3,2,1… Happy New Year!  and, as we are in the 3rd week of January I also want to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year  on January 23, 2012 in China’s time zone. The Year 2012 is the 4709th Chinese year and the year of Dragon.  Some people say 2012 is a Black Dragon or Water Dragon year.  In Chinese astrology the dragon is the only animal of the Chinese zodiac year that is not real. That makes this coming year very significant. So my prayers are that you prosper and find many wonderful ways to stretch your creative muscle beyond the tangible and grow in fabulousness and glittery luminosity.  Follow your heart, lead with your soul, explore your imagination and find joy in the smallest of things, and paint the treasures you uncover with glitter and great big swirly curly strokes.  Remember to treasure the connections you’ve nurture others in your life so that their connection with you is always wonderful. J

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
Chinese Proverb

So many magical things have already unfolded at Eye Walker Studios this year; it’s hard to know where to start.  The studio is open for business.  Classes, 3 different times a week, are being received with open arms, new people are being introduced to expressive arts and intuitive painting process.  It’s like a birthday party every day around here.  The excitement I see in your eyes, the joy coming off of the brushes and onto the paper, well it can’t be matched and I am left hungry for the next class.

This year holds a great big glorious wide open space for expansion….lots and lots of expansion!  At all sorts of levels!  Classes, weekend workshops, retreats, and, can you believe what I am about to say?  I am taking Eye Walker Studios ON THE ROAD!  YES, you heard that right, on the road!

Can’t you just hear the traffic report now?  Glitter spill on the interstate!  Ha!…to which I respond, come on down, I have brushes and paint too!

What will these road trips look like?  Well, nothing written in stone yet, but I will call them Get Your Paint On Parties.  I will set up an intuitive play/paint space on your dining table, for as many people who can comfortably fit around it.  If this sounds really exciting to you, and you in Northern California, contact me, see if you are a) in my travel area ( which is not clearly defined yet, and b) can get at least 4 friends committed to an evening of FuN.  Sounds like a terrific way to throw a girls night that they will be talking about for a very long time.  All you need is a table that will seat all your friends around it.  Read on, there is more information below. Eye Walker Studios

As always, there are all kinds of wonderful opportunities to stretch your creative muscle at Eye Walker Studios and the information about upcoming classes, workshops and retreats are listed below.

What’s so great about painting at Eye Walker Studios is that you already have everything you need to participate.  You don’t need special materials, training or experience, and you don’t have to ask for anything from Santa.  As my student, you just show up with an open mind, desire and in comfortable clothes.  I provide the tea, and anything else you might need.

The workshops are just a couple of hours once a week and there is no long commitment to sign.

It’s never too late to start your intuitive painting journey and tap into your strengths or look your weaknesses square in the face at an Eye Walker Studios workshop American Canyon.

Expressive arts are process orientated, not product driven.  My tagline “Radical Self Expression Amplified through Paint and Glitter”, might sound scary to some people; it means simply that the benefit to you the student is the freedom to draw, paint, shape and express all by following your instinct and intuition.  You’re never corrected, graded or compared, so there is no wrong way to do it.  This is a creative and frankly, a playful experience.

UPCOMING classes AND Parties

TrUSt ThE BrUsH Intuitive Painting

Where: Eye Walker Studios, American Canyon, CA
with 3 different class times to choose from

  1. Monday mornings (9am-12noon)
  2. Tuesday midday (10:30am-1:30pm
  3. 3.     Friday early-afternoon (12noon-3pm)
    Cost: of $35.00 per 3 hour session OR $120.00 for four prepaid sessions, a $20 savings. (months with 5 weeks, the 5th week is reserved for make up or take off)  Art Supplies are provided.

If you’ve ever wanted to paint, even just a little.  If you think that art is personal, that it tells a story about a life, an experience, a love, a pain. If to spend a little quiet time feeds your soul.  You get bathed in moments of introspection and you lose track of time.  If the deliciousness of making something entirely from your heart and through your hands lingers in on your palette. If you can feel color.  Come hang out with some really awesome, soulful, creative people just like you.

Everything is already set up for your experience.  The teapot is hot.  Where the glitter pours like sunshine.  The floor is splattered, the light is bright, the paper is thirsty.  Come paint

2012 is your year to make a pact with your creative muscle, to strengthen it, to help it grow, to feed it.

ART JOURNALING CLASS

Session # 43300.101 I February 1, 15, 22, 29 Wed 8:30-10:30am
Session # 43300.102 II March 7, 14, 21 Wed 8:30-10:30am
Session # 43300.103 III April 4, 11, 18, 25 Wed 8:30-10:30am
Session # 43300.104 IV May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Wed 8:30am-10:30am

 

You’ll need the session number when you sign up through the city

 

The City of American Canyon, has generously offered me an opportunity to present this class in one of their facilities.

Here are the details:

An Art Journal is a visual diary, a place for your thoughts, images,
ideals, dreams, and to remember your day. It’s a safe place to explore
your innermost self. Together we will find ways to express all of that in
your very own Art Journal. Our class will be using craft materials and
acrylic paints so comfortable clothes are
essential. Join us as no experience is required!
Ages: All ages
Instructor: Cherol (Eye Walker Studios)
Location: Recreation Center
2185 Elliott Drive
Fee: Residents: $30/session; Non-Residents: $35/session

Special Note: Participants will need to purchase a blank journal ( minimum 70# paper)
for this class. Contact instructor for details. Also, the class minimum
is 6 and the maximum is 18. For more information, please contact
American Canyon Parks and Rec Staff at @ 707-648-7275  or Cherol directly

Colours are brighter when the mind is open

Adriana Alarcon

 Get Your Paint On! Parties (goes live in March 2012)

 

These parties are an at-home expressive art experience in Northern California, more specifically, north of San Francisco Bay.  These parties take place in your home, at your work, or even outdoors; it’s your choice.  This can be a way to build teamwork, bond, get silly, have a reunion, a birthday party, A Mother-Daughter Tea, anything goes.

What’s needed:

You supply the place, your friends, and the munchies.

What’s included:

I bring all the art supplies, set-up and I even clean it up after. Everyone has a really unique piece of Art to do with as they please.

The mouse print:

Because this is an expressive arts experience and there is no telling what your lovely guests will paint I have to mention that the images can be PG13 or R rated.  We are using Acrylic paints that dry quickly and can stain clothing, so I recommend casual clothes.  I bring a table cloth and can even provide a ground cloth to cover surfaces in your home.

This is this first time I am offering this class.  Who knows, this may turn out to be a completely wacky idea, but I thought, what a cool idea…

Your open heart and creative nurturing of it will insure it’s coolness and grow it’s wackiness into a viable and humongo-glitteriffic thing and availability.  Don’t wait to schedule a party

 

 

 

   Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
Chinese Proverb