In my home studio I welcome you to a fun and soul enriching experience through acrylic and mixed media painting. I personally know the importance of the creative process. So whether you need to release a little or a lot of stress from your life, painting is an excellent way to de-stress and flow into your own internal peaceful place.
ATRAXIA (at-uh-rak-see-uh) means a state of freedom, tranquility, calmness and piece of mind from emotional disturbance and anxiety.
Atraxia through “heART” will protect our internal peace from external chaos in these rapidly changing times that can easily produce anxiety, depression and in extreme life altering circumstances, PTSD. Contact me and together we can focus on you achieving your own state of atraxia.
I am not an art therapist. I know from personal experience as I manage genetic depression and anxiety that the process of art creation is a form of therapy that works well for me. To become so involved and invested in a project allows the creator to enter the creative flow. A welcoming peaceful place providing "a state of freedom, tranquility, calmness and piece of mind from emotional disturbance and anxiety."
“There are no mistakes only opportunities of wonder! You simply cannot go wrong in the creative process as creative expression produces magical art and allows for a peaceful and positive state of mind.” Jill
heART Studio - What I offer:
1. Classes & Workshops for private, semi private & groups. Stress free and suitable for absolute beginners wanting to start with the basics to more advanced painters wanting to incorporate new techniques to their repertoire. Work at your own pace on projects with subject matter that excite you! Bring your canvas, any acrylic paints and brushes you have. Absolute beginners can use my brushes and paints. I will advise on acrylic paint brands and brush purchases. Special projects can require additional supplies, if desired.
Assorted acrylic mediums, metallic foils, etc will be available for purchase.
Instructional Fees: Private class $24 per hour (2.5 hr $60 – 6 hr. workshop $144).
Semi private $18 per hour per person (2.5 hr $45 – 6 hr. workshop $108).
Groups of 4+ $14 per hr. per person (2.5 hr $35 – 6 hr. workshop $84).
Class times 10-12:30, 1-3:30, 7-9:30pm. Workshops 10-4pm.
Beverages/snacks included. Bring your lunch for day workshops.
2. Evening of Art (or day or weekend) for your group of 5-12 participants in my studio.
This is your own paint party! All you need to do is assemble your family and friends for a 2.5-3 hr session of painting. Focus is on both fun and learning techniques.
Tell me your preference of subject matter – floral – landscape – seasonally related – etc….. in advance and I will create a design for your party.
$50 per person – I provide all the supplies (canvases, paint, brushes, aprons) and non alcoholic beverages. Your party will provide whatever finger foods you’d like and wine if desired.
*Designated drivers will be determined in advance/in writing if wine etc. is consumed*
Option 1. * For a limited time * choose to be the hostess for your party of 10-12 participants. As a thank you for making the arrangements, receive your class for free! In advance, decide the painting theme, arrange for whatever food and wine you wish to have and determine your designated drivers.
Option 2. $60 per person for smaller groups with a minimum of 5 participants. Bring your finger foods and wine if desired.
Option 3. Have a 2 session class using palette knife to create texture. Session 1 create your design using gel medium and palette knife. Come back in a couple days or a week later and apply the paint. $110 per person. Class size is limited to 5-8 participants. Bring your finger foods and wine if desired.
3. Overnight heART Retreats for your group of 2-4 people. See the Art Retreat section.
Jill Alexander Studio (on the 2nd. floor) is a inspirational spacious setting on the edge of the Ottawa River.
20 minutes from Arnprior & Renfrew.
1 hour from Ottawa & Pembroke.
On River Rd look for my sign...
*** Please note – artwork done under any artists instruction is not for the student to sell under their own name unless acknowledgement is also given to the instructor by writing on the back of the painting and informing the instructor and purchaser.
That is a standard moral issue when selling work.
Example “Bonnechere River” Jill Alexander Instructor.