DECEMBER 4 - FEBRUARY 26
As we spin around the wheel of the seasons, we come to rest in the time of winter here in the north.
This direction of the circle asks you to step into a place of trust.
The North signifies the paradox of ending and beginning. This can be a trying time for both individuals and relationships. You are spending more time inside and the days are shorter. During this session we will turn the circle and welcome the return of the light.
Focus on the beauty of this season. It is a time of stillness, a time to go within and listen to the silence of the space between the words. As you approach the holy days of this season, focus on nurturing the light within yourself.
Give yourself the gift of time. Ten minutes a day can be found between the busyness. If possible close your eyes and just feel the stillness of a beautiful dawn illuminating a fresh winter snow and breathe.
During the three months you will be asked to go deep within your soul and to examine your inspiration and motivation. The North session will engage both the childlike wonder and the wisdom of the sages.
To be a great artist you must abandon the thinking brain and engage the wonder of a child.
The lessons in this direction will begin with a joyful and playful method for no-fail color mixing. You will create a wonderful palette deck that will instantly inspire your paintings. You will enhance your mixed media paintings using brush and blending techniques.
Have you ever felt stuck in a routine or formula of painting?
Do you want to push your compositions and even the surfaces you work on beyond the normal routine?
Have you wanted to explore mixed media?
Learn to trust your process and mute the critic that prevents you from expanding your creativity.
I invite you to join me. I am your guide on this journey and I am honored to have your trust in my guidance. I have been working with creativity and spirituality groups for over 25 years. I am an artist, a scientist and an alchemist.
Have you ever wanted to create more intuitively and learn to trust in your painting choices?
Do you wish to learn more about alternative methods and materials for mixed media?
Do you want someone to answer your questions each day?
Are you looking to share in the creative process with others and even make some lasting connections?
Follow along with me in the videos or learn the moves and then dance to your own rhythm...
Either way, will finish at least
14 paintings in this 3-month class
Through the lessons you will become comfortable taking risks. You will save time and money and expand your knowledge and enhance your confidence and skill.
Here are some of the ways you will accomplish this.
Develop a color palette deck and discover the tricks to always have fresh colors - no more mud!
Understand design and composition tools to enhance your visual vocabulary
Create a 3-D sculpture or shrine to honor your vision
Use textiles and yarns to move your paint
Explore mark-making tools and even create some of your own
Follow the feeling and create a spontaneous work using limited marks or brushstrokes
Creativity loves restrictions...you will see
Transform everyday materials into art
Dance with your brushes and learn some new moves
Jump off the canvas and explore alternative surfaces with mixed media
You will also have audio prompts, guided visualizations, writing exercises and downloadable PDF's
See the weekly outline here.
Dive into the deep end of the mixed media pool with new confidence.
Tap into your intuition and use prompts to guide your process.
SOME STUDENT WORK FROM THE 2019 NORTH SESSION
I am with you every day with feedback and guidance. For 3 months you can create with me. This is more than you will ever get in any live workshop. You have the videos, audios and notes and you have me 1:1 mentoring for 3 months.
You will also become a part of an incredible group of artists that lend their own support and insight as you work through the lessons.
Even if you are the silent witness, the group energy is there for you to tap into.
Here are some more things you will explore:
Discover unusual surfaces to paint on and to add to your art
Make some unique tools and explore everyday objects for mark making
Recognize and honor the small voice that is trying to be heard and release the grip that fear has been holding on you
Listen to the audio lessons that will guide you and allow you to tap into your deepest wisdom
Realize your personal creative superpower and go with the flow
Here is what you get:
13 Weeks of videos, audios, writing prompts and exercises and notes to download
A weekly journal that you can use to keep track of inspiration and ideas
You will create at least 14 paintings with step-by-step videos
Price: $450 (OVER $1,500 VALUE )
*Discounted Early Bird Registration Price: $400
This course is yours to watch over and over, for a lifetime
See the weekly outline here.
Sandra has written 6 best-selling book and been featured in Acrylic Artist Magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors and worked with Golden, DecoArt and other acrylic manufacturers.
I love teaching and I consider myself an inspiration instigator. My background in experimental science combined with my lifetime of being a working artist informs my courses. I tend to find unusual ways to use common materials. I look forward to having you along with me on this journey.
I have taught for over 25 years around the US, Europe and Australia.
Visit the About page to discover more of how this course was born.
Take a look at my Mixed Media Soul Sparks YouTube channel to see how I teach. I hope you decide to join me.