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.
Both shy and experienced artists are invited to express themselves with color and texture while learning non-figurative painting. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will teach you how to blend acrylic paint to create secondary and tertiary colors. Then she will challenge you to experiment with a palette knife, plastic fork, and aluminum foil to create a non-figurative painting inspired by the work of Amy Sillman. Enjoy 90 minutes of creativity to exercise your brain and boost your mood while receiving personalized instruction.
In this art workshop, we’ll use Pablo Picasso’s “Bottle of Suze” as our inspiration. Both novice and experienced artists will enjoy stretching their creativity with Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro. You’ll learn art history and design concepts and receive guidance on making your own unique work of art. Supplies needed: pencil, eraser, scissors, glue stick or glue, 2-3 magazines and/or newspapers, 2 pieces of paper from your printer or any color construction paper, an interesting bottle, and acrylic or watercolor paint.
In this five-day painting camp with Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro, participants will take inspiration from master artists and learn techniques that they can use long after camp is over. Supplies needed: please pull from your stash or purchase the following: tempera or acrylic paint, brushes, palette knife, palette, plastic bag to cover the table, white paper, five canvas boards, scissors, glue stick, magazines, pencil, eraser, painters tape, or masking tape.
In this art workshop, learn the basic proportions for drawing a portrait with Art for Well-Being Instructor Maria Ojascastro. All you need is a pencil, an eraser, paper from your printer, a dime, and colored pencils or watercolor pencils or markers. This is perfect for the shy artist who wants step-by-step instructions.
Get ready to experiment with watercolor, salt, spice, and liquid soap. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will teach you elements of art and design, introduce you to the style of master artist Henri Matisse and contemporary artist Lance Whitner, and give you individualized instruction. Enjoy 1½ hours exercising your creativity and interacting with other PALM artists. If you don’t have watercolor paint, brushes, and paper, Blick Art Materials and Michael’s have curbside pickup (which may change with COVID-19 circumstances).
Boost your immunity by exercising your creativity and spending quality time with other PALM members. We’ll take inspiration from both French Impressionist Claude Monet and Pop Artist Rosalyn Drexler and create our own master mashup. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will provide a lesson about art history, elements of art, and painting techniques. You’ll provide acrylic or watercolor paint, canvas or paper, and a fun beverage.
Get ready to boost your immunity by exercising your creativity. Art for Well-Being Instructor Maria Ojascastro will teach you how to paint four different strokes with whatever material you have at home. She will then walk you through step by step on how to create a strong composition. Maria will supply images to inspire, while you supply watercolor and paper, acrylic paint and canvas, nail polish and old folders, or any other painting materials you have at home. Don’t forget to have a fun beverage to keep it lively.
Take inspiration from St. Louis Art Museum’s Art in Bloom celebration. Maria Ojascastro, Art for Well-Being instructor, will have textured papers, gelli printing plates, paint, and more to help you create artwork inspired by flowers and fine art. Both novice and experienced artists will enjoy stretching their creativity in this mixed media art workshop. Kombucha, tea, and wine will be available, along with light snacks and refreshments.
Get inspired by the wisdom of legendary painter Bob Ross. You’ll learn how to paint happy little clouds, trees, or streams from happy accidents. Join Art for Well-Being instructor, Maria Ojascastro, for two hours of creativity and joy. Kombucha, tea, and wine will be available, along with light snacks and refreshments.