This workshop encourages play, spontaneous art making, and a focus on the process rather than result. In this stress free setting, you are encouraged to discover a new approach to watercolours as well as a deeper understanding of how music can make for a more relaxing, mindful way of painting.
In this 90 min beginners workshop, we will start from scratch everything you need to know about getting started with watercolors and answer questions like:
While this is a group workshop, I believe each of us have our own rhythm to learning and unique art journey. I like to honour this by take the time to guide each participant one-on-one and find a process that works for you.
FAQ: What supplies do I need to have ready for the workshop?
The short answer is any brush that is made for watercolor painting, watercolor paints, and watercolor specific paper.
If you prefer more specific recommendations:
I am fascinated with understanding the therapeutic relationship between art creation and the mind. After attaining my B.Sc. in Neuroscience and Psychology from McMaster University, I continued forward to my Masters under the Department of Medicine in Psychiatry. Here I was hit with a wave of challenges that left me in much pain. Serendipitously I turned to the watercolor palette on my desk with the intention to alleviate some of that pain. Little did I know this would be the marriage of psychology and art in my life. Stemming from philosophies of mindfulness and art therapy, my watercolor painting and videography practice became a powerful yet un-invasive modality for healing. My own experiences with this have led me to a reinvigoration of art and purpose in my life. It is my greatest hope that my art practice can lead to the inspiration, transformation, and healing of others.
My philosophy for painting is process focused rather than the results. I see the paint brush as a tool for self expression and the paints as living breathing entities that give the process of art creation life. I think of form, colours, and gestures, as a pathway to communicate from our subconscious what can not be expressed through words. It is in this space that I believe we can begin important, often hard, dialogues with ourselves and others. It is through this space that I believe we can bring about healing.
You can find more about Coco Bee at www.cocobeeart.com or IG/FB/Youtube @cocobeeart
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