Creative Soul-Journs: in person Workshops

Welcome Creative Adventurers!

The simple act of being creative has many sociological as well as physiological benefits. When we gather together to create something beautiful, even when done independently, a connection is built between those gathered (soul+Spirit) and a type of communion experienced.

We were Created to create! …simple and true.

Putting brush to canvas, sewing pages into a book, or transforming a picture in a journal brings focus, peace and an enhanced sense of well-being. Do you work at a stressful job? Long to find time for yourself? Need to experience more community? What more perfect way to do that than by attending or hosting a Creative party!

Here are our most current offerings:

summer 2019 classes

JUNE

20190309_095317 (1)6/7~In Bloom: expressive flowers {a step-by-step canvas workshop} $25
@the nest (my studio in Almont, MI) –Loosely painted flowers are a joy to the senses. They are textural, vibrantly rich and o so fun to brush upon the canvas! This technique is intuitive and color will be explored during this acrylic painting workshop. Seats are limited in this session to allow for the most student/teacher interaction. (Friday June 7th 6:30-8:30)  10 spots only. Register today 

 

picture coming soon!        6/19~Spring Blooms Wine Glass Painting @Blake’s Cider Mill (Armada, MI) Come join us for cider and wine! We will be painting 2 wine glasses while enjoying the fruits of labor in this step-by-step painting class!  $35 ~ 2 painted wine glasses and a pint of hard cider and $45 ~ 2 painted wine glasses and 3 drinks

Please  register for this class here: https://blakeshardciderco.ticketleap.com/wine-glass/

6/20~From Shabby to Keepsake Chic 
@Westivew Orchards (Romeo, MI)  – You will be customizing your own vintage Westview Orchard crate from the early 1900’s. These crates will make a one-of-a-kind decoration in your home or a perfect housewarming gift. Beginning creatives welcome! You will choose from a variety of wood cuts to paint, as well as plan your own unique message to display on your vintage crate.  [Thursday 6:30 – 8:30 – includes a glass of wine] $35.00 call Westview Orchards to register by June 14th – 586-752-3123

JULY

7/11&12 ~The Michigan Lavender Festival 

 

 

 

The Michigan Lavender Festival is located this year at the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds in Imlay City  ~ Thursday, July 11th – Saturday, July 13th. For the complete times and event schedule, please visit http://michiganlavenderfestival.net/. 

See class descriptions and register:  Check out this page here

I look forward to joining you in art exploration at this aroma intensive festival! ~lisa

7/27~Color+Light: a dream/vision board workshop

In this class we will be working through the dreams and visions for our life through the use of color, shape, pattern, and intention. We will be spending time in contemplation in the garden, and exploring what our choices of color say about us as well as how to use them in our boards to create a unique and personal visual representation of ourselves. *Lunch will be served during this retreat. {limited seating available- register soon} $60  ~ Register Here    @Teemie’s Country Blooms – Allenton, MI

AUGUST

8/8~Blessed Pallet sign painting – INFO COMING SOON-
@Blake’s Orchards & Winery (Armada)

8/17~Nature’s Alchemy: monoprint magic in the garden – INFO COMING SOON-
@Teemie’s Country Blooms (Allenton) Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm  *lunch is included – $60

8/31~Stitching+Books: the Story of You– INFO COMING SOON-
@the nest (Almont) 10:00am-1:00pm   *a light snack will be provided  – $35

SEPTEMBER

9/21~Small Sanctuaries: Eco Dying & Meditative Stitching– INFO COMING SOON-
@Teemie’s Country Blooms 10:00am-3:00pm *lunch included – $65

OCTOBER

10/19 ~ Autumn’s Thankful Pumpkin Canvas – more info coming soon –

@Blake’s Cider Mill and Winery (Armada, MI)

 

Your personal CREATIVE SOUL-JOURN is totally customizable. Just give me a call @ 586-242-6131 or email me @ lisaellenart@yahoo.com to plan your next Art Adventure with your tribe!

