Workshop | Gratitude Constellations through Mixed Media
When and where
Date and time
Thursday, August 17 · 6 – 7:30pm EDT
Arts Warehouse 313 Northeast 3rd Street Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: (561) 330-9614
Gratitude Constellations in Art: Honoring Ancestral Gifts Through Mixed Media Creativity
Embarking on a journey that intertwines the past, present, and future, we invite you to join us in a groundbreaking workshop that delves into the realm of gratitude and creativity. “Gratitude Constellations in Art: Honoring Our Ancestors’ Gifts” is a fresh and innovative event that beckons participants to explore their personal histories, connect with their ancestral roots, and express their appreciation through the medium of art.
A Fusion of Mediums, A Celebration of History
This brand-new and distinct workshop aims to guide participants through a transformative creative process using mixed media materials and reflective practices. By seamlessly blending artistry and introspection, attendees will have the unique opportunity to craft an artwork that is not only visually captivating but deeply meaningful. The workshop is designed to help participants draw inspiration from their own history, dreams, and ancestral lineage, thereby embarking on a voyage of self-discovery and artistic expression.
Navigating the Workshop
The “Gratitude Constellations in Art” workshop is structured to provide a comprehensive exploration of various themes and techniques:
. Honoring Ancestral Gifts: Delve into the depths of your generational tree, acknowledging the diverse and invaluable contributions of your ancestors that extend beyond your immediate family. This reflective exercise encourages a profound sense of gratitude for the countless gifts that have been passed down through the ages.
. Weaving a Bigger Tapestry: Engage in a process that connects you to a larger, interconnected sense of self and community. As you craft your artwork, you’ll discover how your personal narrative is intricately woven into the broader fabric of humanity.
. Art as a Medium of Expression: Explore the power of art as a means of expressing awareness and gratitude. Through creative techniques and mixed media materials, you’ll find an avenue to convey your emotions, thoughts, and appreciation in a visual language.
Guided Process: From Introspection to Creation
The workshop’s journey is thoughtfully crafted to guide participants through a sequence of engaging steps:
. Somatic Connection: Begin with somatic exercises, utilizing breathing and visualization techniques to establish a grounded and focused mindset. This step encourages a harmonious connection between mind and body, allowing for a deeper engagement with the creative process.
. Reflection and Collage: Reflect upon your personal history and heritage. Prepare collage pieces and draft a visual narrative for your canvas. This process invites you to reinterpret your experiences and memories, creating a visual representation that resonates with your journey.
. Mixed Media Mastery: Utilize the provided materials – acrylic paints, color pencils, glue or matte medium, scissors, and a variety of printed media – to bring your artistic vision to life. The combination of these materials enables you to experiment, innovate, and create a piece that authentically captures your sentiments.
Preparing for the Workshop
To fully immerse yourself in this enriching experience, we kindly ask attendees to bring:
• A canvas, preferably 16″ x 16″ or larger, which will serve as the foundation for your artistic endeavor.
• Optional paper keepsakes or photos that hold personal significance and can be incorporated into your artwork.
In addition to your contributions, we will supply a range of high-quality materials, including acrylic paints, color pencils, glue or matte medium, scissors, and an assortment of magazines, books, and newspapers. These tools will enable you to explore various textures, colors, and styles as you craft your unique masterpiece.
Weaving Gratitude into Artistry
“Gratitude Constellations in Art: Honoring Our Ancestors’ Gifts” is more than just a workshop; it’s an invitation to weave gratitude into the fabric of your artistic expression. Through a harmonious fusion of introspection and creative exploration, you’ll emerge with a tangible representation of your appreciation and a deeper connection to your own story.
Join us in this exceptional workshop as we celebrate the past, infuse it with the present, and shape the future through the vibrant tapestry of art. Unearth your ancestral gifts, channel your creative spirit, and let your gratitude shine on canvas. Together, let’s honor the journey that brought us here and the legacy that continues to inspire us.
This workshop will be offered once a month, with the next session September 19th.
Other dates will be live one month in advanced:
November 16th** Please note, Refunds will be processed only if requested 72+ hours prior to scheduled workshop date/time. No refund will be given if requested less than seventy two (72) hours until scheduled workshop time for any reason. Only one ticket transfer will be allowed per person per workshop type, and will only occur if requested outside of the 72 hour mark of the registered workshop. To request a refund and cancel your ticket, please call 561-330-9614**
Instructor Bio: Fiorella Velarde M.Ed
Leading with love and laughter: Human. Mother. Friend. Creator. Alchemist
Fiorella Velarde holds an M.S Education Psychology, M.S Education and Instructional Designer. Executive Coach Certified PCC, Certified Death Doula Practitioner.
“At my core, I’m passionate about humans thriving through practicing emotional intelligence, neuroscience based strategies, contemplative and art practices. I’m driven by the certainty that every living being deserves to enjoy love, joy and inclusion.So I go on my hectic day, learning, caring, mentoring, facilitating and connecting with hearts alike to spread out emotional intelligence (EQ) in the Latin American region (and anywhere possible) in my role of Regional Director for Six Seconds LATAM., the largest emotional community network in over 174 countries (and counting). I’m also a certified ICF PCC Coach with Better Up, where I am immensely happy to coach senior leaders from a variety of industries and backgrounds.”
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