Because i love to inspire you to create, i regularly give workshops and courses. When i am in the Netherlands, i work from my beautiful Open HeART Studio in Oisterwijk (NB). I teach Art Journaling (which i call HeArt Journaling a la Wendie) and intuitive painting (wild&free!). I create a safe space for you to be(come) creative and guide you through the proces.
I am very generous in sharing my materials, knowlegde of techniques and experience with creativity. The atmosphere is serene, comfortable and open. You can be fully YOU here and enjoy the creative flow. Here is what i offer:
- heARTjournaling a la Wendie -
Inner expression through art in the form of a journal. Something i naturally did since i was very young and probably many of you too. Writing in a diary, your school agenda, collecting inspiring images, creating photoalbums, scrapbooks full of memories and scribbles. Only 3 years ago i found out it was oficially called art journaling. I am so enthusiastic about art journaling and want to share its magic with you. It allows you to check in with your spirit on a regular basis and make sure you are living the amazing life you deserve! But somehow even more magical than that, it is a way to be creative just for you. A chance to be free with no rules, if only for a few hours. There are very few opportunities like that in our lives!
During my heART journaling workshops and courses i teach you how to combine different techniques, like painting, collaging, stamping, lettering and stenciling. I talk about contrast, plane division, mixing colors, use of materials and mediums. You will find yourself in a non-judgemental atmosphere, where the whole creative proces including ups and downs are welcome and okay. As long as you get to expres yourself creatively i am happy. The endresult is not that important, the biggest beauty is in the proces of being with yourself, expressing your heART.
- Wild & Free Intuitive Painting -
The creative process is a process of releasing. Free yourself from limiting thoughts, habits, ideas and fears. "I'm not creative", "What if it is not pretty?", "I have never painted before", "I'm afraid I do not know what I should do." I know them all and I still regularly frolic with them. The barriers that you feel in your creative process are also present in your life. And ultimately, we are all the artists of our own lives. So away with the barriers and free yourself!
Hands in the paint, mess, discover, splash, layer upon layer, add paper or fabric, try, make "mistakes", open your heart, let it happen, experiment, find creative solutions, enjoy, be aware. That's true art!
If you choose to paint with me, you can freely experiment with materials and techniques. I'll give you that freedom: you can make a mess, smeer, make mistakes, let emotions flow and feel ecstasy. You do not have to create something beautiful! If you want to learn technical painting, you better not come. But if you want to express yourself creatively with your heart and your hands, you are very welcome!