Earth – Heart – Art – Retreat April 23rd to 26th, 2015In the mountains above Santa Cruz lies a beautiful natural retreat called Earth Matters where one moves to the quiet, the natural and a space called your truth. Step into a new way of living through creative expression with the Earth, art, music, movement, food and camaraderie. We invite you to join us for converging with others, diverging from daily life and integrating creative soulful skills. Upon returning home you will feel you are enough, perhaps even more…
Arts In Wellness Winter 2015 Creative GroupMeets at For Goodness SakeThursdays, January 29th to April 23rd (no class February 26th)9am to 11:30amFacilitated by:Erin Reading, PhD (c) in Philosophy, Cosmology, and ConsciousnessThe Arts In Wellness ongoing Creative Group is an ever expanding circle that began several years ago and has grown into an amazing active network of creatively empowered individuals. This winter’s Creative Group will explore our innate creativity by delving into the energies of the ten planetary archetypes. Sandwiched between an initial introductory class and a concluding integration class, each week will focus on readings, journaling, and exercises concerning a particular planetary archetype and its expression in one’s life.Sessions begin with a fully confidential group “check-in” based on the week’s readings and reflections, followed by 1½ hours of creative application – writing, collaging, crafting, painting, etc. — related to the week’s planetary focus. Through their creative inquiry into the planetary patterns, individuals will also gain the skills to read their natal birth chart through an archetypal lens. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and explore one’s own divine creativity in a deeply supportive environment of self-discovery and authentic connection, playfulness and vulnerability, inspiration and grounding.Supplies will be provided though you are welcome to bring your own. A suggested donation of $15 per session is welcome and scholarships are available. The group is limited to 12 people and closed after the second week; we ask that those who sign up are ready to commit to themselves and to the group by doing the readings and showing up each week.To register, call For Goodness Sake at 530-550-8981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two new Arts In Wellness Fall Creative Groups are now forming!Truckee Creative GroupMeets at For Goodness SakeThursdays, October 9th to January 22nd9am to 11:30amFollowing ‘The Prosperous Heart’ by Julia CameronFacilitated by Susie Alexander, Arts In Wellness Founder & Executive DirectorKings Beach Creative GroupMeets at the Kings Beach Community HouseMondays, October 6th to December 22nd6pm to 8:30pmFollowing ‘The Artist’s Way’ by Julia CameronFacilitated by Jennifer Schiessl, Arts In Wellness Board MemberThe Arts In Wellness ongoing Creative Group is an ever expanding circle that began several years ago and has grown into an amazing active network. This Fall we’re hosting two separate Creative Groups, one that meets in Truckee and one in Kings Beach.Each Creative Group will be a 12 week session following one of Julia Cameron’s books:
The Truckee group will be using ‘The Prosperous Heart’
The Kings Beach group will be using ‘The Artist’s Way’
Each session will begin with a group “check-in” based on the reading, followed by 1.5 hours of creative application – writing, collaging, crafting and painting (you can also bring in your own ongoing project).This is a wonderful opportunity to actually step into a meaningful world of authentic fullness through original creative expression and celebrate yourself as a creative Divine spirit. It is fun, inspiring and very connecting. Sharing during the “check-in” is confidential and in the interest of time and focus, supportive group affirmation kept to a minimum. The group is closed after the second week.Supplies will be provided by the Arts In Wellness studio though you are welcome to bring your own. Each participant is responsible for purchase of the book and required reading of the chapters as the weeks unfold. Donations are welcome for studio supplies used, though no one is turned away. Suggested donation is $10 per session. Additional suggested reading: ‘Walking in This World’ by Julia Cameron.
The Truckee group will meet for 12 sessions beginning October 9th, with a break for the holidays on November 27th, December 18th and 25th, and January 1st
The Kings Beach group will meet for 12 consecutive weeks, beginning October 6th
Summer Writer’s WorkshopThursdays, through September 4th ~ 1:30pm-3:30pmCreative writing group meets at the Truckee Regional park barbecue area. This group is closed except for previous Creative Group participants.Trails & Vistas Community Art ProjectThursday, August 14th ~ 4pm to 7:30pm In collaboration with Trails & Vistas in preparation for the September Art Hikes and World Music Concert, we will be painting hats and sticks to be used at the Trails & Vistas events on September 6th & 7th. We have a beautiful riverside setting for this project and we invite you to stop by for a little while or stay for the whole time and help us decorate these items that will be used at Trails & Vistas. This event is open to all ages and abilities: no experience required. All materials will be supplied, including aprons and snacks! Just bring yourself, and your inspiration and a friend! We will be meeting at 10051 Riverside Drive in Truckee – five buildings upstream from the 267 bridge. Please park at the west end of Riverside Drive or over on West River Road and walk to this beautiful river front location. There is one parking spot reserved for handicap access – please send a note when you register if you need to reserve that parking place. Suggested donation: $5, no one is turned away for lack of funds. Stay tuned for the Fall 2014 Creative group that goes for 12 weeks, beginning in October!
Summer Writer’s WorkshopThursdays, July 17th-September 4th~ 1pm-2:30pmThis writer’s workshop is open to all levels: beginner to practiced writers. Sandy Wiederkehr will hold our space and we will collectively decide how we want to frame our workshop. We can occasionally work from prompts, practice journal writing, continue a piece we may be working on, and learn to write that lovely first sentence. Let’s write from our hearts and souls, have the courage to go deep towards healing and love and feel safe in our intimate environment. Sharing won’t be required until we are ready. Let’s have some fun! Suggested donation: $5 per class.
