Sunday, January 23, 2011

Resolve to be More Creative!

The holidays are over, the New Year has come and gone and now we are left with those dreaded resolutions. How many of you resolved to lose weight or exercise more? Instead of the same old goals, how about making one that will be fun and different.  This year, plan on becoming a more creative person! There are many ways to accomplish this and best of all you will enjoy your efforts. Maybe you love to cook and want to try some new recipes. Perhaps you like to sing or play an instrument. Maybe you want to get that scrapbook you started finished or learn to paint. Whatever your joy in life is, vow that this year, you will make more time to do the things you love. The wonderful thing about this resolution is that unlike losing weight or exercising, there is no way to fail! The key is to start small. Pick something creative that you can easily do in 1-3 hours. You don’t have to do it every day, maybe just once a week or even once a month. If it is more that you did last year, you are on the right track to becoming more creative. This is a no-fail resolution.
"Create", a visual journal page by Melissa Walker
For those of you who are more artistically inclined or are interested in becoming more artistic, I have the perfect opportunity for you. The START program through Jerry’s Artarama offers short, 2 hour classes in a variety of art processes for just $30. All materials are included so there is no need to spend lots of money on art supplies. I will be teaching classes in 2 different locations on 2 different Saturdays each month. Each month a different class is offered, so you are bound to find something that interests you. These classes will allow you to relax and focus on your creativity through the exploration of new artistic methods and mediums. Drawing skills are not required, just a willingness to try something new. Check out my classes to find your chance to become more creative!

My classes offer a small, supportive environment and although designed for beginners, I can easily adjust my teaching to challenge those students who are more advanced. These classes are also good for high school students working on their portfolio for scholarships, art schools and Advanced Placement Studio Art classes. I am in my 22nd year of teaching art to all age groups. My experience and knowledge will help you create that masterpiece you have always been dreaming of. To make it even easier for you to experience this creative exploration, I am offering a $10 coupon good towards the first 2 classes you sign up for. That’s 4 hours of instruction by an experienced and highly qualified instructor for the low price of just $50, ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!
 You can find out more about this program and see all the classes I will be offering as well as classes from other instructors at the S.T.A.R.T. website. Don’t see a class that you are interested in? Email me your suggestions and I will try to set something up.
If you or anyone else you know would like to receive information about these workshops, along with tips and techniques for successful art making, please sign up for my newsletter. It will be sent out bi- monthly so as not to clutter your inbox. You can opt out at any time. Just remember, with each newsletter, one lucky subscriber will receive a free, 18"x24" poster of one of my artworks! Congratulations go out to Jodi Ohl who was last month's winner. Visit my webpage to see my artwork. Let's go CREATE!