Adult Classes

Be sure to check my home page for free Facebook Live video project announcements to de-stress and relax (even if just for a short time) during this coronavirus pandemic! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the following regularly offered classes are not scheduled at this time. Once we are able to connect again, a schedule will be offered. If you would like to keep updated on these and more future classes, please email naarts@comcast.net and request to be added to the Artiste Studio Happenings newsletter list!!

Hanging Decorative Mandala

Come and join us for an evening of relaxation while creating a unique mandala! Drawing these ancient spiritual symbols has been proven to be a great exercise for relaxation and mindfulness. Participants will learn basic drawing elements and apply them while drawing three simple mandala pieces step by step. The final design will then be created by adding ribbon to connect the three pieces into one decorative hanging.

Gratitude Origami Box

Have fun learning how to create a functional piece of origami! Origami is the art of paper folding where the goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished piece. This class will begin with participants creating their own decorative paper using tissue paper, colored pencils, alcohol inks and markers. Participants will then create a square origami box step by step and decoupage the box with layers of their unique decorative paper. The class finishes by creating small cards of gratitude to include as keepsakes in the final piece.

Upcycled Embossed Metal Star

Shoot for the moon with this unique embossed metal stellar piece! This class will begin with participants learning the basics of metal embossing and then using a template to guide them in creating simple imagery on a metal star. Participants will then use decorative paper to decoupage a larger metal star on which the embossed piece is mounted. The class finishes with coloring the mounted star with alcohol inks. New metal roasting pans will be provided for this project as an example for an upcycled item.

Zen Garden

Create a fanciful flower garden with alcohol inks and meditative drawing! Focusing on mindfulness and relaxation, this step by step class begins with creating simple abstract shapes using alcohol inks on paper. Basic drawing elements will then be taught and applied step by step to the ink marks finishing the piece.