Life is hectic, art-making is rejuvenating!
I find that art-making gives me the chance to observe the world around me and reflect. I’m designing workshops and classes that give artists, non-artists, and would-be artists, a chance to be creative. Learn more from these short media pieces:
Art Cards and Journals:
Contact me to host a class or workshop.
Single-session workshops can run from one to four hours. Multi-session classes allow for more skills-building and in-depth projects. Workshops or classes can stand alone, or fit with other professional development or community activities, conferences or retreats. Let’s talk! jsalmons[at]vision2lead.com.
Does your group, organization, or business
need to get creative?
My creative interlude workshops are based on three principles:
- We need time to refresh our minds and spirits. We are collectively under stress from a tumultuous time and information overload. We spend too much time looking at screens (this from a digital geek!) and not enough time using our hands.
- You don’t need to be an artist to benefit from a creative experiences. We focus on process, not the product.
- You can do it! Start with some basic techniques, play and have fun!
Consider offering one of the following classes, or work with me to develop one that meets your specific needs.
Hands On Fountain Pens. Did you know Americans alone throw away at least 1.6 billion disposable pens every year? Learn the basics about how to buy, use, and maintain refillable fountain pens. Experiment with writing and drawing.
Wish You Were Here: Art Cards. Creating and sending small paintings is fun for you and will make the day of anyone who receives it. Learn watercolor and writing techniques that will make your cards stand out in a pile of junk mail!
Start Journaling. From to-do lists to life observations, journaling can be practical or reflective. Learn a variety of styles including bullet, art, nature, memoir, dream, and choose the ones that fit your life now.
Paper-Paint-Paper: Multimedia Collage. Who doesn’t remember the fun of cutting and pasting? Try a grown-up version with rice and decorative papers, and watercolor paints.
Contact me to discuss options for class length, size, supplies, and of course costs! Write to jsalmons[at]vision2lead.com.
Wish You Were Here – Postcards on the Go!
Sometimes we are inspired by travel or a hike in the beautiful Colorado outdoors. But when the temperatures hover at freezing, I look for inspiration at home, and opt for the kitchen table instead of plein aire.
Join me for a workshop at Two Hands to learn some basic watercolor and penmanship techniques you can use for art cards that will stand out in our email/text/information overload world and brighten your friends’ mailboxes!
Saturday, April 13, 1- 4 pm
at Two Hands Paperie in Boulder, Colorado.
Register for the class. Note: FOUR spaces left as of March 6.