Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie
I am so excited (and a wee bit nervous) to offer my very first online class in collaboration with eight other artists.
These eight artists are so special. We all kept running into each other on Facebook, and in art classes and decided we should put our own class together. So we did!
The theme of our eight weeks is a subject very dear to me; gratitude.
I decided to teach this class so I could share my art in a more meaningful way, and because to teach this class I would have to learn a whole lot of new things, challenge my inner critics and because it absolutely scared the crap out of me.
So I said yes, I will do it!
All eight artists will be teaching their own unique take on gratitude. This eight week class if for you if:
• you want to find a new way to express gratitude in your life
• you want to get more in touch with the power of gratitude
• you like to make things
• you have experience as an artist
• you have no experience as an artist
• you like to gather with gratitude minded people
For my class, I thought of all sorts of ideas to share but nothing really resonated. I thought of a million things I am grateful for -- that was easy. But what I kept coming back to was one thing that absolutely delights me -- I am so grateful for my tribe, my closest friends, those people I feel seen and heard by in the same way I see and hear them.
For my class we will be creating together a simple guardian, created layer by loving layer. This guardian can be made in an art journal or on a canvas. She will carry with her the names of your most honored tribe members, or those you hold close to your heart, like I do.
All the details:
Begins October 4th, you will have access until March 31, 2016
Early bird registration now $59 (price goes to $79 when early bird spaces fill up)
· Mary P. Cline
· Julia Osterc
· Lucy Brydon
· Julissie Saltzberg
· Lara Cornell
· Misty Olsen
· Chastity Heck
· Kimberly Ans
· Julia Alter Canvin
Classes include a wide variety of mixed media creating including:
· Growing Gratitude Mixed-Media Trees
· Monoprinting Using Nature’s Bounty
· Vision Books
· Intuitive Gratitude
· Layers of Gratitude
· A Bouquet of Wild Thanks: Mixed Media Paint
· Paper & Poetry
· Ordinary Extraordinary Painting
· Grateful Girl Mixed Media Portraits
· Creating Blessings Art Journal
To celebrate, I am giving away two free spots in our online class! If you would like to enter to win a spot -- post below something you are grateful for, and share it on your Facebook page and tag me. Our eight-week class begins October 4th - and you will have access to it until March 31, 2016. On September 27th, I will randomly choose two winners!
If you win and you have already registered for our class, you will be able to gift your free spot to someone you love.
To register for the eight-week course, click here and you will be led to a website ,please scroll down and find my name -Mary Pressel Cline.Then you will get a confirmation email, an email to register for our email list AND added to our Facebook group!
I hope to see you there!