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July 19 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

YOU CAN PAINT – For better Health -Mental Body Health Why do Reverse Glass Painting? Most of us enjoyed drawing, doodling or painting with colorful paints when we were small, before somebody seeded in our mind the idea that we are not too good at art. Perhaps we have tried a few more times before totally giving up and deciding that an artistic career is not for us in this lifetime. But by turning away from that gift of creative impulse we’ve abandoned the most fun and emotionally satisfying activity we as humans can experience. Mark making on a sheet of paper or laying a brush stroke across a canvas is so pleasant it is used as a therapy even if you don’t have any talent you’re willing to acknowledge. It is not only for fun, it is at its very core an activity of visual expression that is uplifting, balancing and healing to our emotional and, yes, physical being also. Countless studies have proved the benefits of art expressions, but for most people the inner fear that they can’t draw still holds them back. THAT’S WHY we start our personal renaissance with Reverse Glass Painting. The transparency of the glass allows us to trace the lines of the drawing underneath and then color in with wonderful sparkles and bright paints. Glass is a very forgiving surface – you can erase, scratch or just wash the parts that you don’t like, you can even wash it all off and start again. The light that comes through the glass bounces off the paint particles so the colors look much brighter than when laid flat on a canvas. As you practice your hand copying the underlying drawing the confidence starts to build. First we plan how to build up layers on the glass. Then we practice applying markers and acrylic paint. Then we sparkle fun with glitter, luminescent paint and metal leaf applications. Students almost immediately venture into experimenting with their own ideas – it is easy to be confident when you know you can reverse a few steps back. The intermediate results are wonderfully satisfying at every step of the process. The final work is stunning!


July 19
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
5359 Dundas Street West UNIT 108
Etobicoke, M9B 1B1
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