"Meditative Art" with Aleta Jacobson

November 30, December 7 & December 14, 2020

$55 for 3 sessions


About this Event

Meditative Art is a practice that engages the participant in drawing/painting with freedom, a lack of judgement, and a sense of curiosity. By practicing this technique, the artist enters a state of “flow” (some refer to this as “being in the zone”). In other words, you engage in the creative process of making art to explore yourself (in a mindful manner). Guided exercises offer the artist the opportunity to become fully immersed and focused. The world drops away and creativity takes over.

Come relax and create without the pressure to “make something;” learn to recognize how it feels to create in “flow” and to create from a place of more intuitive painting, while using practical techniques that can be applied to your larger artwork.

Aleta Jacobson

This class is led by Artists Council Member and Award-winning artist Aleta Jacobson who has been creating Meditative Art for over 5 years under the direction of a certified art therapist. The focused process of mindfulness/meditative art has helped her stop panic attacks. Join her in this workshop to learn a new technique what will help you manage stress and anxiety while creating a space for creative play.


Materials List for this class includes:

  • Several Canvas, cradle boards, Acrylic or watercolor paper sheets.

  • Brayer

  • Drinking Straw

  • Acrylic paints and High Flow Paints (your choice) and(colors to add POP, Micaceous Iron Oxide, Interference colors, Iridescent colors)

  • A Few brushes of your choice

  • Medium weight twine or string, also can be lightweight like threads

  • Mark making supplies, permanent pens, Posca Pens, Derwent Inktense pencils, Stabilo All pencils, Watercolor Crayons, Catalyst Tools, or rubber tipped brushes, etcetera. (Whatever you have on hand)

  • Palette paper/scrap paper or something to roll the brayer on with paint

  • Water bucket

  • Rags and or paper towels

"Under a Starry Sky" Holiday Paint Party with Bobbie Rich

December 11, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


About this Event

Are you in need of a Creative Holiday Party? The Artists Council has arranged a fun Zoom Paint Party for Members and friends on December 11th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Bobbie Rich will guide you through creating your own individual take on Van Gogh’s Starry night. Throw in your favorite holiday beverage (or spike your coffee!) and a dash of bling, and voila! Dazzling Starry Nights to kick of the holiday season!

Bobbie Rich is a full-time artist and art educator, always looking for new inspiration during her global travels. Bobbie's art is featured in private collections in cities across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Suggested materials list & Zoom link will be provided by instructor upon your ticket purchase.

"Brights: Maximizing Paint to Obtain the Most Vivid Color in Abstract Paintings"

with Julie Prichard

Zoom Sessions on January 11, 2021, at 1:00 pm, and on January 25, 2021, time TBD

Video available for viewing from January 11 - 25, 2021

$165/person for Zoom Sessions and Video Access

Registration closes on January 8, 2020


The Artists Council is pleased to sponsor a special workshop with Julie Prichard, contemporary abstract colorist from San Diego, who will guide you through two acrylic paintings - from start to finish! You also will have access to a beautiful HD video featuring discussion and techniques as she paints her way through the class samples.


To start, you will join Julie live for a Zoom discussion introduction and Q & A. Next, you will be given a link to three hours of beautifully edited video where you can watch Julie paint the samples from start to finish. Paint along with the video or afterwards, the choice is yours! At the end of the workshop, Julie will host a second Zoom session to answer any questions and to offer feedback regarding the paintings you completed in class. Students will have unlimited access to the workshop video.*  After the class, students will be given access to Julie’s private Facebook Group for Students, with unlimited replays and support from her online group, where you will receive feedback and support. Students also receive a beautiful and extensive handout with tips from Julie and links to all the supplies used in the workshop.


PLEASE NOTE: Registration is a two-step process. First, complete your payment of $165 to Artists Council through Eventbrite. Julie will then email you a link to complete registration ($10) on her website. Both steps must be completed by January 8th for the first Zoom session on January 11th. This additional fee covers the downloadable illustrated class handout and access to Julie's private group.


*Zoom sessions will be available for later viewing for one month.