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Intuitive Watercolor Painting

April 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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One event on April 30, 2024 at 8:30 am

$40

Creative expression is more about getting something down than thinking something up, but our days are busy and flooded with information coming at us left and right. How are we supposed to hear what is inside of us wanting to get out?

This workshop creates a space for you to listen to your creative voice inside through watercolor painting. You’ll learn methods to slow down and pay attention to the medium so that it can help guide your experience. When we get intentional and quiet with a brush in hand, little by little, we can start to hear that voice. Eventually, we learn how to listen to it without judgment.

This workshop is not like most classes out there on watercolor. We are painting for self-care and to develop a meaningful relationship with the medium itself. I like to keep the class size small to foster connections between you and me as well as with other participants. Community is a huge part of a sustainable, nourishing art practice.

The majority of the time in this workshop will be spent painting independently focusing on the process of painting itself rather than the end result. You will practice listening to only your gut intuition with minimal structure.

Intuitive Watercolor Painting is for folks with a little experience in watercolors. For a beginner-level class, try Stress-Free Watercolor For Beginners

IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL

> Develop strategies for making your workspace a judgment-free zone.
> Learn to center the mind and foster a state of present-moment awareness.
> Review a few simple meditative watercolor techniques.
> Experiment with painting for meditation.
> Create a space to start developing your own unique visual language.
> Learn how to make painting “batches.”
> Explore the concept of impermanence in your artwork.
> Learn to trust in the process and allow for artistic flow.
> Spend time quietly painting and tuning everything else out.
> Develop ways to learn more about yourself through what comes out on the paper.
> Discuss the value of a deep creative connection.
> Share creative space with others.
> Learn how to paint “without an audience.”

We will start our time together with introductions and intention setting. From there we will discuss ways that watercolor painting can access our innermost creative selves and the importance of self-compassion in our practice. Instruction will begin with a few demos on meditative watercolor techniques.

There will be about 45 minutes of independent painting time. This is a chance for you to practice techniques and let the brush and the paint lead you. You will be encouraged to work slowly and avoid “checking-out.” During this time, I will be available for support and additional instruction as needed.

When our painting time is up, we will gather together again and share our painting experiences. This can be helpful to process and digest your own experience as well as learn from others. Often we will find that others articulate things in a way that resonates deeply with our own process.

>>> Additionally, I offer a 30-minute one-on-one mentorship session for an extra $30. This is an opportunity for individualized guidance and feedback.

THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU IF
> You have some experience with watercolors and are interested in developing a regular creative practice

> You feel disconnected from your creative self and wish to unlock your innate ability to express and innovate.

> You’re looking for creative and meditative practices to destress and develop deeper self-awareness.

> You’re battling self-criticism and fear of judgment, seeking ways to freely express yourself.

> You value the creative process over the finished product and want to explore art without the pressure of expectations.

> You’re seeking a supportive, non-judgmental environment to explore and develop your creativity.

> You see art as a means of self-care and personal expression, wanting to connect more deeply with yourself and others.

> You desire to meet and connect with like-minded individuals on a creative journey.

> You feel there’s more to life and are eager to explore what lies beyond your current routine.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate- You must have a little knowledge and experience working with watercolor paints. If you are looking for a beginner-level workshop, try Stress-Free Watercolor For Beginners.

WHEN & WHERE
The Candy Factory Studios, 321 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17601

MATERIALS
Since this class is for those of you who have already play around with watercolor you may already have most of these things.

-Paints! Bring any watercolor paints that you already use or want to try out. I will have some basic watercolor paint sets on hand as well

-Brushes! Bring synthetic sable brushes or whatever you are most comfortable with. I will have brushes available for those who need them.

-Paper! Canson Watercolor XL pad. YOu are responsible for supplying the paper.

-Pencils! Any kind. I will also have some of these on hand

Details

Date:
April 30
Time:
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Cost:
$40
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Website:
https://jodavis.art/workshops-and-sessions

Organizer

Jo Davis
Phone
717-842-0880
Email
jo@jodavis.art
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Venue

The Studios
321 North Market Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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