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Hello, dear artists and creatives~

It is well known that art helps us process emotions and can bring healing to a wounded heart. 

But did you know that just as art can calm and soothe your mind and spirit, it can also help bring healing to your body?

Studies done in hospitals shows that viewing art with certain properties can increase a sense of wellbeing, reduce blood pressure due to stress, and even decrease the need for pain medications.

It only makes sense that creating art, which can profoundly decrease your stress levels, can also bring positive effects to your physical well-being.

In this class, I’ll teach you the five essential properties of art that calms and heals, while guiding you through three different projects. These projects will teach you techniques that will empower you to incorporate those properties into your artwork. Whether making art for yourself or others, learning these properties will help bring a sense of peace and healing to your own art practice and style.

I can’t wait to share my journey of creating healing art with you.

Much love, 

Donna-Marie


Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
— Pablo Picasso


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Here's a description of each of our special projects:

Lesson 1 - Your Secret Garden

Everyone needs a quiet retreat away from the world - a secret garden where we can dream and feel safe.

In this lesson, we will create a beautiful and serene face inspired by the idea of a secret garden, surrounded by roses and finished with gold leaf for rich texture and glittering depth.

 

Lesson 2 - Growing Wings

We need to remember our wings and cherish our strength so for this lesson, we will paint a glorious winged figure on toned gesso board.

I will share with you my techniques on creating soft, glowing work like this one! It is sure to soothe your soul and inspire your spirit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 3 - Healing Wings

Much can be discovered within an enchanted forest. You may even encounter a winged friend with a message of hope.

For this piece, we will create a rich abstract background on clayboard with acrylics and alcohol inks, and learn how transform this magical blend into a woodland scene of depth, texture and light. 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Lesson - Face on Birch Bark

So much healing can come from communing with nature...so I'm going to share with you some of my techniques for painting a portrait on beautiful birch bark. Sweet faces emerge from nature's own canvas!

 

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What will you learn in this class?

  • Using gold leaf for texture and shimmer

  • Using slow drying acrylic paint

  • Using metallic paints

  • Special effects when combining acrylic and alcohol inks

  • Creating a landscape on an abstract background

  • Realistic drawing by looking for abstract shapes in familiar objects

  • The 5 essential properties to create healing artwork

  • Creating a portrait on birchbark

  • AND MUCH MORE...


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Supplies:

  • Your favorite brushes in a range of sizes 
  • Golden Open Acrylics--- Paynes gray, Iridescent Gold light, Titan Buff (Nice to have but can substitute with other acrylics.)
  • Acrylic paints in yellow, flourescent pink, neutral gray, titanium white, dioxazine purple, green gold, pthalo green
  • White gouache

  • Square Canvas (I used 12" x 12")

  • Gold Leaf

  • Golden Hi Flo Acrylics or acrylic inks in Greens and Purples
  • Jacquard alcohol ink in metallic gold
  • Adirondack alcohol inks in a blues, greens, yellow, and purples.
  • 1 piece of watercolor paper or heavy weight scrap paper for warmups 8.5" x 11"
  • black sharpie or marker
  • toned paper (I used Strathmore toned paper in tan)
  • conte crayons in black, white and brown