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Learn to Gold-Leaf Anything!

$75

with Larry Charles

Calendar Aug 23, 2022 at 9 am

This unique three-hour workshop teaches how to gold-leaf artwork, stationery, wood and metal.

Instructor Larry Charles will show you how to apply gold-leafing like a pro.  From ultra-thin pinstripes to large gold accents on paintings and jewelry boxes, the artisan crafts you create will now have an extra bit of pizzazz. 

Learn how to apply a base coat of adhesive size; place delicate thin sheets of gold; and seal your creations with a waterproof coating.

 Holland Center will provide all the art supplies and gold-leaf materials as part of your workshop fee.

 Expect to create at least three gilded demo samples to take home. 

 Tuesday, August 23, 2022, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Open Studio with Larry Charles - Session 2

$40

with Larry Charles

Calendar Aug 23, 2022 at 1 pm

Larry Charles will be providing Open Studio time in August, instead of scheduling a class. Here's a chance to paint or draw under the supervision of an accomplished artist, who is eager to inspire you to try different mediums and subject matter.

He will be doing this on two Tuesdays: August 9 and August 23.  The August 23 session is in the afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 and Larry has suggested that the theme of Favorite Memories (antiques, old photos, eg.)be used.  He likes to have a theme in mind to give people inspiration. He will bring in some still life set-ups, or you can paint or draw your own composition from a reference photo or your own still life items. It's a great chance for creativity.  

You can paint in oil, acrylic, or watercolor, or draw with colored pencils and regular pencils.  You must bring your own art supplies. You can use this time to try something new, or practice the techniques that you have learned from Larry's classes. 

Larry is excited about this change of pace! So, get creative, and register below. 

You Can be Happy... NO MATTER WHAT!

$30

with Michele Guy Syne

Calendar Aug 27, 2022 at 9 am

What if you could be happy, feel good, experience joy and wake up each morning excited about the day ahead?

What if you could feel like this regardless of what is going on around you?

The last two years have taken a toll on all of us to varying degrees. Know that regardless of what has happened, it is possible to get back to living your life with Ease, and Grace.  In this class, Michele uses tools that allow you to let go of anything that doesn’t serve you. Michele also teaches you how to use these tools whenever you want to, to stay empowered, and happy, and excited about life.

This is an interactive class, so please come prepared to do some exciting work!

 

 

Giant Paper Flower: Sunflower

$50

with Mimi Damrauer

Calendar Sep 8, 2022 at 1 pm

How would you like to spend a fun afternoon crafting with paper and a glue gun!  In this brand new class led by Mimi Damrauer, you will learn how to construct a beautiful elegant giant paper flower that you can display on its own or as a part of a flower wall.  Think of the possibilities!

TAKE AWAY: One Giant Daisy Paper Flower @ 22".

Bring $10 to class to cover the cost of materials.  Please register below.

Painting People with Greater Realism: Watercolor with Larry Charles

$200

with Larry Charles

Calendar Sep 13, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Our four-session watercolor workshop will teach you the simple techniques for painting people more realistically.

Our instructor will guide you through the six techniques for achieving better skin tones, lifelike facial expressions, body movement and proportions. 

Expect to see at least one instructor demo during each class, followed by personalized instruction for each student's skill level. Plan on painting one or two complete watercolors during each Tuesday morning session.

Giant Paper Flower: Dahlia

$50

with Mimi Damrauer

Calendar Sep 15, 2022 at 1 pm

How would you like to spend a fun afternoon crafting with paper and a glue gun!  In this brand new class led by Mimi Damrauer, you will learn how to construct a beautiful elegant giant paper flower that you can display on its own or as a part of a flower wall.  Think of the possibilities!

TAKE AWAY: One Giant Dahlia Paper Flower @ 22".

Bring $10 to class to cover the cost of materials.  

You Can be Happy... NO MATTER WHAT!

$40

with Michele Guy Syne

Calendar Sep 17, 2022 at 9 am

What if you could be happy, feel good, experience joy and wake up each morning excited about the day ahead?

What if you could feel like this regardless of what is going on around you?

The last two years have taken a toll on all of us to varying degrees. Know that regardless of what has happened, it is possible to get back to living your life with Ease, and Grace.  In this class, Michele uses tools that allow you to let go of anything that doesn’t serve you. Michele also teaches you how to use these tools whenever you want to, to stay empowered, and happy, and excited about life.

This is an interactive class, so please come prepared to do some exciting work!

 

 

Practicing Feng Shui-Thriving Spaces in the Desert

$25

with Cynthia Young

Calendar Sep 17, 2022 at 10 am

What would your life be like if you woke up every day excited to be greeted by a space that looked and felt like "you" at your very best? Sometimes we forget that we are not separate from our spaces, that we share a reciprocal relationship with our homes.  Too often our homes become simply containers for our possessions.  Feng Shui practice allows you live in gratitude for your space and work with its inherent energy to grow a supportive space that matches your highest intentions and desires.

Feng Shui covers more than just our homes. Practicing Feng Shui starts with recognizing the natural environment that surrounds our homes.  Special attention in this talk will be given to the rugged, yet meandering landscape of the Cave Creek and Sonoran desert area, where the presence of strong mountain energy enhances the local area.   We will discuss the importance of those mountains and of flowing water which guides abundance and energy flow and how this can support you in your home office. Incorporating fire element energy with local wildlife as a model will also be touched on. Through discussion, we will draw a comparison between the local ecosystem’s structure and how to mirror its rhythm with Feng Shui 5-element theory.

Participants will learn to use a bagua energy map to enhance each of the 9 areas of their homes and will learn to use Feng Shui tools to guide the energy of their own spaces.  They will leave with the beginning knowledge and history of Feng Shui and Yin Yang theory and will be inspired to implement energetic changes that will allow their homes to thrive.

Cynthia is repeating her introductory class. 

 

 





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