Art to Heal a Heart // Intro Class
An Introductory Class from the Membership To Nourish and Inspire A Healing And Kick-Butt Creative Discipline
"Ange is an amazing teacher so you do not have to have previous experience at all. I have no art background, basically started because I was told art was good for grieving. I have found that with Ange, it is not just about technique - she really speaks to your soul, and assists with general life struggles and healing."
- Lee-ann du Raan, Director, Abstract Designs
You are so welcome here - thanks for coming to watch this nourishing class! It's the very first class from the Art to Heal a Heart Membership Library, so please excuse any Membership references.
For more information about the Art to Heal a Heart membership, please click through here.
It's all about healing and sustaining your heart piece by piece through a nourishing creative LIFE.
When I asked the current members how it was going, if it was too little or too much etc, this is what they said:
Is this class suitable for beginners?
What will we be doing?
A wonderful artsy exercise which you can do over and over and discover new inspiration every time!
You'll also receive a 15 minute Mindset Meditation which comforts and empowers you to gain momentum and find your Flow.
Your free class is called "Spontaneous Quantity" - an abstract mixed media exercise which strengthens intuitive responses and allows for exciting discoveries.
So powerful for unearthing/refining your art style.
All the Membership classes I create are geared towards saturating you with experiences which increase artistic skill and strengthen creative intuition.
I grew up in rural hub country town Tamworth, NSW, Australia with productive parents who brought forth 7 children. In High School I remember largely feeling misplaced. When we would have career path advisory days and other students would be abuzz with gathering information for chasing their particular Dream Job; I floated aimlessly, wondering if I should just find a rich man and have his babies.
Wandering through life is the best way of describing the next 20 years. I did find a rich man. Not rich in monetary wealth but rich in spirit and purpose. I had four of his babies. But Something always kept me floating around... I knew there was Something More that I was missing. There was Something More to this. I have always been an artist, and the escape my creativity provided was definitely a vital harbour in the emotional storm.
It wouldn't be until my 40th birthday that I would realise why I was so lost in that school hall on Career Path Advisory days.
There was no banner with "Advocate for Humanity's Creative Identity".
No Banner with "Whole Hearted Searcher and Tester"
Not even a banner with "Artist/ Creative/ Entrepreneur"!!!
You see, it was creative expression which kept me intact through years of depression caused by the confusion of my purpose.
At the end of my rope, my spirit cried out and at the same time I was convicted that I must search harder, deeper, more purposefully and with all my heart.
In the most subtle but powerful way Creativity reassured me of my Name. Not "Ange", but the name too deep for words. The name of my spirit. It's too deep for words so I must use paint, actions, songs and love to speak it and understand it. To know my value.
Rewinding several years before this time I was employed as a lecturer at Avondale College University. I facilitated Lab in Painting & Drawing for 1st and 2nd year Bachelor students.
As I searched, I bounced things off my students and tested my findings with crafted curriculum and unique approaches.
Over the years of whole-hearted searching I came to realise for myself AND for my students that our Creative Identity had been imposed upon by the common value system which promotes Performance and Product over search and expression. This has enabled a creative confidence deficit in much of the population.
People are disconnected from their creative truth.
This enables competition, greed, desperation, anxiety, depression, narcissism, irresponsibility, oppression, emotional trauma and suicide.
What I stand on is make-or-break for me.
It has empowered such value, purpose, joy and goodness in my life regardless of circumstance.
This is the basis for my teaching.
So if you only want techniques, sorry (but not sorry).
There will be an ever-unfurling supply of training starting from here.
And I am SO EXCITED to see what ripples out from this little spot on the world wide web. Your feedback means SO MUCH TO ME!
If this teaching answers the call of your heart's cry for FREEDOM, please reach out and let me know!
Be BLESSED. xo