Learn how to make art inspired by work from famous artists
Learn how to paint. Learn how to use oil pastels. Learn how to play with art materials like when you were a kid.
Think you aren't good at drawing? It doesn't matter! Some of us have put up barriers due to a bad experience with art making. This lesson will help you to overcome that. Do you love making art? Great! Perhaps you will learn something new and can then repeat that back home.
It has been proven that creating art relieves stress, focuses the mind, encourages us to become creative problem solvers and so much more.
The workshop is divided into two sessions. First we learn about an artist or a few artists and their work, the historical context and then we create our own artwork inspired by what we've learned.
The artwork featured here was the final piece created at the end of a session on Still Life artworks using a mix of line, collage, watercolour paint and oil pastels. Here we combined the techniques we had learned in class to create a mixed media artwork.
Private Party Art Lessons for Adults
Want to book a private session for you and your friends? Please get in touch. If there is a specific theme or specific materials you would like to learn about, I will be delighted to accommodate. Want to learn different watercolour painting techniques or how to mix different art making methods together in one art work? Perhaps you have a thing for Abstract art and want to try it out with a group of friends. Creating in community is good for the soul, adds joy to your day and you get to try something new.
Who is this art party for?
Everyone! But to narrow that down, here is a list:
- People interested in something new and fun to learn online
- Team Building Groups
- Staff Christmas Parties!
- Businesses who observe Mental Awareness Week and are interested in bringing something new and fun into the workplace
- Special events (birthday parties, hen parties, just because parties)
- Educational events
2 Party Package Options
A 90 Minute Session covering a topic of your choice. Topics to choose from include Courage, Perseverance, 'I didn't know that!' interesting stories, Family, Animals. If you have a topic you would like to use as a focus, please do let me know. These sessions are designed with you and your team in mind.
You can expect lots of interesting stories as we go, looking at art and the lives of artists. We will then create an artwork together using materials provided in a materials list send out beforehand. Want to try your hand at Oil Pastels? Watercolour? Ink drawings? What about a Bob Ross inspired landscape drawing session that will leave everyone blissed out, happy and pleased with what they have just made? Leave it to me to organise the materials and send it to your team. Each person will leave this experience having created their own unique artwork, having connected with others through the session (this is terrifically interactive), and the skills to create more art in their own time. Creating art lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and making something together is a terrifically bonding activity.
£35pp which includes time to plan and prepare the session, making and posting Art Materials Gift Box to each participant, and teaching the session. Six minimum for this package.
A 75 Minute Session covering a topic of your choice. Topics to choose from include Courage, Perseverance, 'I didn't know that!' interesting stories, Family, Animals. If you have a topic you would like to use as a focus, please do let me know. These sessions are designed with you and your team in mind.
We will then follow the journey through art with a drawing session. All you need for this art making section is a sketchbook or paper grabbed from your printer, pencils or pens and coloured pencils. I will guide you through a drawing session where you will create an artwork drawing from observation. The subject of the drawing will depend upon the theme chosen for this session. I will give drawing guidance along the way.
You will need to have your own materials to hand.
£95 Group session, maximum 20 participants.
Artist and Art Educator
I have had the pleasure of teaching art in both the US and the UK. I have taught big groups, small groups, groups made of families, adults, children. Teaching what I know brings me great joy. Art History informs much of my own work, whether it be through certain techniques or different ways to use the materials. What better way to inspire others than to share what inspires me.
Testimonials from online art sessions with Cassandra Harrison
“I wanted to join Cassandra's Crash Course in Art History class for something fun and mindful to do during the lockdown. I didn't know what to expect and came to the class with an open mind. I loved Cassandra's warm, laid back, and friendly approach. She helped me reacquaint myself with my love of playful art and design. The course helped me to 'embrace those happy accidents,' and to approach art like playtime for adults! The classes were interesting, easy to follow and inspiring. I would highly recommend.” - Kay
"I attended the first, in person , session and really enjoyed taking a bit of time to learn more about a range of artworks - discovering some new artists in the process.
As global circumstances sent the next sessions online I was keen to carry on with the new format .I enjoyed the mix of learning about a genre ( in this case still life) through different examples and then exercises and prompts to get us creating ourselves . Cassandra has a very thorough knowledge of art history that she shares in an engaging and accessible manner to both children and adults . She is also an accomplished artist herself, able to inspire and encourage all levels of experience." – Rhiannon
“I was very nervous about joining an art class as I grew up with an older brother and sister who I thought could do art when I couldn’t. But I’ve really enjoyed exploring art as my daughter gets older (she’s just turned 7). She doesn’t think I can’t do art and I just give it a go. So wanted some space to explore themes in more detail and maybe finish a piece of art all by myself. I’ve loved this course more than I thought I would. I feel encouraged to explore my own style and experiment in my own way. And the mental space and time to myself is a special added bonus.” - Lorna
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