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Art Classes

Through a cancer journey, art is such a beautiful way to express yourself, explore untapped creativity, manage stress and help you connect with others. All LivingWell classes are facilitated by our art instructor, Cheri Hunt, and no previous art experience is required. Supply lists will be emailed to you prior to the start of class.

Register for classes at livingwell.nm.org.

LivingWell Geneva

Tuesdays, May 17, 24, 31, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neurographic Art
This freeform intuitive drawing practice helps release stress, fear and anxiety. To start this relaxation practice, all you need is paper and a black Sharpie.

Tuesdays, May 17, 24, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Gentle Gracious Gratitude
“The struggle ends when gratitude begins.”
— Neale Donald Walsch
The simple act of gratitude can make a significant impact on mental wellbeing. In this two-class series, you’ll learn about the art of being grateful to help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress—and create art around it.

Tuesdays, May 17, 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Pop of Color with PanPastels
Learn basic techniques and tips to get started with PanPastels.

Wednesdays, May 18, 25, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Journaling
Learn strategies to put your thoughts and feelings down on paper and incorporate art into your journal.

Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gelli Printing
Apply paint onto a “Gelli” (soft silicone) plate to create one-of-a-kind prints. Learn this innovative and fun art form!

Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Get Into the Flow of Alcohol Inks
Learn basic techniques of alcohol inks and then use different papers, tiles, glass and metal to create unique art with your new skill.

Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Fairy Garden and Felted Fairy Teacup
During the first three weeks of this series, you’ll create your own fairy garden with acorns, rocks and other nature finds from your backyard. In the final two weeks, you’ll use an old teacup and transform it into a felted fairyland.

Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
The Practice of Mandalas
Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, studied the mandala and believed it to be the key to understanding and self-acceptance. Using a variety of mediums, we will create our own circles of reason to help us calm from worry and promote inner harmony.

LivingWell Warrenville

Mondays, May 23, June 20, 27, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Flowers of Utopia
Grow with your art class! In this class, you will use watercolor or acrylic paints (whatever you feel most comfortable using and have at home) to create abstract buds in bloom.

Thursdays, May 19, 26, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Gentle Gracious Gratitude
“The struggle ends when gratitude begins.”
— Neale Donald Walsch
The simple act of gratitude can make a significant impact on mental wellbeing. In this two-class series, you’ll learn about the art of being grateful to help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress—and create art around it.

Thursdays, May 19, 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Neurographic Art
This freeform intuitive drawing practice helps release stress, fear and anxiety. To start this relaxation practice, all you need is paper and a black Sharpie.

Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gelli Printing
Apply paint onto a “Gelli” (soft silicone) plate to create one-of-a-kind prints. Come and experience this innovative and fun art form!

Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Get Into the Flow of Alcohol Inks
Learn basic techniques of alcohol inks and then use different papers, tiles, glass and metal to create unique art with your new skill.

Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Fairy Garden and Felted Fairy Teacup
During the first three weeks of this series, you’ll create your own fairy garden with acorns, rocks and other nature finds from your backyard. In the final two weeks, you’ll use an old teacup and transform it into a felted fairyland.

Virtual

Wednesdays, May 18 – August 31, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mixed Virtual Media Summer Series
Each week this summer, join LivingWell art instructor Cheri Hunt via Microsoft Teams to work on a variety of mixed media projects. Every week will be something new!
Register at livingwell.nm.org to receive a link to join this virtual series.