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 stop-motion video camp with Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro, participants will use their own iPad or iPhone to create stop-motion videos and art that’s ready to be displayed. Download “I Can Animate” on your iPad or “Stop Motion Studio” on your iPhone. Supplies needed: Please pull from your stash or purchase the following: model magic, oil pastels, pencil, eraser, scissors, black paper, white paper, black marker, acrylic paint, brushes, palette, jar of water, paper towels, plastic bag to cover the table, canvas boards, scissors, glue stick, and tape.
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.
Take art into another dimension! In this sculpture workshop, you’ll use miniature boxes, found objects, and pre-printed text as a vehicle for creative expression. Art for Well-Being instructor, Maria Ojascastro, will provide examples, guidance, and materials, but participants are encouraged to bring small drawings, photos, or objects of meaning to include in their sculpture. Kombucha, tea, and wine will be available, along with light snacks and refreshments.
In this art workshop, participants will learn basic proportions for drawing a portrait and then will paint and collage with Art for Well-Being instructor, Maria Ojascastro, taking inspiration from Daniel Lismore, sculptor, designer, and author of Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken. All materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own found objects (stray earrings, interesting buttons, small coins etc.). Coffee, kombucha, tea, and wine will be available, along with light snacks and refreshments. $48 per person, for members and their guests.
Come create artwork that can be shared with others! In this art workshop, Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will teach participants to design and carve their own linoleum block prints to create handmade greeting cards. Participants will connect emotion with creativity to express gratitude, sympathy, friendship, and more through artistically crafted hand-printed images.
Since ancient times, creative movement has been integral to the development of humankind. In this seminar, Jessica Dycus, CWC, will explore why movement is important for our well-being and how it cultivates our potential through neuroplasticity, self-expression, and coordination with others. She will conclude with practical exercises and tools for discovering and developing creativity.
Learn how visual art moves your mind to action by giving you expressive tools that help you adapt to everyday challenges. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will teach you how to utilize Harvard’s Project Zero Observational routine to observe carefully and interpret thoughtfully. She will show you how ever-increasing fine motor and visual challenges help open new neural networks, increasing neuroplasticity and self-directedness.
Learn how to emphasize texture in painting. In this art workshop, participants will experiment with acrylic paint, modeling paste, and other additives to bring subtle texture to the painting they create. PALM Health’s Art for Well-Being instructor, Maria Ojascastro, will provide materials, instructions, and samples to inspire creativity. Coffee, kombucha, tea, and wine will be available, along with some light snacks and refreshments.
Back by popular demand! Amanda Chesnutt, CWC and Ashley Wiegand, PhD, LMFT, BCN will present an encore of their July seminar Developing Your Creativity. Ashley will introduce the neurobiology of creativity: what goes on in the brain when we are being creative and when we are not. Amanda will lead the group through a series of movement exercises that help build new pathways in the brain while discussing creativity in our daily lives.