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Monthly Art Journaling for Mamas

I’m so excited to announce my partnership with the very cool bellies + babies (no I am not expecting a new beb of my own, thank you for continuously asking) to offer monthly art journaling classes for moms and soon-to-be moms! As a Mama or a Mama-to-be, we are full of emotions while we juggle the whirlwind of our daily lives. It’s important to take time for ourselves and find a way to be both creative and expressive. Art journaling provides the opportunity to relax, release, create, and share what’s going on in a fun and visual way. I will guide you in developing the practice of keeping a regular art journal. No previous skill is needed and all supplies are included, including the journal! We’ll do some prompts, get comfortable with collage art techniques and start filling our books in no time! The great thing about keeping an art journal is that you can work on it whenever the mood strikes you, and you don’t have to worry about rushing to finish it! It’s …

New Half Day Art Retreat!

  Take a breather from the Holiday shopping rush and come create at the Charlotte Art League! Heather of BigHDesigns, Kimberly Moore, and myself  lead this half-day art retreat where we explore what it means to be “Awakened and Free” to our own creativity. We’ll make self-portraits using collage techniques, tap into the realm of intuitive painting on canvas, and express ourselves through the art journal form. This is great for all skill levels, including beginners! All materials are included! We’ll have munchies and beverages too! Register here.

Upcoming Workshops

Creative Studio Sunday The 2nd Sunday of every month Join me at the Charlotte Art League on Sunday July 10 from 11am-2pm for yoga, meditation, writing and art journaling! The July theme is: Spirit of a Woman. Learn more here. The Imagination Brigade: An Analog Collage Workshop It’s time to use our imaginations to create some funky collage scenes! In this workshop we will be using old magazines to create surreal collage images. All supplies are included. Each person will create one 8×10 collage suitable for framing (or more if there’s time). I will supply each person with a handy pre-cut scrap pack full of vintage pieces to get you started. I will also have vintage magazines on hand for you to use. If you google image “analog collage” you will see the wide range of what can be created once you start snipping away and getting surreal! Cost: $10 Cash or CC/Debit only please What to bring: Nothing! All is included! Time: Saturday July 16, 10:30am-12:30pm RSVP here or email brooke@hellourbanist.com. Coming Soon! DATES TBA …

New Workshop: Creative Studio Sundays

YOGA + MEDITATION + WRITING + ART Hi Everyone! I am excited to be launching a new 2nd Sunday Series at the Charlotte Art League called “Creative Studio Sundays!” Along with the wonderful yoga and meditation instructor Tamara Jefferies, I will be hosting this program at the Charlotte Art League on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Here’s what is included: 11am-11:45am: Yoga and Meditation* 11:45am-12pm: Break/Set up tables 12pm-12:30: Discussion/Journaling prompts for the month’s theme** 12:30-2: Open Studio Art Journaling Notes: * I have been to Tamara’s yoga classes before and am so excited to have her be a part of this program. She offers gentle yoga that works for all ages, sizes, and abilities. She gives clear, simple instructions on how to get into a position and you are able to adjust the position based on your ability and comfort. I certainly lack flexibility in some poses, but have always felt welcome and comfortable in her classes. **Every month we will have a theme to work with. June’s theme is “Wander” After a …