Cut and Paste a Collage (Jan Shultis): Not sure what to do with those advertisements and circulars scattered around the house? Take a pair of scissors to them, and let your imagination run wild. If you are seeking encouragement in a particular area – love, finances, body image, and so on – zero in on images that cause you to feel uplifted and positive, or ones that embody your goals. Use them as pieces of the larger puzzle of both your collage and healing.
Sculpt a better state for Adults and Children (Jan Shultis)
Sculpturing doesn’t have to require a lot of space or materials. Make your own play-dough with a few simple ingredients (conduct a quick online search for a variety of recipes), then let your hands and your imagination soar. The malleable stuff is ideal for exploring emotions that you want to work through, without making permanent; anger can even be unleashed when you smash your creation flat. Ready to relax? Mix essential oils into the dough for some aromatherapy. Store leftovers in the fridge for use during your next session.
Painting and Creating at Home : 20 DIY Art Materials You Can Make at Home - Artsy Craftsy Mom: artsycraftsymom.com/diy-art-materials. Here are many different types of paint that you can make at home from thinner watercolor-like paints to thick-textured puffy paints. All that you need is in your cupboard and fridge. Ingredients like milk, flour, salt, water and some food coloring will have you painting. Check out this recipe for condensed milk tempera paint and this one for flour and salt puffy paint to get you started.
Draw in Response to Music.
Music is a form of art that is often said to move souls. Energize, relax, and otherwise give attention to yours by simply putting a pen or pencil to paper and moving it as the rhythm dictates. Sharp, staccato music may prompt you to draw jagged edges or bold lines; softer rhythms may encourage you to draw waves. Instrumental music is generally a more effective stress-buster than music with lyrics, because the mind is allowed to relax without distraction. If more formalized or finite images begin to emerge, allow it – the point of the exercise is to allow for creation without expectation or restraint. (Jan Schultus)
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Regional Women’s Art Exhibit Commemorating Women’s Suffrage is being postponed at this time due to the pandemic. This exhibit will be rescheduled at a later date. The response has been tremendous and we hope to exhibit soon!
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