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Gatherings:

Community is an essential part of who we are. the time we spend together is so important to how we communicate and see each other as valuable and loved. Gather some friends (6 to 10 is ideal!) and host a bookmaking party, or explore the joys of gelliprinting, intuitive painting and collage!  For more information, call me (lisa) at 586-242-6131, or email me at lisaellenart@yahoo.com

Here are some ideas for a gathering:

BOOKMAKING:

Coptic stitch binding – Explore this ancient process of binding pages together into a book. This beautiful chain stitch creates a wonderful gift, or the perfect sketchbook to work in on the go. 

Handmade Japanese bookpaper and bindings – In this class you will create your own book paper like the Japanese artists of old. Suminagashi (Japanese marbling) techniques will be taught as well as a side sewn binding with decorative variations. These are both beautiful and functional works of art. 

Junk journals – use what you have in this “going green” class. Do you hate to thrown things out…especially paper, bags and cardboard? Learn how to utilize your “JUNK” to make one-of-a-kind books that will reduce your personal footprint in this world.

Handpainted refillable book – For this class you will create a unique painting on muslin that will then be used as book cloth. The book will be constructed in a way that you can add and substract pages to your liking, and needs. The pages can be taken out to work on flat, or replaced with whatever substrate you wish to work on for that day.  A great book for the traveling artist.

Gellipaper inspire journals – Monoprinting with a gelli plate is fun, wonderfilled, and addictive….but what to do with all of those pages once they have been created.  make a book of course! In this session you will learn how to take all of those colorful papers and create something unique that can be used as a scrapbook, journal, or art jumping-off point. These are a versatile and fun way to art.

GELLIPRINTING:

Gelli outside the box – printing on unusual substrates or with unusual items can really take your art journey in new directions. In this class you will explore all the different ways to gelli. From feathers to wood, fabric and items from nature – the exploration never fails to amaze! Create one-of-a-kind pieces of fabric and other elements that can be used to make functional items such as bags, shirts, journals, or wall hangings.

MIXEDMEDIA: 

Intuitive LIFEcircles – The Circle is a symbol of completeness, whether referencing a journey, year, or life cycle. In this session, we will explore how this symbol connects to you as an artist, soul-journer, and child of the Eternal. Using the intuitive painting method you will develop a painting/collage that speaks to who you are and where you are going.  This intensely personal class will help you to discover something about yourself by letting go of perfection, expectations, and letting your circle happen.  (This class is best with under 10 attendees and is less an opportunity for community, and more a chance for introspection. 

Painting your Soul – Do you know what your soul looks like?  It is speaking to you all the time…are you listening? This class will guide you through the steps of creating your own personal story symbols that you will use to paint your story. What emerges will be an intuitive look into your soul. Who you are. What you like. What inspires you.  It will encourage you to become who you were created to be.

Painted Canvas bags – As a person who loves function as well as beauty, I am always creating with a purpose. This is one of those classes.  You will create a unique painting on loose canvas and then sew it into a functional bag. This class is two sessions to allow for curing of the canvas. this can be done on two separate days or in one day with a lunch break in between.  Please indicate your preference at the time of scheduling.

The color of you- finding your creative self – The colors you like, love, and choose can say a lot about who you are.  In this class we will use color intuitively to create a personal painting that expresses your inner you, Engage the inner child through free expression with brushes, canvas, fingers and even some out-of-the-ordinary tools. Truly a unique experience for all levels of creatives.

Travel Journal Mayhem – Remember that trip you took last summer? Have you recently unearthed all of that ephemera you collected along the way? Why not gather it all in one place and create a unique viewing experience of those memories.  Many techniques will be taught through the process of gathering, organizing, and creating a travel journal that promises to please. Collage, paint, mark making, sewing….nothing is off limits here.  This class is the perfect all day experience to allow for practicing your technique before putting it to use in your journal. Plan to print pictures ahead of time to integrate into your books.

Interested in hosting a gathering? Email me! lisaellenart@yahoo.com. Or talk to me if you would like to discuss your own ideas for a party: 586-242-6131

*Times and costs for the classes will vary depending on several factors including the number of attending artists, supplies needed for your choice of class, abilities of the creative seekers, and how in-depth you would live to delve. We can discuss that! I will work with you to tailor your gathering to your groups needs.

I look forward to creating with you all 🙂

Have a blessed day and a creative week! ~lisa

 

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