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Everyone is capable of creativity, and everyone can benefit from having a creative practice in their lives! Whatever your skill level is, getting out of your head and using your hands to make something tangible is good for you. Creativity can bring us fun, friendships, self-confidence, and pride in what we made. It grows our imaginations, helps us think outside the box, releases stress, and so much more! I hope this list will motivate you to start a creative practice (if you don’t already have one) so you can enjoy the many benefits of creativity. What are the benefits of...

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A trip to the art store can often leave you feeling overwhelmed by the number of options. Here are some of my recommendations to get you started with painting. As you practice and experiment with different supplies, you’ll develop your own personal preferences. Here are the tools that I love in my personal art & teaching, with a range in price points to find what works for you! I always recommend heading to your local art store for supplies, but I’ve also included links to shop online. Acrylic Paint Nova Color: excellent quality of color vibrancy and durability. I use...

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2020 has shaken things up in the art world. No more fairs, shows, group classes. Opportunities to connect are smaller and more distant. We are all experiencing the impacts. Throughout the pandemic, political turmoil, and now wildfire season to top it off, I have found a sense of purpose in the art classes I offer. Part of me still feels silly talking about my art when my family is doing well despite everything. But hearing the feedback from students on how special, helpful, therapeutic the classes are, tells me that I need to continue down this road and share the...

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My favorite year-end activity is looking back on the year that passed. When you are in the day to day grind, you have small accomplishments every day. It is easy to forget about the larger mountains scaled. Taking a moment to reflect reveals that your hard work pays off, and you are chipping away at goals. It can also highlight shortcomings that become objectives for the new year. Here are some of my top accomplishments of 2019!

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Art Classes, Events, Paint Night, Painting Class -

Come down to Solaire Restaurant & Bar in Santa Cruz every other Monday evening to relax, unwind, and make a painting! Great for complete beginners and seasoned creatives alike, you will be creating a painting with the freedom to make it your own - tweak the colors or composition, or follow along with my instruction for our painting of the day. We will learn and practice various painting and blending techniques as we go, with plenty of room for creativity.

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