Before we start on the next adventure (ART & WINE Classes starting Thursday 27th July), I was reflecting on my first adult workshop. I have worked with teenagers for so long that it was really rewarding teaching adults (and a lot calmer, let me tell you!).
This workshop was an Abstract Painting Workshop run on a sunny Sunday (see pics of the beautiful light streaming in the windows). The workshop ran for about 4 hours, which was plenty of time to learn and complete our paintings. It was really interesting how in teaching simple art elements such as line, colour, shape (the basics of abstract art), composition and some colour mixing techniques, everyone created something so unique, each persons psyche came through in their painting and it felt like a art therapy session (or what I would imagine art therapy to be like, as I have never studied or been in a session).
So this got me thinking about how important art is for unwinding, relaxing, de-stressing! I have always been someone to create something... week to week I have to draw, to paint, to use my hands, but for those who don't do this what a wonderful experience to have a safe space to learn (with no judgement) to create, to play and to make mistakes. I hope to provide this in all of my classes for anyone willing to learn.
And so this is where the journey continues... with thanks to my first class who suggested in our conversations ART & WINE, also to The Collaborative Camden who's space is beautifully presented, a great space for workshops and events alike.
If you are interested in the current classes see here for more information.