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Art Lab | Intro to Creativity with Acrylic
December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$38
This acrylic painting workshop is a little art history, a little technique, and a lot of creative exploration! Art Lab | Intro to Creativity will be a chance for artists or new artists of any level to tap into new processes using acrylic paint. Instructor Beverly “Bevo” Manning will lead this class, exploring this session’s theme inspired by Swiss-born artist Paul Klee, and guide students through his painting techniques used to make some of this most famous works.
The main goal for this workshop is to give an opportunity for students to learn, explore, relax and enjoy painting. While everyone is encouraged to take this workshop, it was designed with three specific types of people in mind: those who’ve never painted before, those who feel like their creativity is being blocked, and those who just are curious to explore something new.
Before starting the workshop, the instructor will introduce a meditation technique meant to open up the creative mind, helping each student set a specific intention that will subconsciously influence his/her/their painting style. Music inspired by Paul Klee’s time period will be played. Get ready to get creative!
All Materials are provided
Students will leave with a painted canvas
Deadline to register is December 13th at 8PM
About the Instructor:
Beverly was born in New York City and raised in Ecuador. She graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a BA degree in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and Photography. In 1996 she moved to Florida where she worked as a Graphic Designer.
Best known for her colorful abstract paintings, Manning acquired her technical skills by working with renowned painters from the South Florida area. She uses a wide range of mediums such as acrylics, newspaper, oil pastels and crayons, even her interior house paints. In other words, any and everything that can help to create and obtain vibrant paintings. Inspiration comes in many different forms, such as photos, flowers, and anything that touches her creativity. The main objective is to communicate feelings through colors and flowing lines that suggest the freedom of movement. Manning uses an array of techniques which range from Tapping and Meditation to art exercises in order to tune into her feelings. The techniques open up her creativity and prevents judgement towards her own creations.
In March of 2018, Manning exhibited at the office of The Octopi Group in Delray Beach, where 27 paintings in a collection where presented. She also has exhibited at Style de Vie and Cornell Museum in Delray Beach.
During the summer of 2019, sge gave a number of workshops of personal wellness, nutrition and meditation by applying the knowledge obtained as a nutritional coach and therapeutic art life coach.