into deeper explorations of both nature and our own nature. Then, using natural items like leaves, twigs, dried grasses, weeds, flowers, etc. in combination with watercolors, acrylic paints, inks and other media, we will trace, stamp, draw, scratch, blob and embed to create different ways of mark-making and painting. Part of the fun will be creating our own “brushes” out of cedar and grasses that can be used to apply wet media.

Your finished take-away will be one or more unique art pieces that intuitively capture an answer to a question your soul is asking … or perhaps simply asking of Nature!

All materials are supplied but you are encouraged to bring any intriguing natural items like leaves, twigs, seeds, etc. that you want to incorporate or share with others. The more inspiration we have, the better!

This is an in-person workshop and limited to 5 participants. Masks may be requested to be worn if Covid protocols are put in place again or if a participant requires it.

CANCELLATION POLICY. Please note that workshops are non-refundable if you are a no-show or cancel less than a week in advance. Consideration will be made if there are extenuating circumstances. In the event a class needs to be cancelled by the instructor it will be rescheduled or refunded.

Any questions can be emailed to artist@dancingmoondesigns.ca

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  • The Alton Mill Arts Centre
  • 1402 Queen St. W., Studio #206
  • Alton
  • ON
  • Canada

Event Schedule Details

  • September 24, 2022 1:00 pm   -   4:30 pm
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