Explore Art Workshops and Classes

Artists & Astrology: Morisot & Manet

Sunday, July 24th
2 – 3:40 pm, EASTERN

Comparing artists’ astrology charts can disclose the secrets of their work and lives, it’s a fascinating exploration filled with a bountiful display of stunning artwork—if you are interested in French Impressionism, astrology or Paris, (or all three!) or if you just want to be uplifted by over 100 stunning art images, you’ll love this workshop focusing on two iconic French Impressionists, Berthe Morisot – now understood by many scholars to be the very best of the French Impressionists — and Edouard Manet, known as the Father of Impressionism.

Paris’ Influence on Cassatt, Sargent, Whistler and other American Artists

Recording and Handouts

This virtual guided tour of the stunning “Whistler to Cassatt” exhibit explores the work and intriguing backstories of American artists who went to Paris between 1855 and 1913, including Mary Cassatt John Singer Sargent and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. It also includes other notable American women such as Elizabeth Jane Gardner Cecilia Beaux Elizabeth Nourse and Lilla Cabot Perry as well as the celebrated African American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner and other American Impressionists. You’ll be amazed at the stunning works in this presentation!

Introduction to Colors, Chakras and Healing

Recording and Handouts

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • the healing aspects of colors
  • the relationships of different colors to wellbeing and disease
  • how the vibrations of different colors can affect you
  • which color enhances physical strength
  • which color alleviates stress
  • which color reduces insomnia
  • and more!
  • You will be able to use your new knowledge of color to enhance your life!

Artsy Coloring for Fun and Relaxation

Recording and Handouts

Have fun learning colored pencil techniques that will give your current coloring projects extra dimension—or, if you are brand new to colored pencil art, this will start you out on a new, enjoyable activity!

We’ll briefly cover the color wheel as well as color temperature, and how to specifically apply the understanding of these concepts to colored pencils. Then you’ll create a couple of charming gift items from templates, including a gift tag, bookmark, and foldable box ornament, as you practice several techniques including gradients, blending and burnishing.

Artists and Astrology: Patterns in Creativity— Monet and Renoir (Recording)

Recording and Handouts

Comparing artist’s astrology charts can disclose the secrets of their work and lives, it’s a fascinating exploration filled with a bountiful display of stunning artwork—if you are interested in French Impressionism, astrology or Paris, (or all three!) of if you just want to be uplifted by over 100 stunnng art images, you’ll love this workshop focusing on two iconic French Impressionists, Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir.

Artists and Astrology: Patterns in Creativity— Mary Cassatt & Edgar Degas (Recording)

Recording and Handouts

Comparing artist’s astrology charts can disclose the secrets of their work and lives, it’s a fascinating exploration filled with a bountiful display of stunning artwork—if you are interested in French Impressionism, astrology or Paris, (or all three!) of if you just want to be uplifted by over 100 stunnng art images, you’ll love this workshop focusing on two iconic Impressionists, Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas.

Sketchbook and Art Journal Reunion

Recurring Workshop

Next Date To Be Announced

This fun event is open to all participants of Meryl Ann’s online or in-person Journal /Sketchbook / Mini-book workshops or ATC workshops to get help with your continuing project and it is open to any students who are considering signing up for an upcoming journal/sketchbook class.

Celebrate the Day of the Dead: Create a Paper Nicho

Recurring Workshop

Next Date To Be Announced

We will celebrate the Aztec/Mexican Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), a multi-day holiday honoring the lives of departed loved ones with this 2 hour workshop. You’ll make a folk art-style nicho or two like the one shown here to honor a departed loved one (human or furry), to memorialize a favorite celebrity or honor an idea or concept. Choose your own image or use those supplied, such as La Catrina shown.

Mini Sketchbook Course

Recurring Workshop

Next Date To Be Announced

Have fun creating a small but fun and artsy sketchbook!

This course will meet online for 5 sessions over an 8 week period, sessions will be recorded for students who are unable to attend the live sessions. Class size limited.

Decoding Your Horoscope: Edgar Cayce's Mystic Vision

Recurring Workshop

Next Date To Be Announced

And I am partnering with astrologer Stephen Poplin for an Edgar Cayce related exploration of your horoscope. After Stephen helps you discover secrets in your natal chart based on Edgar Cayce’s unique approach to astrology, I’ll be guiding you in creating your own colorful collage with the easy-to-use templates provided via pdf. Your personalized image symbolically depicts the varying levels of planetary influences in your horoscope. Colors and symbols are the language of the soul and your personal collage is designed to awaken deeper understandings while you create it as well as afterwards as you use it as a meditation focus or display piece. 

Inner Light Mandalas

Recurring Workshop

Next Date To Be Announced

Using Prismacolor pencils on black paper, first-time students learn to create a magical sense of glowing light and a Hands of Light mandala. Students who have taken this workshop previously will continue work on unfinished pieces or begin intermediate or advanced projects.

World Labyrinth Day

To Be Announced for 2022

You will see a slide presentation filled with amazing information and gorgeous images, and you will have the opportunity to finger-walk printed pdf labyrinths in unison with others around the world, followed by a time for sharing.