So why art?
I started teaching my healing art workshops because I believe in the empowerment that comes from art and play, and the mental health benefits that stem from it. I believe that all humans are artistic at heart, and that everyone can express themselves through art in their own unique way.
Everyone is welcome in my classes regardless of skill level, gender identity, cultural background, language, political views, or sexual orientation. I especially encourage you to come if you haven’t done art in a while - allow your inner child to come out and have fun with other likeminded people :).
I provide a calm, meditative atmosphere, solid structure, gentle instructions, and absolute freedom to experiment and personalize your work.
At the end of each workshop you will go home with a wonderful piece of art that is totally one-of-a-kind.
Please contact me to schedule your own magical event or join a workshop that's already scheduled! All supplies provided, no experience necessary.
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My Body, My Story
Join illustrator Natalie Very B. in a safe space workshop where you’ll learn how to create an empowering version of a self portrait with ink and tell YOUR story through visual imagery.
During the painting process you’ll look at yourself with a newly found kindness and appreciate your own body as a sacred temple and a real work of art. This workshop will focus on body positivity and a variety of inking techniques.
In this workshop the participants will dive into creative play with collage. They will loosen up from the stress of everyday life and, for the duration of the class, they will allow themselves to forget all about responsibility. Under the guidance of the instructor, they will find peace of mind in a safe and non-judgmental environment that promotes freedom of self-expression. This workshop will encourage individuality of participants’ visual voices to explore the idea of one’s "past", "present", and "future".
Join Natalie for a lesson in letting go, and remember that there are no wrong answers in art.
Over the course of this workshop, the participants will learn the many experimental techniques of India ink and go home with a gorgeous piece of art. This highly pigmented media can create fabulous textures on watercolour paper and become a magical background for your intergalactic artwork. Techniques such as egg drop, bloom, bleed, wet on wet, and wet on dry will be introduced, and once the ink is dry, they will allow for a creation of a highly personalized cosmic landscape filled with stars, constellations, and faraway galaxies.
Craft Circle - handmade ornaments
In this hands-on workshop you will dive deep into deep conversations about life and art with fellow female identifying folk and learn how to stitch cute plush ornaments out of felt.
Every participants will leave with 1-3 unique ornaments that are ready to decorate your space and perfect for the gifting season!
Digital illustration classes
Join illustrator Natalie Very B. in this creative class and make a personalized self-portrait in Photoshop or Procreate.
In this workshop, the participants will learn new digital skills such as: using reference images in a new way, free flow sketching, working from layers and underdrawing, applying hand-drawn patterns, and how to fill in space to produce a handmade feel while working digitally.
Be inspired, gain new skills, and make a perfectly unique piece of art!
Join Natalie Very B. in this fun workshop where the participants will learn how to transform their own photographs into an inspirational digital collage. In this step-by-step class, we will adapt photos by cutting, pasting, merging, and transforming elements to achieve one-of-a-kind graphics.
We will also use layers to create the perfect inspirational quote and other hand-drawn illustrative elements to adorn the design.