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Play is the highest form of research.
Albert Einstein

Come play with us!
These workshops are about self-discovery and focus on the experience rather than the product.
No previous painting experience is needed. All supplies are included.

Our Team Building Workshops

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Painting Worlds of Fun

Offer a fun, inspirational, memorable experience that will yield great results!
Offer a fun, inspirational, memorable experience

Through art-based workshops and dialogue, we create inviting environments for open discussions and fresh thinking. Making art is about seeing new possibilities; possibilities are opportunities.

At the core of every effective team, is trust. With trust comes mutual respect, honesty, communication and collaboration. Each of our team building exercises and workshops is designed to build trust among team members in a spontaneous, open environment without fear of judgment or criticism. The importance is in the journey, not the end result.

This will result in the creation of individual or collective work of art that could be sold in whole or in parts at a charitable event such as Teknion did following our workshop (pictures on left).

Take your team away from their normal sphere of activity, giving them time to reflect, making it easier to take risks without fear of failure and helping them to “think outside the box”.

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Face it: Masks turned inside out

Effective communication affects the quality of our day and successful business. This workshop provides a safe and playful environment in which to explore modes of expression and perceptions they engender through hands-on exercises, discussion, and application of colour and embellishments on a plain face masks.

By experimenting and listening to verbal and noticing non-verbal communication, the importance of empathy emerges to deepen understanding and engage with others and in turn provides skills to better manage, inspire, and collaborate with their team and business connections.

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Our Creativity and Wellness Workshops

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Colour Play

Explore intuitive painting as an opportunity to give yourself time to play and immerse yourself in a rich, creative process. This will help you to momentarily let go of life’s responsibilities while inviting its possibilities.

This workshop explores productive forms of creative, critical thinking through interactive and written exercises. Using step-by- step methods, discover how creative expression leads to reduced stress, better, health, increased life enjoyment and success.

Inspiration, vitality, movement, flow, imagination, improvisation, exploration, wonder, curiosity are some of the keywords in this session. Appreciate the value of taking a break from your normal schedule and discover natural ways to increase your optimism and productivity. Take time to access your inner wisdom to build confidence in painting as in life.

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Mandala Magic and Mindfulness

Mandalas have been created for centuries to hold intent. Their circular designs characterize infinity and wholeness within our bodies, minds and imagination.

Using a variety of simple techniques, templates and exercises we will explore symbolic aspects of colour, shape, and themes to complete a mandala that blends your own symbols of power and hope. These childlike colouring exercises are a fun, yet profound experience that helps to connect us with our subconscious, non- tangible self.

Today mandalas are a fantastic anti-stress tool; a subtle yet powerful way to decrease your tension and eliminate mental scatter; a doorway to serenity.

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Yoga: Dropping Into Creative States

While yoga is often thought of only as a tool to help us find ease in the body, quiet the mind, and get in touch with our true nature, it can also be a way of helping us tap and mine our creative selves.

Combine yoga, meditation and simple art explorations to:
- Quiet the surface chatter of judgment and comparison
- Tune into a place of clarity and inspiration
- Engage Body Mind and Spirit
- Fuel and express your creative abilities
- Experience a lasting sense of interconnectedness and harmony

Join us as we tap into higher inspiration and innate skills with yogic tools and teachings that align body, mind and spirit. Take time to connect with your inner-self and energy source; you’ll find that your natural abilities will flow.

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About Louise:
Yogini since 1994, for the first ten years she studied with Joyce Lagasse who combined iyengar and hatha yoga. The first, detail-oriented about anatomy, movement and form; the second, slower and breath oriented. Combined, great for strength and endurance with gentleness and awareness.
Starting a regular meditation practice in 2004, she later studied Yin yoga with Dave Jewitt and others. In Yin yoga the meditative poses are held for several minutes at a time to calm and balance the body.
Practising Dahn yoga since 2015, she finds this holistic Korean system profoundly healing and strengthening. It blends yoga, tai chi, and breath work with meditation which combined increase flexibility, creativity and conscious awareness.

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The Artist’s Way at Work: Unlocking Heart & Mind

The total creative process is a balance of imagination, idea generation, critical evaluation and astute implementation.

There is a difference between the knowing of the intellect and the knowing of the Heart. The Heart speaks in a voice that is sometimes hard to hear in the busyness of daily life. Creative impulse and inspiration comes from silence.

Through writing prompts and art-play, find out how to use your intuition as a trustworthy and practical guide in your life to uncover your obstacles and your potential. This awareness and tools are a lease to a new-found freedom!

Being an accredited Artist's Way coach and facilitator, Louise offers this course in its original 12-week format as well as a short introduction session, a 4-week workshop and a two-day workshop.

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Exploring Sacred Geometry for Holistic Wellness

Exploring the basic building blocks of Sacred Geometry through colouring, experimentation and discussion, participants will be exposed to a variety of forms and ideas. Special attention will be placed on a mindful approach to the practice of applying colour and working with pattern repetition.

Find new sources of inspiration in everyday life and discover new ways of focusing to problem solve.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” - Albert Einstein

Recharge yourselves with the use of proven creative methods.
Find out how you can benefit from some creativity time.
Contact us today.

“Thank you again for an enjoyable creative evening last Wednesday.  You were wonderfu and inspiring!”
- Carmen Thierfeldt,   Marketing and Sales, Teknion
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