Art Courses, Retreats and Tuition at The Alchemy Garden
Have you always wanted to paint but have somehow lacked confidence in your artistic abilities?
Or perhaps when you were a child someone told you that 'you couldn't draw a straight line ' and that belief had prevented you from following your dream.
At The Alchemy Garden we believe that there is an artist within each one of us just waiting for the right opportunity to express itself.
Rana's classes are fun and inspiring. You will be experimenting with all sorts of different media and techniques in a wonderful location in nature to help you find your innate form of artistic expression.
Her work is inspired by nature and the intrinsic patterns and design that can be found all around us.
Her work has been strongly influenced by her travels in Australia where she spent eight months in the outback and made her own paints from earth pigments..and in N America where she was inspired by native american art, petoglyphs,and the dry arid landscaps of desert lands.
" When I paint for myself I have no idea what is going to happen.
It is like watching something emerge out of the great void...something that wishes to speak to me and I need to be still enough in order to listen "
For five years she lived and worked in the foothills of the Alpujarran mountain range of southern Spain and was inspired by the landscape of Andalucia and northern Africa.
She is now sharing the inspiration she has gained and helping others to find their own inner creativity.
The classes are fun and inspiring and ideal for beginners and those who have always wanted to paint but lack confidence in their abilities.
We will be experimenting with colour, texture, design and different media to help you find your own particular style.
The emphasis is on play and simplicity and creating a space within our busy minds for this pure gift to emerge.
A time for you to express your creative side in a safe and loving enviroment.
The classes consist of two hours in the morning and afternoon in the Alchemy garden studio or outside under the trees on sunny days.
The rest of the day you are free to continue at your leisure or to relax in the garden and woods.
We will be experimenting with all sorts of different styles, textures and techniques to help you find your innate form of artistic expression and using the power of imagination and creative visualisation .
Using words, image, colour and texture we will be embarking on an artistic journey.
Creative collage, vision boards, mono prints, mandalas,
creating paint from pigments, are a few of the themes we will be covering.
Please state if you are interested in a particular theme