EXPRESSIVE ART WORKSHOPS

Explore

Experiment

Play

Colour!

Texture

Clay

Paint

Mandala

Collage

Draw

Doodle

Find your treasure

Discover more

Would you really like to express yourself creatively, but don’t know where to start?

Think you’re not creative?

You are!

I invite you to join me  on an exciting voyage of CREATIVE SELF DISCOVERY!

Through visualisation, music, spontaneous painting, drawing, mixed media collage, mandala’s and much more, you will learn to allow simple colour and imagery to flow through you without judgement or expectations.

By connecting with your innate creativity, you open up the channel to your soul’s wisdom and access the true potential which resides within you.  You will also find your inner artist and develop your own unique style.

This is “process driven” art, without attachment to the outcome. The more childlike you can be, the better, so therefore, absolutely no artistic experience is necessary.

Join me and a small group of fellow explorers on a ONE DAY WORKHOP or WEEKEND RETREAT and re-connect with YOU!

The theme changes each month, so sign up to our newsletter (only one email a week) – you will also get Astrology updates, creative projects and more

MANDORLA WORKSHOP

Saturday 21st October – 9am to 5pm

Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October  – 9:30 to 12:30pm

As the Sun glides gracefully through Libra during October, the focus is on finding balance, unity and harmony in the relationships we have with ourselves and others.

In this one day workshop, we will explore our opposites

Masculine feminine

Left brain right brain

Heaven Earth

Light Dark

And then, through the creation of a

SACRED  MANDORLA

we will start to heal the split, binding together  that which has been torn apart, or made un-whole (or unholy)

A MANDORLA  or Vesica Piscis is an ancient sacred geometrical design used in religion and spirituality across the ages.  The  almond-shaped segment is formed when two circles partly overlap.

This merging of opposites forms a sacred space, where balance and reconciliation are birthed, representing:

Conflict resolution

An opening into the mysteries of higher consciousness

The seed of the tree of life and basic motif for the flower of life,

The intersection of the spiritual and the physical,

Creation/ birthing/  Goddess

Two becoming one

SATURDAY WORKSHOP

VENUE:     Owl Tree Cottage, Hillcrest, KZN

DATE:         Saturday 21st October  – 9am  to 5 pm

COST:        R600 Includes art materials, teas & coffees

LUNCH:   Bring and share

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

VENUE:     Owl Tree Cottage, Hillcrest, KZN

DATE:        Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th September – 9:30 to                                     12:30pm

COST:        R180 per week – Incudes art materials, teas & coffees

FIND YOUR BURIED TREASURE WORKSHOP

Saturday 18th November – 9am to 5pm

Wednesday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th November  – 9:30 to 12:30pm

 

 

Jupiter, the  bestower of gifts, has just entered Scorpio, where he will stay for a whole year.  Mercury, the Sun, Mars, and Venus, will follow him into the sign of the Scorpion, urging us to explore what lies beneath the surface!

When  we are able to bring our core beliefs, habitual reactions and exiled emotions into the light of consciousness, we are able to make more empowering choices in our lives.

The joy of being human is uncovering the core of who we already are – the treasure buried in the ruin”. Coleman Barks

In this one day workshop, we will explore this theme using spontaneous collage and then create a mixed media artwork revealing the jewels that we have excavated.

SATURDAY WORKSHOP

VENUE:     Owl Tree Cottage, Hillcrest, KZN

DATE:         Saturday 18th November  – 9am  to 5 pm

COST:        R600 Includes art materials, teas & coffees

LUNCH:   Bring and share

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

VENUE:     Owl Tree Cottage, Hillcrest, KZN

DATE:        Wednesday  8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th November 

                   – 9:30 to  12:30pm

COST:        R180 per week – Incudes art materials, teas & coffees

SCENES FROM  RECENT WORKSHOPS

“I was lying in bed this morning reflecting on my various artworks which have emerged from our ART & SOUL workshops (I have them dotted around my room for this very purpose). This way I can check in with where I’m at, how much I’m embodying and living/manifesting the various lessons – being in the flow, being open to abundance, being rooted, trusting etc. Really just want to thank you Mish for introducing and facilitating this aspect in my life. The art workshops have been integral to my spiritual growth and finding and maintaining my soular power. I’m so glad I found you. The work you do and the space you offer are so important. I am very grateful.”  TD

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS        9 to 4:30pm           Owl Tree Cottage, Hillcrest

Once or twice a month, we gather together at my cottage in Hillcrest, for ART & SOUL Workshops. Using the Sun’s journey through the heavens as our guide,  these workshops are designed to help you to intuitively connect with, and align to the energies of the moment. At the same time, you will learn how  to use different artistic media,  developing your own unique style.

WEDNESDAY  WORKSHOPS        9:30 to 12:30           Owl Tree Cottage, Hillcrest

Join me for 3 hours on every Wednesday  morning  to intuitively and artistically explore the theme for that month.  This is a month to month commitment.  When we regularly connect with ourselves in a supportive  environment, we are able to work through issues and find clarity much more quickly.

PRIVATE WORKSHOPS   – Private and Corporate

I’m also available to facilitate  private workshops. These can be held at my studio in Hillcrest or at a venue of your choosing.   If you have a group you would like to gather, we will decide on a theme together and I will tailor it to suit you.

