Wild Life Art Studio

INTERESTED IN SOULCOLLAGE®?

Originated by Seena Frost, SoulCollage® is a process of making collages for accessing your intuition and creating an incredible deck of cards with deep personal meaning that will help you with life's questions and transitions. Workshops are a great way to engage in this wonderfully creative and meaningful process in a relaxing social setting. 

COME HAVE SOME FUN AT THE WILD LIFE ART STUDIO!

I  offer many workshops at my studio space at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell for both adults and children, or adults and children together. Art is a great way to play and discover your wilder side!

I cater especially to the homeschool community, and have been teaching classes to homeschoolers for years. I can do things with homeschooling adults and kids, too, and have a space to sit and have coffee while your kids do a class.

Please contact me for pricing and to schedule classes. Class minimum is four people, with payment in advance. 

Available classes for children include:

BRUSH AND GUTS: Is your child tired of going to art classes where he has to paint butterflies or flowers? Does she get frustrated that everyone's art ends up looking the same? Are you tired of paying for pretty pictures while your kid wants the freedom to make real art and be creative? At my studio, we'll have fun, we'll play, we'll make messes. We'll learn about the important components of art such as composition, line, and color theory while letting everyone draw what they want. Sharks with bloody arms sticking out of them? Scenes of carnage? It's all good.

SOULCOLLAGE® ME CARDS: Based on Seena Frost's SoulCollage®. We will make many small mat board collages that help you give voice to the different parts of your personality and the stories you tell yourself. We'll also talk about how to use these cards to think about your life and provide you guidance and self-knowledge.

ALTERED BOOKS: Bring in a cheap book, and we'll learn different ways to art it up to use as a journal or just a way to play with different art forms. Altered books are a great alternative to expensive sketchbooks. Experiment with different compositions and materials. Learn how to make backgrounds, windows, and doors. You will have the opportunity to play, to follow directions, or to ignore directions.

OPEN STUDIO MONTHLY CRAFT DAY: Come take a tour of Western Avenue Studios while your child makes a seasonal craft activity. Materials fee varies. In January perhaps we'll make candles, in February we'll felt hearts...stuff like that.

CREATIVE WRITING: We'll talk about story structure and do a little analysis of the stories we love, and also work on our own stories and writing prompts. We'll share our work, or not, and read some examples of powerful, imaginative work. Most importantly, we'll be writers for a little bit, and learn how to create a writer's notebook to help guide our craft.

ZENTANGLING: This is a method of repetitive doodling that's relaxing but also creates something that looks great. We'll learn various patterns or "tangles," as they're called, and experiment with shading and variants such as mandalas. Younger kids can do this with sharpies and larger paper.

Classes for adults:

PRECIOUS METAL CLAY JEWELRY: Precious Metal Clay, or PMC, is a fascinating compound made of silver (as well as bronze and gold) and clay. When you fire it in the kiln, the clay burns away. In this class, you'll learn the basics of how to work with PMC. We'll create a pendant and a set of earrings (or two small pendants). Class price will depend on going rate of silver. Class will require at least a second meet up, as the clay will need to fire.

ALTERED BOOKS: Bring in a book, and we'll learn different ways to art it up to use as a journal or just a way to play with different art forms. Experiment with different compositions and materials. Learn how to make backgrounds, windows, and doors.

MAKE AN INTENTION JOURNAL: We will create and bind our own intention journal, with a small signature of pages for each month or moon, however you want to do it, and space for a large envelope to stick in pictures for gluing into your book.

INTENTION MANDALAS: Similar to a journal, but for a longer period and in a frameable form. What do you want to bring into the various areas of your life, and what basic conditions or qualities do you need to grow these things?

SOULCOLLAGE®. We will make many small mat board collages that help you give voice to the different parts of your personality, and the stories you tell yourself. We'll also talk about how to use these cards to think about your life and provide you guidance and self-knowledge. Think of it like a personal, hand-made tarot deck, reflecting the energies, archetypes, and people at work in your life.

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY THROUGH COLLAGE: There is a whole field of psychology devoted to maximizing happiness, and hacking your life to make it better rather than talking about what's wrong with you. We'll explore the areas to target and then vision board them through collage.

MAKE A FENG SHUI JOURNAL FOR YOUR HOME: Learn the basics of Feng Shui, and how to go about making your home a home for your soul. We will explore the bagua, the grid that correlates areas of your home with aspects of your life, and we will explore areas of dissatisfaction in your house. Using a Moleskine Cahier, we will create a journal to give you space to write down interior decoration ideas and collage in pictures from magazines. Bring a small photocopy or drawing of a floor plan of your house.

ZENTANGLING: This is a method of repetitive doodling that's relaxing but also creates something that looks great. We'll learn various patterns or "tangles," as they're called, and experiment with shading and variants such as mandalas.

WRITE OR DIE: Come in and have some companionable writing time using the Write Or Die app (or not). We'll work on writing prompts, compare notes, and talk about the writing life. There will be coffee, cookies, and possibly wine.