Big Bold Grown Up Paint Camp
Registrations being taken for Carol Lunan's Big Bold Grown Up Paint Camp Summer 2013! Click here for more information.
What others said about 2012's Camp:
I loved the way it was advertised. Paint like a preschooler...because that’s all I can do! Carol gave suggestions and ideas of what to do, then we were free to do this or not. there was always something that interested me. I never wanted to redo any of my paintings, or do something again that I had already done once.
Paint camp for me was not about the painting. I did not know this until it was over. It was an internal loosening... the assignments seemed simple enough, fun even!! Then all this STUFF started to untangle inside me and really let go. The evidence of this was in the paintings. More space, more light, lighter colors. I didn’t THINK about it like that, it just happened.
Everyone in the camp had their own individual experience and Carol really fostered this. There was so much freedom, and guidance! I recommend it to anyone who can hold a paintbrush. Donna
"I loved paint camp. Carol inspired me to paint on my own regardless of the material or topic, because she gave me self-confidence. Any paint exploration is a good exploration. I am now painting all kinds of pictures, from monet style watercolors to portraits. They may not be worthy of someone else's hard-earned money, but they are priceless to me and my family. Thanks again!!" Holly
Going to paint camp allowed me to flee the pressured adult world for a short time and tend to my inner child with other women who I suspect cared for others more than themselves as well. Carol showed us different painting techniques for expressing ourselves and gave us freedom to choose our own space. Some chose a quiet space and some chose the room with loud upbeat music playing. With Carol's encouragement, we gave ourselves permission to enjoy the process of painting without judging the outcome and that was very freeing. I would go again! Nancy
Paint Camp was a total escape from the everyday, the type that takes you into a different place (kind of like getting deep into a really good book and forgetting that it's 2:00 a.m. and you really should have gone to bed hours ago)! It was so much more than painting - it was a self-reflective journey of sorts.
The paint camp meant to me:
1. The opportunity to carve a time out for me; no excuses.
2. The connection with the other women was interesting. I was surprised to hear of such deep sharing; personal stories came about (ie. miscarriage, personal health, sickness or loss, within family. etc.)
3. The best part was the free form painting, with the soft music.
4. I was also able to reconnect with myself, as I have put aside and neglected artist time for myself. It was once a very important time for me.
It was all a good experience. Cathy
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