Let’s get messy!
I love teaching and getting people excited about art by offering creative classes in Whistler. From painting and printmaking to slightly off-side workshops involving zombies, these classes are great for beginners who want to try something new to advanced artists who just want to connect with other like minded people and get outside of their own artistic boxes. These classes encourage shared experiences with long table seating and plenty of time to chat while sipping on wine and exploring creativity so come with a group or pull a solo mission to meet new people while you are in town.
The atmosphere is super casual and fun so it’s easy to get involved and come out of your shell. I host my classes in a variety of locations in and around the Whistler area from the beautiful five star hotels like the Westin Resort and Fairmont Chateau Whistler to the cozy Cafe 81 in the Summit Lodge and spirited Stones Edge Restaurant. In the summer we can hike up into the mountains or I can take you to some sneaky spots around Whistler with beautiful creeks, ancient trees and amazing views. Painting from your surroundings while listening to the sounds of nature? I’d say that’s a pretty unforgettable experience for anyone.
So why should you get creative? Here are just a few reason:
We become better communicators:
Art makes us more human; it helps us to communicate in a different, personal language. This is a great benefit for all people and mainly for those who have conditions with a lack of communication or problems expressing themselves such as: shyness, autism and other disabilities.
People who immerse themselves several hours painting or creating something enter a purer area, in a very strong state of concentration; they abstract themselves from their surroundings and time passes by without noticing it. Physical pains fade away; it is almost like entering another dimension without leaving our body. This concentration state is called Alpha; one part of the brain is conscious and the other pulls the unconscious out. There is more creation because a pure energy is transmitted to what´s being created, and we can spend hours without feeling tiredness, pain or other conditions (unlike other activities.) This is a state similar to that achieved through praying, meditation, music, aromatherapy, and being in love.
It’s good for your Brains:
Drawing and painting stimulate both the left and right brain hemispheres. The first deals with the rational, logic elements and the second one maximizes our creativity and emotions. Painting is helpful during the growth and development stages of children as well as in adulthood when it is very valuable to fight illnesses like Alzheimer. Painting boosts imagination; the imagination of Alzheimer patients, whose memory starts to vanish, is strengthened.
Learning how to paint has all the benefits of good entertainment: we laugh, socialize, learn something new, feel motivated to finish what we start, appreciate nature and feel passion for something good.
Visit my workshops page to find out more about my upcoming classes or send me and e-mail.