Class Title Express & Emerge: Storytelling Through Portrait Play
Artist, Teacher, Passion Spreader
In this workshop we will explore the expressive mixed media portrait. Playing with collage, acrylic paint and an open creative soul - we will let our intuitive flow guide us. As we move through the process, we will create our story by documenting our process in our journals - starting from the beginning and working through each chapter of our personal and expressive story. We will develop and express our story onto our canvas. The possibilities are infinite. Don’t worry or stress, NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE in painting faces is required. You simply need a willingness to let go, feel, and create. Christa will provide a few “creative training wheels” to guide you along the way.
Experience Level: No previous experience in painting faces is required.
Supply List: Christa will be supplying you with paint, brushes, and paper. You can simply walk into class and begin. However, if you have paint colors and brands that you prefer to use, feel free to bring them. You can also bring your favorite brushes and paper if you want.
Kit Fee: $25 USD Your kit fee will be due to the teacher at the start of class. It is easier if you bring cash in the exact amount of the fee. About Christa: A California artist specializing in pastel, oil, acrylic, and mixed media art, Christa spent 20 years in a finance career, until one day she decided to follow her true passion and become a full-time artist. She now spends her time sharing her passion with others, teaching others to be creative, and exploring the world’s landscape, recreating it onto canvas. Her work is a mixture of realism, exploration, experimentation, and pure fun. Christa recently began creating a detailed and expressive Goddess series where she incorporates the divine feminine and illustrates the strength many women struggle to connect with in their daily lives. “We remember to nourish our bodies with food and water but seem to forget to remember to nourish our souls.” Why do we find our inner selves starving and yearning for something more? Christa hopes to encourage you to unleash your inner story through the artwork. During your time with Christa, your creative soul will explore creating from within and intuitively without the pressure of perfection and judgment.