Another RW Oil Painting Class Complete

Art is Therapy! RW (Recovery West) April-May Lessons

Recovery West Oil Painting For Beginners Session 2- 2017

Another RW Oil Painting Class Complete: I have had the pleasure of sharing my passion for art and teaching with my peers at Recovery West for more than three years now. Each time a session comes to its completion I feel a certain measure of healing take place and a boost overall self-confidence in my students and for me as well. The final lesson of each session is always a mix bag of emotions as the students gaze at his and-or her painting in disbelief of what they’ve created. Tears flow, cheeks rise with smiles and a stronger belief in self takes form. The entire process is visual proof we are all creative Beings.

This time around the focus was placed on clouds.

As with previous oil painting for beginners offered at RW, this session also had a subject of focus. This time around the focus was placed on clouds. Past subject included, simple techniques for painting water, evergreens, and mountains. These subject will be repeated in future lessons.

Another RW Oil Painting Class Complete

Thank you Rebecca, Joanne, and Judy and all former students who made time to help me help them. Continue painting. Let this be one in many paintings you’ll do. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need further assistance with subsequent art work. By all means, continue to heal through art.


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Art is Therapy! RW (Recovery West) April-May Lessons

Healing Through Painting in Oils

Art is Therapy!  RW (Recovery West) April-May Lessons: This being the second series of oil painting lessons of 2017, for some of the members at RW (Recovery West: CMHA); students are off to a ‘feel good’ start working on their skies. Some have chosen to  paint on their canvases using a landscape orientation while others prefer the ‘portrait’ view. What feels right for each is the best way.

Art is Therapy!  RW (Recovery West) April-May Lessons

Create a beautiful painting in FIVE (5) easy lessons. Go home with a finished painting you’ll be proud to show off to your family and friends. This time around students are focusing on painting a basic sky with a few Cumulonimbus clouds. By using a simple technique I have coined “cleaning the brush”, students gain a clear understanding of how simple it is to paint realistic looking clouds.

We are using a brand of Ultramarine blue to lay in the ‘Zenith’ and ‘Horizon’ of the sky. Tune in next time to see how the students combine these two elements into a sky that has depth and appears three-dimensional.

Oil canvas painting for beginners | Painting A sky that has depth and appears three-dimensional

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Art Therapy Classes for Young Adults Supports Mental Health

Art Therapy Classes for Young Adults Supports Mental Health

Oil Painting by Student JOHN N.

Art Therapy Classes for Young Adults Supports Mental Health: John is happy to find an oil painting curriculum that uses oil painting materials and techniques designed for his unique circumstances and level of understanding.

He enjoys learning to paint with this learner friendly medium of oils. He has completed his first landscape in oils and is having so much fun, he wants to do more. He is feeling an increased level of confidence knowing he is able to create paintings such as he did here.

EASY Oil Painting Instructions and Techniques for Beginners

The simple and fun oil canvas painting for beginners lessons are geared for people who want to learn to paint in oils but who may have a more difficult time focusing. The pace is much more relaxed and as well it is in a private setting, which allows the student to feel comfortable and at home.

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I will get John to tell you in his own words how much he has benefited for these painting sessions in a future posting. In the meantime, contact me if you’d like to know more about how you too can benefit for these specially designed oil painting lessons. Also, stay tuned if you want to see more of what John and others are doing about doing what they love….Art is therapy!

Heal Through Painting in Oils Recovery West – Class 1 Finished

The Final Day – Well done, everyone!

Heal Through Painting in Oils Recovery West – Class 1 Finished

HEAL THROUGH PAINTING IN OILS. Create a beautiful painting in FIVE (5) easy lessons. Go home with a finished painting you’ll be proud to show off to your family and friends.

Great job, Nevaline, Varuma, and Claudia! Take ’em home and hang them proudly where you can see them daily to remind you of the fact that you are all creators and talented to boot!

Joan

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