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Card Making Workshop

Friday evening, June 16th at 7:00 pm

Why buy beautiful cards when you can make your own in a couple of hours?

Try a unique 'Make it and Take it' workshop using amazing inks and take home 6 awesome greeting cards.

$25.00 No experience necessary.

E-transfer: christinebretherick@rogers.com

 
Guelph Location: TBA depending on numbers


Collage on Canvas at Fionn MacCool's, Guelph - June

When Chantal Lapointe, owner of Persephone's Wardrobe, on Wilson Street, Guelph asked me to display my art at her store, I was a little hesitant. I have always been involved in art education and am certainly comfortable when teaching art, but this was a bit different. We eventually decided upon the afternoon of May 28th, and what a fun afternoon it was! The store was busy from the moment Chantal opened the door. This little 'pop up gallery' was non-stop for four hours. Chantal sold lots of her beautiful clothing, I sold lots of my new artwork and soon had a list of people wanting to attend my workshops. Our visitors relaxed, mingled and enjoyed some refreshments. It was truly a 'Win-Win' for small business. What a great opportunity!

She then offered to turn the front of the store into a workshop space for another great afternoon the following week.

 Thank you for your hospitality, Chantal!  Creativity Matters!

There's lots happening in the amazing world of Art Journaling!

This is an old art form that is making a comeback due to its healing and restorative properties! There are ongoing workshops so please let me know if you can join in the fun.

Please take a look at the latest pictures on the 'Creativity Matters' website. Please don't forget to LIKE!

 

ART JOURNALING UPDATE

Thanks to Colleen, Katherine, Sally and Susan who came out to play with me at my new Art Journaling group on Saturday. They are members of my new Creativity Matters Meetup group at www.meetup.com

One way to begin an art journal if the idea is new to you, is to define your intention. What do you need to do next? Where is your life taking you? Simply find some words and pictures or create your your own, then choose a few amazing art materials and go from there.

Art Increases Brain Connectivity and Plasticity

 DID YOU KNOW?

Every time you engage in a new or complex activity, your brain creates new connections between brain cells. Your brain’s ability to grow connections and change throughout your lifetime is called brain plasticity or neuroplasticity.

Creating art stimulates communication between various parts of the brain. In this way, creating art has been proven to increase psychological resilience and resistance to stress.  Plus - it just feels good!

Thanks so much to Holly Hall for hosting a fun evening at her home. 'Wine and Design' was a great success!

Thanks to the staff at Fionn MacCool, Guelph, for great service and for providing a perfect room for us!

'Fabulous way to spend a Sunday afternoon!" - Beth

"I liked the entire afternoon - setting, climate, sense of calm, friendly buzz and an opportunity to let go and create." Alison

"I liked the relaxed atmosphere and having something to take home. 'A great variety of possibilities." Barb

"Relaxing, fun and therapeutic with my friends." Alison M.

"'Fun as I expected, and what a perfect setting." Cheryl

Thanks to Alison for gathering her friends together for a lovely Sunday afternoon of creativity at Fionn MacCool's, Guelph.

Are you looking for a social gathering that is unique?

Have fun with a group of friends or colleagues at a local pub or restaurant, or perhaps an art party in your own home?                       

Collage is so easy, and everyone goes home with an original piece of art. No two are ever alike.

Do you have some favourite paper dinner napkins to spare? Paper napkins or serviettes are a great way to start! Simply remove the top layer and create a collage with them! Get inspired! Get creative!

Building Community

Residents of one of Guelph's condominium apartments create together in their party room.

Everyone was busy, but relaxed at ART NIGHT. Refreshments were provided and a good time was had by all!

There's nothing quite like an Art Party to get to know your neighbours!

Another enjoyable Art Event at Fionn MacCool's, Guelph.