Unleash creativity: art classes and workshops

Claire Desjardins in art studio with her painting students

In search of creative inspiration? Look no further than art classes and workshops. These immersive experiences can be a much-needed kick-start to reignite your imagination. As a painter, I have found immense liberation and inspiration in exploring new techniques and mediums through these learning opportunities.

Exploring New Horizons

Venturing beyond my comfort zone (painting with acrylics) has been a catalyst for my artistic growth. Art classes and workshops offer a world of endless possibilities, pushing the boundaries of creativity. Here are a few non-painting workshops that have expanded my own artistic repertoire:

  1. Steel sculpture: Working with malleable steel opens up a realm of artistic exploration, challenging creativity with its structural possibilities. My husband and I took various workshops together, and created large, outdoor sculptures for our property, which was fun and engaging.

    Steel sculpture by artist Claire Desjardins.
  2. Rug hooking: This tactile and meditative craft involves pulling fabric loops through a foundation, allowing for intricate and colorful designs that awaken dormant inspiration. I love the tactile aspect of making soft, wooly rugs.

    Hand-hooked rug, created by artist Claire Desjardins.
  3. Glass-making: I am mesmerized by dance of shiny glass colors, as they are shaped into gorgeous, colourful works of art, captivating my imagination.

    Colourful glass plate created by artist Claire Desjardins.

To break free from artistic stagnation, embrace the transformative power of art classes and workshops. These environments provide the perfect opportunity to learn new techniques and explore uncharted territories. Whether you're a painter, sculptor, or aspiring artist, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of art education. Unleash your creative potential today and let the transformative journey begin!

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1 comment

Je suis d’accord pour susiter notre créativité il n’y a rien de mieux que de sortir de sa zone de confort et explorer d’autres avenues

Anne-Marie Boisvert

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