Mindful Art Workshops

All workshops are for adults & beginner friendly unless otherwise indicated.
Please note that our workshop schedule changes both monthly and seasonally.
To view our calendar, click here.
 

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Vinyl Mandala Painting Workshop | Beginner Friendly

Included: 2 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adults (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Workshop Description:

The beauty of listening to an old vinyl record is simply undeniable. The subdued sound of the needle hitting the record, with the warm crackles that accompany create an experience that is simply like no other. There is something romantic about records, that has allowed them to remain timelessly enjoyed, despite the continued advancements in technology.

During this workshop vinyl records will act as our "canvas," while we create art. Alan will provide you with friendly instructions, as he gently guides you through the steps with ease to creating beautiful mandala art.

Mandala art is much more than an end result, it is a relaxing and meditative process. In addition to it's aesthetic appeal, this unique style of art has become known for it's calming and therapeutic benefits.

As you begin to enter a wonderful state of relaxation, you will get to enjoy listening to some classic hits playing softly in the background - as you unwind and settle in for the weekend!

What will you learn during this workshop?

  • Learn about the deeper meanings of mandalas

  • Learn how to prepare a vinyl record for painting

  • Learn about color selection and dotting techniques

  • Learn about different dotting tools and how to use them

 

Disclosure: We only create on non-working vinyl's and therefore no records are harmed during this workshop.

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Mandala Rock Painting Workshop | Beginner Friendly
Included: 2 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adults (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Workshop Description:

Join us for a unique painting workshop! Painting a rock seems like such an easy concept, however there is a lot more to it than you might realize. During this workshop you will learn about what the best paints are for this type of project, how to seal them, dotting techniques and lots more.

Mandala dotting art is much more than the end product. It is a meditative process and the expression of your soul. This style of art is known for being therapeutic and very relaxing.

Participants will be guided through the steps with ease to creating three beautifully painted mandala rocks.

 

What can you do with your creations? The possibilities are truly endless! You can display it as a fabulous décor piece for your home, garden, patio or yoga room. You can use it as a paper weight, book end or gift it to a friend.

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Mindful Neuro Art Workshop | Beginner Friendly

Included: 1.5 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adults (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Workshop Description:

Escape the stress of everyday living while experiencing the joy of artmaking.

During this workshop, Alan will help you discover how the inner being reacts to the outer world through the creative process of neurographic art.

This process uses a drawing technique that links the conscience with the subconscious. The link is made by activating connections between brain cells and neurons. The result is an awareness and mindfulness that helps turn stress into calm.

 

One of the wonderful things about neuro art is that it does not require any artistic skills and therefore anyone can participate with ease! Learn how to use watercolor markers to create beautiful translucent colors.

The purpose of this unique style of art is to transform the fear and chaos of our world into something more calm and peaceful.

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Glass Mandala Cutting Board Workshop | Beginner Friendly
Included: 2.5 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adults

Workshop Description:

Join us for a beautiful mandala painting workshop! Mandala dotting art is much more than the end product. It is a meditative process and the expression of your soul. This style of art is known for being therapeutic and very relaxing.

During this workshop, participants will be guided through the steps with ease, as they create a beautiful mandala design on masonite, with a layer of glass over top to create a kitchen cutting board.

At the end of this workshop participants will have a leave with a fully functionable mandala cutting board to take home and use.

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Relaxing Tree Ring Art Workshop | Beginner Friendly
Instructor: Alan Pippy | Included: 2 hours of instructions & supplies
Age Group: Adults (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Workshop Description:


Tree rings symbolize life, growth and strength. Just like humans, every tree ring is unique and has a story to tell. As you stand over a tree stump you can stare into the heart of its existence. Learn about the marvelous wonders of nature, while appreciating beauty that is perfectly "imperfect."

Join Artist/ Wood Worker Alan for this fun and creative workshop, where he will help you discover the joy that comes from meditative art making. This is an opportunity to relax and be creative, without the pressure of performing.​

We will be working with water soluble graphite, dry ink block and acrylic ink to create mesmerizing artwork. This combination of mediums creates a stunning color contrast, which range from light grey to an intense black. These can easily be used to create depth and beautiful detailing. Participants will use professional cold pressed art paper, as they are gently guided through the process of creating their own modern tree ring art. No artistic skills or experience are needed to participate!

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Intuitive Candle Light Art Workshop | Beginner friendly
Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hours of instruction & supplies
Age Group: Adults (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)


Workshop Description:

Sink into relaxation during a beautiful candle lit art workshop at Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio. This is an opportunity to unleash some creativity and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of art making. Think of this as a creative spa experience for your mind, body and soul!

This workshops begins with a brief warm-up exercise to get you in the right state of mind to unleash some judgement-free creativity! 

Through the use of mixed mediums you will create an expressive piece of intuitive artwork. Supplies includes, but is not limited to: Gesso, acrylic paint, torn book pages, texturing tools and gold acrylic ink .

The purpose of this workshop is to focus on purely the process versus results. By alleviating the pressure to perform, you can truly get lost in the joy of creativity. To get the most out of this workshop, we recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and prepare to get a messy! Art aprons are provided.

Allergy Warning: Pure beeswax candles are lit during this workshop, with no artificial scent.

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This workshop is offered during the Spring &/or Summer 

 

Meditative Seashell Mandala Workshop | Beginner Friendly
Included: 2.5 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adults (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Workshop Description:

Join us for a spectacular summer seashell mandala workshop! Prepare to relax and unwind, as you enjoy this beautiful and meditative process.

What you will learn:

  • Learn about the deeper meanings of mandalas

  • Learn how to prepare a sea shell for dotting & what shells work best

  • Learn some dotting techniques for creating mandala designs

Dotting art is so much more than the end product, it is a meditative process and the expression of your soul. This style of art is known for being very therapeutic and relaxing.

During this workshop participants are gently guided through the steps with ease to creating 1 large and 2 smaller mandala seashells to take home and proudly display. *Sea Shell types may vary upon supply availability

Please note: We are not a licensed venue however, we have non-alcoholic beverages and local gourmet chocolate bars available for purchasing upon arrival. Also, we have a little gift boutique located within our studio, which is open exclusively during scheduled events.