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Art & Healing: 

Beginning Watercolors
 

Do you wish you were creative?  Do you wish you could do art?

 

What if you could reduce stress, anxiety or sadness, and improve the quality of your relationships through doing art, even as a beginner?  Is it possible to bring healing to some areas of trauma in your past through learning how to paint?  How fun would it be to paint a picture you really love?  Yes!  It is possible.

Regularly priced at $49, this course is now available for $25!

Creativity is a gift to every human, but sometimes struggles crowd in and cause us to feel like our artistic abilities are out of reach, even way back into early childhood.  I believe you can awaken your creativity and begin to express yourself in artistic ways that feel fun and energizing to you.

 

As an artist who knows the struggle of artistic expression, I have designed this course with you in mind.  If you have ever felt like you can’t even draw a stick figure correctly, I understand.  I said those words for most of my life!  Art has helped bring healing to areas of trauma and free me from deep levels of anxiety and sadness.  I believe it can do the same for you.

The course begins as soon as you purchase.  You will be able to proceed at your own pace as you move through each lesson. You can even repeat the course as many times as you desire.

Regularly priced at $49, this course is now available for $25!

What will you learn in the Art & Healing Course?

Here's a sneak peak of what's featured in each video lesson.

Do you have a desire to be artistic?  Would you like to be able to do art, but feel like you are not creative?  Have you said words like, “I can’t even draw a stick figure correctly?”

 

Come and learn to paint watercolors with trauma informed story coach, Sher Nyquist.  This course combines watercolor painting and the healing journey.  You will learn the basic painting skills needed to begin your journey as an artist as you awaken, honor, and give space for your unique creativity – from a list of needed supplies to the first steps of opening paints and brushes, to painting.  This course will move slowly with the new beginner in mind.  This is a space of gentleness, curiosity and compassion while learning how to paint with watercolors and awaken your creative.

Video 1: Scribble Art

In this video Sher will introduce the two mantras for the course.  After a brief look at supplies, we will begin playing with art while becoming aware of the sensations in the body, such as anxiety, stress, fear, etc. You will learn about the three consistencies of paint, how to mix them and how to use them.  Then we will do Scribble Art. 

Video 2: Swatching Your Pallet

Swatching your paints is a lovely exercise to help you know your paints, brushes and paper. Swatching is helpful, fun and relaxing. You will learn the benefit of making your own unique chart for your paints.  You will also learn three important painting skills:  wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and dry brushing. 

Video 3: Create Your Own Color Wheel

In this video you will learn how to make your own color wheel, learn color theory, then mix your own secondary and tertiary colors from your primary colors.  This is your unique color wheel based on the primary colors you choose from your pallet.  You will be encouraged to reflect and write when you finish the exercise today. 

Video 4: Play with New Painting Skills and Paint a Flower

In this video you will use the skills we have learned and talked about to this point.  You will learn the concepts of hue, saturation and value.  We will paint wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and dry brushing, and also talk about how to lift and scrub to remove paint from the paper.  

Video 5: Paint a Landscape

In this video you will paint a beautiful landscape using your unique creativity and all the skills we have learned to this point, while having fun. 

Video 6: Paint a Greeting Card

Come and paint a fun greeting card together!  You can find the sketch for this painting below this video.  This is a close-up sketch so you can see it well, but you are encouraged to sketch your own picture.  Use one like Sher’s or make up your own. 

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We hope that this sneak peak helps give you more clarity on the Art & Healing Course and that you decide to join us! 

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