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art class

Artistic Flow for your Inner Creative

art class

Artistic Flow for your Inner Creative

Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
art class

Artistic Flow for your Inner Creative

art class

Artistic Flow for your Inner Creative

Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

ReConceive Art: This is an experience to ReConceive something old and transform it into something new that reflects you. The process is designed to help you rest your mind, so that your inner artist can take over. In this experience, we'll start with basic prompts for using color, words, and imagination to get your creative juices flowing and find deep relaxation. Then, we'll head to one (or two) of my favorite flea markets! (Springfield has the best flea markets I've ever found.) I'll guide you in choosing an object to reimagine. Then we'll go back to the house and work with your piece(s) to add collage or paint elements and create something beautiful. During the process, we'll also experiment with various materials and meditation forms to draw out your inner creative. This includes music, mindfulness meditation, and movement (sometimes tapping, sometimes a short walking tour of a creative neighborhood). Here's a breakdown of specific timeframes: 1. Starting Creativity Exercises: 1.5 hours 2. Flea Market Excursion: 2 hours 3. Transformation: 3 hours Note: these time frames are a bit fluid and approximate. The whole ReConceive Art experience will take between six and seven hours and will probably leave more specific, active creating for you to do later.

Your host

Learn more about Deborah

Deborah

I'm an artist, writer, and licensed psychologist with 25 years' experience helping people rediscover their creativity. For ten years, I've been using art and music, deliberately, as a way to reverse and prevent my own burnout. Since 2016, I help other therapists do the same at Beyond Studio, a space I co-created with my colleagues for therapeutic healing and art. At Beyond Studio, we make and show local art and use art-making as a vehicle for trauma recovery. We facilitate meditation groups and host the podcast, ReConceive, on how to infuse beauty into professional work. I also conduct formal workshops for therapists/coaches that teach them how to re-imagine their approach to service delivery through creating beauty. These workshops include writing, painting, meditation, movement, tapping, space-design, and music.

What's included

Drinks
I'll have beverages on hand, including sparkling water, bottled water, coffee/tea. Feel free to BYOB if you want adult or…
Equipment
I'll provide glues, art paper, acrylic paints and Mod-Podge, paintbrushes, ink pens, and various papers for collaging.

Where you'll be

This experience will start and finish at one of two houses where I host an AirBnB site. Both houses have ample workspace in which to create something beautiful. One is a historic home on a landmark street in Springfield, MO. The other is an artsy bungalow near Route 66. Then, we'll visit one of the many wonderful Springfield flea markets: STD or STD East, Mike's Unique, Ozark Treasures, or Relics.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable with meditation exercises and EFT tapping exercises, all designed to help you relax, focus, and get into creative flow.

More tips

This project will take several hours. We can always stop and get/order food, but you may also want to bring snacks. I'll have nonalcoholic beverages available (BYOB for other; please drink responsibly). Wear comfy clothes. We could do our artwork outside if weather is nice.

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Deborah
Artistic Flow for your Inner Creative
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