ART  &  SOUL

NON-RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

with Michelle McClunan

Michelle  ran her first Art  & Soul Workshop 17 years ago and has been running  workshops and weekly classes regularly  since 2010. These are generally themed to flow with the Astrological energies of the time.

Through meditation, music, spontaneous painting, mixed media collage and claywork, you learn to allow simple colour and imagery to flow through you without judgement or expectations.    By re-connecting with your innate creativity, you open up the channel to your soul’s wisdom and access the true potential which resides within you.

MAY  WORKSHOPS

Owl  Tree  Cottage   –   Hillcrest, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Things are rather  topsy turvy on our planet at the moment and the Sun’s journey through Taurus, reminds us to re-establish and maintain our precious and vital connection with Mother Earth.

When last did you walk outside barefoot?

…or lie on the grass and let the sun caress your face…

… or allow yourself to rest in the presence of a beautiful tree?

Do you recall feeling some tingling in your feet or legs, or a sense of warmth or well-being rising up into your body?   That sensation is the result of direct contact with the surface of the Earth, which brims with natural, subtle energy.

The Earth, is an electrical planet, and we are bio-electrical beings.

Emerging science reveals that direct contact with the EARTH gives us an  energy infusion,which can help to restore and stabilize the circuitry that governs our  physiology and organs, harmonise our basic biological rhythms, boost self-healing. reduce inflammation and pain, improve our sleep and engender feelings of calmness.

That’s why we always feel better when we spend time in nature!

Images – Paula Guhin

VENUE:                OWL TREE COTTAGE, HILLCREST

DATES:                 Saturday 20th MAY – 9am  to 4:30 pm

 

COST:                    R575 – includes art materials, teas & coffees

 

LUNCH                Bring and share

 

NO ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY 

 

PAINTINGS FROM MARCH WORKSHOPS

Come away with us!

WEDNESDAY  CLASSES

9:30  to  12:30

Owl  Tree  Cottage   –   Hillcrest, Kwa-Zulu Natal

I invite you to STOP the noise of your busy life for a weekend and join me and a small group of fellow explorers on a journey of CREATIVE SELF DISCOVERY.

Through  meditation,  music, spontaneous painting, mixed media collage and claywork,  you will learn to allow simple colour and imagery to flow through you without  judgement or expectations.

By re-connecting with your innate creativity, you open up the channel to your soul’s wisdom and access the true potential which resides within you.

NO ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

Well now you CAN!

Think you’re not creative?

You ARE!  If you can pick up a crayon or a paintbrush, you can express yourself through art.

VENUE:                OWL TREE COTTAGE, HILLCREST

DATES:                Wednesdays  from 9:30 to 12:20

COST:                   R180 per class

INCLUDES:       Art materials, teas  &  coffees

NO ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

  FEEDBACK FROM FELLOW  EXPLORERS

Tyou 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