Flourish is a unique painting course designed by Toni to encourage creative thinking and artistic skill, a rewarding process that can permeate many other aspects of life. This artistic vision can enhance the perception of the world around us in a positive and meaningful way.
Toni’s art course will give individuals the opportunity to explore their creative inner child whilst progressing on their own artistic journey with confidence. The Flourish process will encourage the individual to switch-off from the daily rigours, stresses and strains to take a look at life from a relaxed and different perspective, gaining a skill and producing Art to take away.
Toni’s Flourish art classes are specifically designed to take the individual on a journey of personal growth and creative self-discovery through intuitive drawing and painting techniques. The focus is on wonder and curiosity, it is about letting go of the inner-critic or any negative pre-conditioning which inhibits the flow of creativity. This is a process of producing Art in a relaxed, non-judgemental manner, releasing expectation and negative judgement, thus embracing the joyful, authentic expression of picture-making. The course focuses on a variety of techniques designed to challenge, whist encouraging confidence in technique, leading to a better understanding of how pictures grow and enabling creativity flourish.
The course is constructed of three elements:
Firstly we concentrate on the mind, body and spirit through a sequence of breathing and relaxation techniques and some simple stretches. This is for a relatively short amount of time and is to help focus the mind, calm the spirit and limber the upper body for a day of painting.
Secondly, we will focus on drawing techniques; learning about colour, perspective, shape & form, and creative visualisation.
Thirdly we will paint onto canvas, exploring the delicious properties of this glorious medium. Starting from an intuitive process with a freedom of expression we will then embrace the concepts and methods gleaned from the course.
“Having taken early retirement I decided to fulfil a dream to see if I could paint. It took time to build my confidence. Now I am in love with oil paints and canvas. Toni is patient, kind and talented and has the ability to coach anyone who wants fulfil their artist dream. I am far from talented but the pleasure I get from oil on canvas is immense. Toni nurtured me to realise my dream. She is my Art Angel”
If you would like to take part on a Flourish painting course, please contact Toni via this website. The course is suitable for individuals, small groups or corporate environments.