FAQ’s-Private Lessons

Soulful heART Private Lessons

(FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions about – PRIVATE LESSONS 

What are PRIVATE LESSONS?  – They are classes where NO art experience or artistic training is necessary to have a fun creative time.   I believe living a creative life… is giving yourself the gift of time, accepting that you are ENOUGH just the way you are and finding your way back to your “Portal of Creativity”!   I teach expressive art classes helping

students find ways to express heart and soul emotions with personal stories of their life using colorful paint, mark making tools, and ALL the other cool, amazing art supplies I’ve collected over the years.   

What do you mean Portal of Creativitity? I  believe living a creative life is therapeutic and healing.  Taking time out of your busy life to just be still … tapping into the moment of NOW… using paint, pencils, markers, etc. creates an amazing meditative flow which I call the “Portal of Creativity”.   You lose ALL sense of time and you’re shocked when it’s time to clean up.  Living a creative life begins to be addictive and you crave that feeling where you are happy, focused and engaged in what you are doing!  

Is choosing an art teacher important?  YES, I believe it’s crucial to choose an art teacher who inspires YOU. 

My main focus is helping students learn how to live a CREATIVE life and I believe making a choice to live a creative life will mean a HAPPY life.  What does that mean?  I think the practice of living a creative life whether its using ART, decorating your home, cooking a delicious meal, planting flowers, sewing quilts, hiking in a gorgeous forest, listening to amazing music, walking along the seashore or looking at the world with a childlike wonder without being caught up in your the inner critic or judging mind will ultimately lead to a HAPPY life.

I often use NATURE as inspiration to teach the Elements of ART (line, color, value, shape, etc.) and the Principles of Design (balance, space, contrast, repetition, etc.) – to help students learn basic skills and use them expressively and intentionally to create their own unique visual art.  

TEACHING methods include: 

  • Elements of Art
  • Principles of Design
  • Strategies … how to let go of the inner critic judgmental voice
  • How to prep canvas adding (gesso)
  • How to add first layered backgrounds
  • How to use collage elements
  • How to use rubber stamps and stencils
  • How to use spray inks 
  • How to use paint adding layers 

Will I need any supplies for class?  

Bring a mixed media sketchbook such as the one shown here.

SUPPLIES provided at class:

  • Paint, inks & brushes
  • Pens & markers 
  • Pencils (colored, graphite, etc.)
  • Stencils & rubber stamps, etc.
  • Vintage printmaking letters/words
  • Printmaking rubber molds for stamping
  • Collage materials (paper, tape, etc.)
  • Paint, inks & brushes
  • Collage materials (fabric, ribbon, etc.)
  • Nature items found outside to use for prints

What is the cost?  Each individual class ticket is $50 and DISCOUNT TICKETS are $175 for four classes.   All supplies are included in the cost of tickets except for art journal (mixed media sketchbook).

Cancellation Policy: No money refunds however, you may add another class date onto your discount card.