The experience of creativity is rewarding! Just search the internet and you'll find list after list of the benefits creativity brings to your life. Here are a few of my favorites:
FREEDOM There is no right or wrong way to be an artist. When we create, we are given the opportunity to engage with the world without judging ourselves. We have permission to take risks, try new things, and strip away inhibitions in a healthy way.
STRESS RELIEF Making art is meditative. Taking the time to use our hands, minds, and energy doing something we love is of utmost importance in life. Being creative makes us happy.Creativity is really another form of play, and play is universally important to each individual’s sense of joy and well-being. Art is FUN, and doing anything that brings joy reduces our stress levels and improves our quality of life. What could be more important than that?
SELF AWARENESS & EXPRESSION Creativity is the route to authenticity. As we create, we plumb the depths of our being, accessing what we think and believe. The more we create, the more we discover and realize our habits, impulses, and desires. When we take the time and energy to develop our own ideas, we respect our inner nature and are better able to express ourselves to the world on a regular basis. Creativity allows self-discovery, as well as the opportunity to share a hidden side of ourselves.
CONNECT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY When we create, we connect to other people doing the same and an instant sense of community is formed. Whether we're exchanging ideas, providing feedback for our peers, or simply creating next to in silence, the sense of connection experienced as artists is undeniable and deeply rewarding. A creative focus can help you find your community and feel less alone in the world.
Ready to unleash your creativity? Try a class or workshop!
Descriptions of current classes are listed HERE, once you decide what you'd like to learn you will find a selection of available dates & times on the CLASS REGISTRATION page. Choose your date, time and select the topic then submit your registration. If you have a specific date/time or alternate topic you are interested in always feel free to drop me an email, I'll do my best to accommodate you! Once a date & topic are set I will create a featured class on the class registration page so others can join in the fun!
Presenting workshops and teaching classes just seems to be a natural part of my creative process. I enjoy sharing my talents with others! Here are what some of my students have to say:
"I enjoy the fact that we are given all the materials and the instruction, then set free to create! That makes for a comfortable atmosphere in which to create! You are always there for consultation and help when needed, but not micro-managing what we do." J.D.
"Lynne's classes are fun, relaxing, informative and I always come home with some great ideas and a special art piece I have created." N.O.
"I have taken multiple classes from Lynne and have enjoyed and learned so much from each class. Lynne shows you techniques that she uses, but encourages you to use your own creative ideas to make it truly your own creation. Lynne has a relaxed attitude while teaching that puts you at ease during the class. I have also called Lynne with questions I may have when trying to repeat the lessons at home, she has always been willing to talk me through the process. Give a gift to yourself and take one of Lynne's classes." D.W.
"I attended the August class, very helpful, great class." R.M. (Web Presence for Artist)
"This class is great...I took it a while back...lot's of things to make your own art with...both relaxing & exciting! Coffee was wonderful, too.:)" V.W. (Layers & Lattes at Artistic Designs Gallery)
Below is a list of topics from past sessions:
Artistic Jewelry Creation, Martinsville, IN (2019)
Abstract Spring Flowers, Martinsville, IN (2019)
Inky Doodles, Martinsville, IN (2019)
Garden Pole Workshop: Martinsville, IN (2017, 2018, 2019)
Batik on Paper: Nashville, IN (2018)
Introduction to Hand Made Journals: Carmel, IN, Nashville, IN (2018) Batik on Paper: Martinsville, IN (2015, 2017, 2018)
Introduction to Mandala Art: Multiple Locations (2010-present)
Mixed Media/Painted Stone Workshop: Martinsville, IN (2017)
Acrylic Paint Pouring: Martinsville, IN (2017)
Batik on Paper: Brownsburg, IN (2016)
Painted Stones, Martinsville, IN (2016)
Collage on Wood Blocks, Martinsville, IN (2016)
Gelli Plate Printing: Martinsville, IN (2015)
Fall Tree Workshop: Various locations (2014-2015)
Whimsical Woodblock Creations: Brownsburg, IN (2014)