This workshop series defines Creative Mindfulness as: Moment by moment mindfulness while creating, which allows us to enjoy the process rather than focusing on an end result. We create more freely and more joyfully. We are curious, non-judging, trusting in the process, patient, and without expectations.
During this 8-week workshop we’ll use free flowing watercolors (as well as some other interesting creative materials) to relax, explore and create as we practice creative mindfulness. Some experience with watercolors is recommended, as we’ll be using basic watercolor techniques such as wet on wet and wet on dry washes. A free watercolor basics tutorial video is available from the facilitator and there are a limited number of paint palettes and brushes available to borrow for this program. Please alert Kelly when registering if you are interested.
In addition to a supply kit provided by The Healing Garden, participants will need the following:
• Watercolor Paints & Brushes (watercolor paper is included in the supply kit)
• Water container and paper towels
• Coarse sea salt, plastic kitchen wrap, a few cotton swabs
• Scissors, pencil, ruler, glue stick
• Access to a computer printer for some of the weekly materials
About the Facilitator: A metastatic cancer survivor since 2011, Karen Arsenault has found the creative process invaluable in navigating the fear and uncertainty of the cancer journey. Through the many expressive art workshops she has participated in, Karen developed a passion for watercolors and now gives back by developing and facilitating her own Creative Mindfulness workshops and donating her art in several forms to The Healing Garden.
- September 23, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm