People ask if I'm an art therapist. I am not. I am an addictions counselor-turned artist and a creative arts facilitator. I integrate counseling tools and provide creative, self-discovery art groups and workshops.
Workshops can run up to 2 hours. Currently most workshops are available through Zoom meetings. On location workshops are available, providing outdoor social distancing so you can kick back, relax and enjoy.
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.” — Georgia O’Keeffe
I provide on location workshops either at your home with a small group of family or close friends or at outdoor open nature locations such as beaches and parks.
It's nice to be outside in nature while creating art.
These incredible, talented ladies call themselves the Picasso Group. They had a wonderful time creating during an on-location workshop.
• Paints - acrylic, watercolor or gouache paints. You can also use markers, gel pens, pastels or colored pencils in addition to paints for mixed media creations
• Paper - watercolor paper or heavier paper such as card stock works well or poster board (can be cut into smaller sizes)
• Canvas - (canvas is optional, although it's nice to have a canvas to keep or hang on your wall when finished) pre-stretched and primed canvas in the size of your choice. Canvas boards are also acceptable
• Brushes - any sizes or shapes you like. It's nice to experiment
• Palettes - a pad of disposable paper or plastic palette. You can also use paper/styrofoam plates
• Paper towels or rags for wiping paint and brushes
• Water container (something sturdy to avoid tipping and spilling)
• Journal, notebook or plain paper to write on and a pen, pencil or marker to write with
Please wear comfortable clothing you wouldn’t mind getting paint on.