Greetings Friends, I have new offering ideas! How would you and your friends like to have fun together online in an Art or an Art and Wellness group Zoom class catered to you and your friends? Email me, Laura Bohn at email@example.com and we can come up with a group class via Zoom! Or if you have an art class you would like me to teach send me your idea! Also, I am offering one on one therapeutic art sessions as a registered art therapist. Instead of art therapy this will be more of a holistic Art and Wellness lead session. Some workshops I have taught or facilitated are
Intuitive Painting (watercolor or acrylic) Landscape painting Beginning watercolor portraits Art Journaling Altered Altoids Tins Transformative Painted Collage Portraits workshop Find Your Own Style painting workshop (one on one) Mixed Media techniques Energy and Movement in Paintings Beginning Acrylic Painting
HI Friends, I hope this blog finds you well during this trying time! I often wonder if I should make art that is more socially conscious but then I am so drawn to nature and beauty I find that it is my therapy so I hope you can enjoy it on that level.
FLAMINGO LOVE is my latest small painting available for purchase. I wanted to have more done but teaching art to children, and other obligations happen!
I fell in love with a local photographer's photo of a Flamingo in South Florida and asked her permission to paint it! Email newsletter subscribers receive a 25 percent discount on paintings. I will apply the discount at check out online or in person. I created an impressionistic style for this one! Here is the link to purchase paintings Purchasing Gallery
I hope you are all well during this time and stay safe and well!
During Covid-19 and even before, I have been mindfully trying to come up with smaller paintings that might be more affordable to more people. Flowers, I have found are always classic, mood enhancers, and really fun to paint! The first photo above is of my newest 12 x 12 canvas paintings titled VINTAGE FLORAL. These colors are soothing and refresh a space! This second 12 x 12 is the only one painted on cradled wood and is titled FOREVER FRESH and was inspired by a friend's photos of her flowers.
And this little darling is titled FLOWER POWER and is acrylic on canvas with painted gallery wrapped edges.
So, if you are receiving my 1-2 email newsletters a month take 25 dollars off of of one of these floral paintings through Dec 10th. Free delivery in the U.S. Click here to see more and prices
In this Zoomworkshop I will work with up to 6 students on Zoom and I will also have pre-recorded close up video techniques I created to work through. Also, the videos will be available to you after class in case you need a refresher. Along with the videos is live interaction and help with your work. When: October 17th 1-2:30 pm. Class will go to 3 pm if needed. We will be painting watercolor portrait studies. Beginner watercolorists welcome. Basic portrait sketching knowledge necessary. Cost: $ 25. 6 maximum students This class (not ACA Class) is available through the artist via PayPal, Zelle, Apple Pay, check or cash. Email Laura to reserve your spot. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been working in the studio all summer both on my own art and preparing art classes, workshops and art therapy related workshops and Zoom Art Therapy.
This has been such a hard time for so many and for a lot of us artists, a time to go in the studio and find inspiration.
In my canvas paintings I have noticed that I have resorted to painting the beauty of nature again and again as art is my therapy.
So, please check out my work on my website pages and message me if there is a particular painting you are interested in. CLICK THE BLACK BOX BELOW TO VIEW MORE ART. Commissions welcome ( discount only for existing paintings)
Then simply email me for which painting you are interested in and I will send you price and discount (except paintings marked reserved for exhibition).
You can pay through PayPal, Apple Pay, check, cash, and Zelle. Full or payment plans accepted. If you want shipping payment must be made in full first. Thanks for stopping by!
Watercolors can be fickle, hard to control, easy to ruin and quick to overwork! They can be so frustrating! As an acrylic painter I am very used to the forgiveness of acrylic (and oils) on canvas!
With watercolors, I used to get very frustrated with until I discovered Intuitive Painting while I was an Art Therapy Grad Student.
Intuitive Painting is the process of letting the flow of paint through mark making lead the process to see what turns up in one's work. With Intuitive Watercolor painting, one can explore wet paint on wet paper and watch the properties of the paint mix to understand how lovely the medium can be. When we free ourselves from the finished product (like in art therapy) we can simply play with the materials and learn from them.
INTUITIVE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP coming up in September 19TH at 1-2:30 pm. We will explore the properties and possibilities of watercolors. Learn about making shapes and lines with brushes with wet on wet technique and dry brush techniques. We also go over a little color theory, composition, and other techniques. We will do a series of watercolor exercises and not a finished product. This is a free Zoom live workshop (sponsored by The ACA Atlantic Center for the Arts) limited to 12 participants.
WATERCOLORS PORTRAIT WORKSHOP For the next more advanced Zoom watercolors workshop it will be available October 17th 1-2:30 pm. Class will go to 3 pm if needed. we will be painting watercolor portraits. This class will be 25 dollars for a group minimum of 3 and max 6. This class (not ACA Class) is available through the artist via PayPal, Zelle, Apple Pay, check or cash. Email Laura to reserve your spot. email@example.com
In June's Facebook live Art Journaling workshop (sponsored by The Atlantic Center for the Arts) the art journal prompt was Quotes, Lyrics, Poems and/or Haikus.
Here are the featured art journaling artists for June. Jackie Hannick's inspired art journal page spread below
When I facilitate these Arts and Wellness workshops, I am always so thrilled when artists find meaning through art journaling. It is not necessarily a place where one is trying to create a perfect product but instead playing with materials to create a meaningful visual narrative that is based on art as wellness.
And here are the two art journal works of artist Debra Arms Kahler inspired by this month's art journal prompt.
Greetings Friends, If you are in Ormond Beach Saturday June 06, 2020 stop by Arts on Granada gallery to visit me from 11-2:30. I will be wearing a mask when patrons enter the gallery and there are social distancing rules in our gallery.