Apr
7
Tue
Make Your Own Mandala Class @ Maple Grove Arts Center
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

If you’re curious about Mandalas and ways to tap into your inner artist, a Mandala is a great way to start your journey regardless of your skill level. The Mandala has long been a tool for meditation and self-awareness because of the repetitive nature of the design when you are creating it, you have time to reflect. A mandala is meant to symbolize your state of mind, something about you, a loved one or something relating to humanity. We will discuss this in further detail in class.

Lisa will teach you the basics of how to draw your own Mandala. The possibilities are endless using all kinds of designs, patterns, colors each time you draw a new mandala! She will provide all the tools, bring work samples, and pattern ideas for inspiration. Come ready to learn something new or set aside to practice at a deeper level. Create a Mandala that is uniquely you!

Apr
9
Thu
Couple’s Vision Board Night @ Maple Grove Arts Center
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Creating a vision board as a couple can be a fun activity for a couple to share. Dean and I are excited to share with you one of the ways we connect through art. Dean is a self-professed non-artist, but since we’ve been together, he has shown he has much latent creativity that wants to be expressed. Have fun letting your inner artist come out to play and connect with your partner on a deeper level. We’ll share how we created our vision board and help you along the way to make something meaningful to bring home and inspire you!

Here are some reasons why creating a couple’s vision board is a good idea.

●      It serves as a reminder of what you want your life to look like

●      It helps bring dreams into focus and turn them into goals

●      It helps you define goals and set milestones for accomplishing them

●      It helps clarify where you will invest your time, money and energy

●      It fosters communication on what is important to each person and leads to open, honest discussions

●      It has the potential to bring a couple closer together and strengthen a relationship

During our Vision Board Night, you will be provided with all the tools to create a vision board you can take home, frame and keep in a place that reminds you of your fun together and the memories you have chosen to create in the year ahead. Please bring some personal photos if you wish to incorporate those into your board. Suggestions would be photos of you as couples, family photos, (an ultrasound photo???) or places you’d like to travel, including other things that have meaning in the upcoming months of 2020! Let’s have some fun!

Apr
10
Fri
ART COFFEE @ Maple Grove Arts Center
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr
17
Fri
ART COFFEE @ Maple Grove Arts Center
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr
22
Wed
Inspiration Tag Workshop @ Maple Grove Arts Center
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come be part of the new, exciting movement to share joy and encouragement by making an inspirational art tag you can keep and another to share! Classes provide a time for self-discovery using mindfulness exercises and an exploration of a wide variety of art techniques. The “INSPIRATION TAG” is a way to connect with yourself and others through art-making; and, is a mini-canvas for you to express your inner-artist.

Apr
24
Fri
ART COFFEE @ Maple Grove Arts Center
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr
29
Wed
Art Journaling – Mixed Media @ Maple Grove Arts Center
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

You will be provided a blank 3-ring binder to act as your journal for 2020, or you may bring your own. In class, we will create (monthly) pages that are designed to be a place for self-discovery, reflection, growth, and creativity. It is a time to explore art techniques, connect with others and yourself.

Here are some of the things you will get at this class:

●      Word of the Year Exercise

●      Goal Setting Worksheet

●      Mantra Builder

●      Art Page Prompts

●      Supply List

●      Creative time, no rules.

Top 5 Reasons to Keep an Art Journal:

1.     Boost your motivation

2.     Improve your focus

3.     Reduce your stress level

4.     Achieve bigger goals

5.     Track your progress on goals you have set

The Art Journaling class mainly allows you a place to come, learn, and grow through DOING art. Lisa will lead you with exercises and show you techniques and styles she uses to create images as inspiration, but the focus here is you. Come ready to explore, glue, paint, cut, draw, CREATE!

May
1
Fri
ART COFFEE @ Maple Grove Arts Center
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
May
8
Fri
ART COFFEE @ Maple Grove Arts Center
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
May
12
Tue
Inspiration Tag Workshop @ Maple Grove Arts Center
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come be part of the new, exciting movement to share joy and encouragement by making an inspirational art tag you can keep and another to share! Classes provide a time for self-discovery using mindfulness exercises and an exploration of a wide variety of art techniques. The “INSPIRATION TAG” is a way to connect with yourself and others through art-making; and, is a mini-canvas for you to express your inner-artist.