Make 2015 your messiest year yet!
If you can't get started doing something creative; if you're afraid to try; if you are tired of just "looking" at all the fabulous art supplies you've bought over the years that never get played with, think about taking a class.
If you want to dive in for free(!) you can start with the wonderful Documented Life Project. This is an ongoing, online community of artists and beginning artists alike who support each other's efforts while working through some fun and challenging art journal prompts. There's no obligation and you can move along at your own pace. A private Facebook group allows you to interact, get feedback, encouragement and of course...inspiration!
For those who prefer a live experience and the camaraderie of a great group of creative and crafty folk, a class at The Ink Pad may be just what you're looking for. We've been honored to host so many talented and generous artists and teachers over the years. There will be some surprises in store for 2015, so keep checking in!
Whatever way you go on your artistic journey, the most important thing to remember is do not fear! Over the years we've been privileged to witness countless people who surprised themselves by the amazing art they've created in class. If you have an artful passion, if you need to express yourself creatively, don't be afraid to try. It could be just the spark you need to keep your creative flame burning...
Check out photos of some of our students' fabulous creations and remind yourself that you can do it too...It's time to get your hand's dirty!!
|Susan's lovely lettering|
|A colorful work in progress|
|Lettering, doodling, coloring!|
|Karen contemplates her next move on her art journal page|
|Colored pencils & paper...What could be better??|
|White on black Zentangle|
|Who says you can't draw!?!|
|A gorgeous altered book page|
|A marvelous mixed-media creation|
|Learning to layer|
|Artfully documenting the day|
|Well loved, well used supplies|
|Students' show & tell|
|At the end of the day...Lots of smiling faces!|