This works beautifully for birthday celebrations, friend re-unions and corporate teambuilding.

 

  FEEDBACK FROM FELLOW  EXPLORERS

You are an incredible facilitator. I was amazed at how skillfully you helped everyone to really “drop in” and connect with what they needed to process and get in touch with in order to move forward into this year … and then to also set actionable steps. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and also really felt like I connected with something at a very deep and subtle level. LW

I know that what I got from the workshop with you, I couldn’t have found any other way.  The inspired intention I now have is uplifting and inspiring. Thinking my way to this just isn’t possible. So powerful to step into a creative, open-hearted space and come away with so much.  Michelle you truly gifted!’  CS

 Loved the workshop!  felt like I had had a weekend away. Being creatively present all day is quite something when you really think about it, but there’s some expressional magic coming through that is so compelling – perhaps it’s like reading a story – one is held turning the pages of the book, to journey to the end of it, to see how it turns out. One never know what will come through on that piece of paper at the end, so there is magic and surprise in whatever materialises! Thanks again Michelle – never doubt you are doing such valuable work! LR 

I still remember walking into your cottage a broken person and you were so much part of my healing. In fact you were the start. What a process it has been. SH

I went to a few offered lessons -OMG were they awesome! This is healing art! I got so so much out of my month of lessons. She is one beautiful soul…..I hope to keep a friendship with her,as she is deep, uplifting and one of the most very special people I have come across. If u want spiritual healing and creativity fun, call me or private box her. Stunning woman- inside and out! I wish her everything good KSM

“The joy of being playful and creative without fear of censure was an unforgettable and inspiring experience. I left feeling light and happy and felt reconnected to my inner being. I am going to seriously take up visual journaling.   I hope to use visual journaling as a method in my self-study and hopeful that I could chat to you about this as I progress”.  SN

“I so enjoyed the course and am looking forward to using the knowledge gained at home, working at my own pace and when and as I want to. I feel I gained a lot, not only directly related to the course, but how to look, as my husband would say … ‘through the bush, not at it!’ Rosemary

HUGE heart-thank-you’s for an amazing day and spectacular workshops. My vision board is stuck on my en-suite bathroom door and I really drink it in first thing in the morning and also see it several times a day.  It fills me with such a sense of excitement and joy – the colours alone light  me up each time.

Thank you SO much for the workshop. I really feel that something has been unlocked and that the visual journalling was key in doing that.  I had a dream that same night and I sat up and tried to analyse or just see what it all meant…. it def had to do with things that came out of the journalling process. Its all quite wonderful. I feel like something has been lifted and I am embracing this sense of lightness and letting go  its like a wonderful little ball of wool unrolling and I can now stretch and be free! So thanks so much for being a part of this journey and for helping to unlock something in me. TH

 

HUGE heart-thank-you’s for an amazing day and spectacular workshops. My vision board is stuck on my en-suite bathroom door and I really drink it in first thing in the morning and also see it several times a day. It fills me with such a sense of excitement and joy – the colours alone light me up each time.

Thank you SO much for the workshop. I really feel that something has been unlocked and that the visual journalling was key in doing that. I had a dream that same night and I sat up and tried to analyse or just see what it all meant…. it def had to do with things that came out of the journalling process. Its all quite wonderful. I feel like something has been lifted and I am embracing this sense of lightness and letting go its like a wonderful little ball of wool unrolling and I can now stretch and be free! So thanks so much for being a part of this journey and for helping to unlock something in me. TH

these groups are relaxed and inspirational. You have to try one to “get it”. Seriously no art training necessary. Great fun and time to be creative, as Michelle gently guides the way into your own personal journey.” TC

I really enjoyed the workshop on Saturday. I continued to process stuff mentally over the weekend. It was a great form of expressing what’s in our inner being through art. It was ‘me’ time and that was what was good. We rarely give ourselves that time, especially to get in touch with the real you. It was also great meeting like-minded folk who share the same interests. I will certainly continue using the technique for my inner healing. RN

I had no idea what to expect from the Workshop and it was great. Thank you for putting it across so well. The entire experience was so nurturing. I feel it is a technique that will totally help to process feelings and emotions as well as centre one, in any situation. All one has to do is practice the techniques when required. DE (Fine artist)

You are a beautiful woman, with such a gift – thank you for sharing yourself, your home and your heart with all of us. LW

“Thanks so much for Saturday, I loved the intimate atmosphere you created, your method & found the entire day enlivening.The group of women were so diverse but with many commonalities, I loved getting to know each person.Your guided visualisation meditation was so evocative, powerful & moving, I could have sat there all day & done just that! ” Holly“

Thanks so much for a really stunning workshop yesterday! I so enjoyed it & loved the painting & creating of our vision boards. Thanks for having us all in your very lovely home & for all your special care, energy & input throughout the sessions – it was such a treat of a day!…it was like a divine like oasis/holiday after a crazy busy week. And it was really great to meet you. Hope you have a good rest of the weekend “. Lindsay

These groups are relaxed and inspirational. You have to try one to “get it”. Seriously no art training necessary. Great fun and time to be creative, as Michelle gently guides the way into your own personal journey.” TC

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