Arts & Wellness | Creativity for Well-being
Third Thursdays from 5:30-7:00 PM
GreenHill supports the development of the life-long learner through creative programs that foster personal wellness. Arts & Wellness classes are for participants who seek to nourish their creativity through hands-on art activities designed to inspire mindfulness and community fellowship. Each session will begin with a group check-in, followed by art making and creative expression followed by a guided tour of the exhibition in The Gallery. Participants of all artistic backgrounds and abilities are welcomed and will be guided through the creative process.
Mixed Media Flags of Hope | September 21, 2017
Create a sacred space for reflection with the addition of hand-made banner of flags of hope. Inspired by the traditional use of prayer flags, participants will create mixed media fiber art designs using hand and machine sewing centered around the idea of hope. These fabric flag designs will be strung together ready to hang up in your home, out in the garden, or to gift to a friend. Participants are encouraged to bring found objects and fabric that is meaningful to them.
Fabric Memory Beads | October 19, 2017
Transform a cherished item of clothing into a piece of fiber art jewelry. In this class we will create beads from fabric that can be used for creating one of a kind earrings, necklaces or bracelets. These beads are a great way to capture and save a special item of clothing or fabric that holds valued memories. Participants are invited to bring items from home to repurpose into beads with additional fabric and materials provided.
Gratitude Boxes | November 16, 2017
Cultivate appreciation in your daily life with a creative gratitude box. Gratitude boxes can be used as a ritual to recognize and capture the big and small things for which we are thankful. Using found objects, paint, mixed media and collage techniques, participants will be invited to design a unique box to store precious memorabilia symbolizing people, places and things they are grateful for. A variety of cigar boxes and containers will be provided.
Intuitive Painting | December 14, 2017
Follow your inner artist and join us for an open-ended evening of intuitive painting. After a short meditative check-in, participants will be invited to try a variety of tools and techniques as they experiment, paint and play to create a one of a kind work of art following their own intuition. 11x14’’ canvases will be provided.
Collage Affirmation Calendars | January 18, 2018
Start your year with a kick of creativity! Affirmations are often used as a source of encouragement and support or as a technique for focusing on a certain goal. Participants will be invited to create unique collage designs representing their personal affirmations for the new year in the form of a calendar.
Playful Paste Paper Creations | February 15, 2018
Reduce the stress in your daily life with a little creative play! Making paste paper designs is an open-ended, abstract process that invites participants to swirl, stamp, swipe and sponge through colorful layers of paint to create unique designs. Using different tools and techniques, participants will be guided through the process of creating a variety of papers that can be distinct works of art or used for collaging or journaling.
Drawing as Meditation + Mindfulness | March 15, 2018
Arts & Wellness classes are for participants who seek to nourish their creativity through hands-on art activities designed to inspire mindfulness and community fellowship. Participants of all artistic backgrounds and abilities are welcomed and will be guided through the creative process. The process of drawing can lead us into a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us. Participants will be guided through simple meditation and drawing exercises to discover a path to creative mindfulness. Blind Contour drawing, Zentangle and sketching from still life scenes will be introduced for participants to experience.
Creating Sacred Space with Cigar Box Altars | April 19, 2018
Transform any environment into a sacred space with a personal altar. Altars are visual “spiritual centers” than can serve as reminder to pause, reflect and re-energize. Choose from recycled materials, found objects and small personal items to create an assemblage within a cigar box to serve as your own creative altar.
Cross Stitch Mantras | May 17, 2018
Create a work of art out to display in your home using the technique of cross stitch. Mantras are often used in meditative practice as a way to keep the mind focused on a certain goal. In this class, participants will create visual representations of their personal mantra through the art of cross stitch and embroidery. Participants will be invited to explore various methods to create a cross stitch piece representing a meaningful word or phrase.