Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What's Next: Creating from the HeART.

I've decided that my art classes will be centered around one theme: Creating from the HeART. I never saw myself as a teacher. Give me a dark corner and a good book or a piece of paper to play with and I'm happiest. But art has opened up so much inside of me. It has changed my perspective, and I love talking about it, sharing it, inspiring others.

I am a predominantly self-taught artist. I have yet to sit in a classroom and learn the basics. There is so much that I want to learn, so much that I want to do. But regardless of what I cannot do, I can sit down to a blank piece of paper and use my experiences and emotions to create something that captures the essence of that moment. I want to share that. I want to help others to reach deep inside themselves and open up their world to incorporate more of creativity into their lives, be it through art, art journaling, writing, etc.

I have no intention of teaching anyone how to re-create what I create, or do things "this" way. My intention is to help people reach within themselves to find something to create that is directly from their heART.

So with that in mind, my next class will be: Art Journaling (Part 1), This is a two part class, wherein you can attend either class and still receive something from them, but they are intended to work together. There will be things discussed at both classes that will not be addressed in the other, but they are both in reference to art journaling, what it is, what it means, how it can be used, etc.

Part 1 is focused with how to choose the right substrate, how to get started, layouts, general products, layers, etc. Part 2 will take it one step further, teaching techniques on different elements, transfers, etc.

Part 1 Class Date: Sat., July 16, 2011 @ 9:30am
Where: Hobby Lobby Classroom in Lafayette, LA
Cost: $10 on day of class
(Bring two pictures)
SIGN UP TODAY!! via email.

During the class you will be working on a two page layout based on whatever you would like. The two pictures you would be could be used for inspiration pieces (one or both) as a basis for completing your first journaling pages. Do not bring one of a kind originals; bring pictures that you do not mind altering, cutting, gluing, etc.

Part 2 will be announced at a later date. There will be enough time in between for you to venture out into the world, choose your book, and create as many pages as you like, letting that initial creativity move you.

I hope to see you there.

1 comment:

Winona said...

Dream big, Mindy. Dream big.