Three Day Plein Air Workshop in Beautiful Lake TahoeJuly 18th, 19th and 20th ~ 10am to 2:00pm Improve your watercolor skills at this easy and relaxed workshop with local artist Susie Alexander hosted by the Arts In Wellness community studio. This workshop is open to all levels: experienced painters will enjoy sharing their expertise and beginners will share the joy and magic of discovery.Each day we will meet at a different outdoor venue to paint the beautiful scenery: at Truckee Regional Park beside the beautiful Truckee River, lakeside in Tahoe City at Commons Beach, and in a private lakeside garden in Tahoe Vista.Art supplies are available, though you are welcome to bring your own. Please bring a folding chair, a hat, sunscreen, plenty of drinking water and a packed lunch. Workshop fee $150 for all three days, partial scholarships available.Sign up now at artsinwellness@gmail or text (530) 277-3669. Send a deposit of $75 to the address below to secure your spot. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions! Come amaze yourself!
“How to Paint Water” – Two Day Intensive Plein Air Workshop Saturday, June 28th and Sunday, June 29th ~ 9am to 2pmThis is a two day workshop studying the process of landscape painting taken from the initial steps of sketching, composing and eventually putting our design on canvas. No previous experience is necessary; all materials are provided, though you are welcome to bring your own. We will be meeting Saturday at 9am at the Truckee Regional Park upper parking lot (look for the sunflowers attached to my car antenna). The first day we will concentrate on depicting flowing water, and on Sunday we’ll move over to the lake and work on a painting of still water. Workshop fee: $100 for both days.DO BRING a folding chair, hat and sunscreen, personal drinking water and your own lunch. Please email email@example.com with any questions (please don’t hesitate to ask ANYTHING – it helps the workshop run smoothly for everyone). For overnight arrangements; contact the Tahoe Vistana Inn in Tahoe Vista, CA.
Sketching Landscapes – Shadow, Tones, Perspective, and CompositionFriday, May 9th ~ 9am to 12:30pmThis class lends toward training your eye to see and give you better skill with planning your paintings. Suggested donation $20, materials provided. This class will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Please bring a folding chair and hat. Location TBA
DrawingInstructionwith Susie AlexanderFriday, April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th9am to 12:30pmDrawing basics: shadow, tones, perspective and composition. This four week class will train your eye to see and give you better skill with planning your paintings. Suggested donation $20, materials provided. Spring Creative GroupThursday, April 10th, 17th, 24th, May 1st, 8th, 15th1:30pm to 4:30pm This will be a six week group session and we will be reading the book Creativity, Unleashing the Forces Within by Osho. This is a very interesting book with dynamic perspectives; the first hour will be discussing the reading, followed by two hours of Creative play in the Arts in Wellness studio. This is a great time to unravel creative inhibitions and truly explore what you can do. Suggested donation $10. Art materials provided.Watercolor Instruction for LandscapesSaturday, April 19th9:30am to 2pm Perfect preparation for a travel journal for your summer trips. Materials provided, suggested donation is $40.Gratitude and Meditative Prayer PaintingFriday, April 25th5:30pm to 7pmThe perfect way to finish out a great month and start a great weekend. No previous experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Suggested donation $10.
Winter Creative GroupThursday, March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th ~ 1:30pm to 4:30pm This class is closed; Spring session starts in April 2014.Watercolor PaintingInstructionwith Susie AlexanderThursday, March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th ~ 6pm to 8:30pmThis four week class will help give you a better understanding of the medium, papers, and magic of using this elusive paint. We will work with both qualities of abstraction and how to achieve representational quality in a finished piece. No previous experience necessary. Materials and aprons provided. Suggested donation $20.Creative Group Collage Session Friday, March 21st ~ 9:30am to 12:30pm This session is for Creative Group members only.Non-Adhesive Bookmaking ClassSaturday, March 22nd ~ 11am to 2pmStudents will create two books/journals by cutting, folding and stitching papers. Beautiful decorative papers will be provided by the instructor, Gail Penney. Students that already have a bone folder and craft knife (#2 blade) are encouraged to bring them to class. Workshop fee: $25.Gratitude PaintingFriday, March 28th ~ 5:30pm to 7pmEnd your month in the studio expressing your Gratitude. Painting, journaling or collage – come celebrate and express all that you have in your life…No previous experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Suggested donation $10.About Arts in Wellness
Arts in Wellness is an art studio that is open to the public, providing a variety of art sessions and instructions: painting, drawing, collage and crafts for non-artists and artists alike. The intention is to welcome everyone in finding their expression is unique and valid and to communicate with color in a whole new way.
Arts in Wellness operates on a donation basis and no one is turned away.
Please register in advance for all sessions.
The Arts in Wellness studio is located at 10153 West River Street, Truckee, CA 96161. It is a loft studio with eight stations, providing classes and workshops with acrylic paint, watercolor, tempera paint and drawing.
Materials and aprons are provided and all sessions are limited to eight participants unless otherwise stated.
Valentines Card Making Class with Gail PenneySaturday, February 1st ~ 9:30am to 12:30pmStudents will learn pop-up and cutting techniques to create really fabulous cards for friends and family. All materials will be provided. If you have a favorite pen for writing poems or a special message bring it along. Workshop fee: $20.Paint Like Matisse – Evening Art InstructionThursday, February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th ~ 6pm to 8:30pmIn this class we will create a basic form for seeing and expressing with color and patterns like Matisse. We will begin with imitating his style while infusing some of our own ideas and subjects. This will be a four week session using acrylics on canvas. No previous experience necessary. Materials and aprons provided. Suggested donation $20.Creative Group Collage SessionFriday, February 7th and 21st ~ 9:30am to 12:30pm This collage session is for Arts in Wellness Creative Group members only.Gratitude PaintingFriday, February 28th ~ 5:30pm to 7pmEnd your month of love with a date night that starts with expressing your Gratitude. Paint, journal or collage – come celebrate and express all that you have in your life. No previous experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Suggested donation $10.