Get inspired by the wisdom of legendary painter Bob Ross. In this art class, you’ll learn how to make happy little clouds from happy accidents. Participants will create a landscape painting using acrylic paints and canvas board. Join Maria Ojascastro, Art for Well-Being instructor, for an afternoon of creativity and joy.
Drawing portraits is a timeless practice that can help improve your artistic skill and increase your appreciation of the beauty inherent in each person. Participants will learn proportions for drawing a portrait with Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro. The novice artist will receive step-by-step instructions, while the experienced artist will practice more advanced observation skills. All will enjoy an afternoon of exercising their creativity.
Take inspiration from Van Gogh’s Starry Night in this pop-up art class and combine his classic painting style with silhouettes of your favorite cities. Artist Maria Ojascastro will teach you several watercolor techniques to help you turn your compositions into a contemporary watercolor nightscape. Invite a friend to come, or meet new friends during a relaxing afternoon of making art.
Sharpen your observation skills and envision what you want your future to look like. In this pop-up art class, artist Maria Ojascastro will give step-by-step instructions on how to draw your eyes. She will then provide magazines for you to cut out words, phrases, and images that you’ll use to create a collage around the drawing. Both novice and experienced artists will enjoy exercising their creativity and making a vision board in this 90-minute class.
Enjoy the meditative powers of nature and art. In this special art class event, you’ll use plants and printmaking techniques to create one of a kind notecards. Both novice and experienced artists are invited to stretch their creativity with artist Maria Ojascastro. The class will be outside if weather permits.
Spend quality time with your mother or grandmother on Mother’s Day weekend, or create a handmade gift for her at a special art class event! Maria Ojascastro, Art for Well-Being instructor, will walk you step-by-step through the process of designing and painting your own mandala, which is a specific geometric configuration of symbols. Novice and experienced artists are invited to enjoy this meditative art experience. The class will be outside if weather permits.
Come celebrate with us! PALM opened its doors six years ago, and since then we have grown into an incredible community. We’re celebrating all week long with raffles, free giveaways to members, fun posts on social media, and special events such as a watercolor art class. We’re grateful to celebrate six years of well-being with you!
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The health and happiness of our PALM community continues to be at the forefront of my mind each day. With the pandemic enduring at a greater intensity than hoped, we are all coping with chaos and new daily challenges. It’s clear that COVID-19 has impacted us all, but to varying degrees: some among us have lost loved ones; others have been sick; some have suffered from isolation; others have lost jobs; and everyone has had to modify plans and social interactions.
Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will introduce different artists, techniques, subjects, design concepts, and prompts to inspire your creativity in this video demonstration. Take a good photo of the artwork you are working on, email it to her at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you’ll receive feedback from Maria and the other art class participants during this 60-minute visual art class. If you don’t have anything to share yet, join anyway to stretch your creativity and connect with other PALM members.