Using Your Senses to Awaken Your Creativity

By Lisa Agaran Have you stopped to notice how we conditioned ourselves through our senses? Repeated connections to smells, sounds and our surroundings slowly train our brain to respond automatically. It could be the aroma of coffee in the morning that prompts the mind...

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Awaken Your Creativity-Cambria Retreat 2017

Here are some captured moments of the retreat weekend in Cambria. Such an amazing creative and magical weekend. Thoroughly enjoyed spending 4 days with all these creatives. Can’t wait to do the next one….mmmm, maybe in October 🙂

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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!...

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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...

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Playing With Color

From my last Color Mixing Essentials workshop. So much fun to watch my students for the first time mixing colors really get it by the end of the class. I love showing them how all they need is a few colors to mix a variety of shades and hues. Awesome class!

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Thoughtful words from one of my students

I received this wonderful card from one of my students the other day. It's words like these that inspire me to continue teaching what I teach. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to help others uncover their true creativity and be a witness to how it transforms...

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How to age paper with brewed tea

[ Step 1 ] I started out brewing 5 tea bags (black tea) in 2 cups of water. You don't want to put too much water, because you want the tea to be highly concentrated. Make sure to let the tea cool down enough so you don't burn your hands when dipping the paper in the...

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Awesome Abstract Creations

Here are some fun and awesome abstract pieces created in my Spontaneous Creating class this past Sunday. So inspiring to watch how my students transformed into abstract artists. Amazing work!

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