My First Mixed Media Retreat is Finally On!

My First Mixed Media Retreat is Finally On!

A year ago as I was sitting on the shore of Moonstone Beach in Cambria, gathering found objects, the vision came to me, to have a Mixed Media Retreat weekend where everyone could spend a few days exploring their creativity, walk along the beach looking for found...
Creativity – A Journey Through Hills and Valleys

Creativity – A Journey Through Hills and Valleys

Throughout my teaching experience, I often come across a very common misconception amongst my students. And that is, “If I was truly creative (or artistic) I wouldn’t be struggling or frustrated while I’m trying to create.” The belief that if he or she were talented...
For the New Artist – Planting Seeds of Resilience

For the New Artist – Planting Seeds of Resilience

By Lisa Agaran When you’re just starting out exploring your creativity it’s normal to feel vulnerable. Self-doubt and insecurity can surface during the creative process and especially when you feel unsure at what you’re creating. Putting our creations out into the...
From my Painting With Paper Workshop Debut!

From my Painting With Paper Workshop Debut!

Yesterday was the first time I taught my Painting With Paper Workshop. I not only had fun collecting collage materials for this class, it was a blast watching all my students create these amazing collage pieces. Really looking forward to teaching this class again!...
From my last day of class

From my last day of class

This week was the last week of my 8-Week Mixed Media Series. I had so much fun and thoroughly enjoyed helping my students learn how to trust the creative process and especially connect to their inner artist. So proud and excited to see the creations come from this...