SoulCollage, gratitude painting at Arts in Wellness |

SoulCollage, gratitude painting at Arts in Wellness

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Join artist Susie Alexander and the Arts in Wellness studio for a variety of inspirational classes.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Arts in Wellness is an art studio that is open to the public, providing a variety of art sessions and instructions: painting, drawing, collage and crafts for non-artists and artists alike. The intention is to welcome everyone in finding their expression is unique and valid and to communicate with color in a whole new way. Arts in Wellness operates on a donation basis and no one is turned away. Please register in advance for all sessions at


With Susie Alexander on Thursdays in March, 6-8:30 p.m. This four-week class will help you better understand the medium and magic of using this elusive paint. Work with both qualities of abstraction and how to achieve representational quality in a finished piece. No previous experience necessary. Materials and aprons provided. Suggested donation $20.


“Humor is in the Air” introductory session will be held at Inner Rhythms on Saturday, March 15, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. In the first 30 seconds you will be amazed how seemingly random images grab your attention and seem to belong to you. You will begin by walking around a floor full of wordless images. You pick up the ones that strike your attention, cut out the most compelling parts of those images and give them a new background. These images begin to tell aspects of your personal story. At this introduction session, you will make a sturdy 5-inch by 8-inch collage. Receive a take-home packet to learn how to journal from your collage, accessing your own wisdom. Each collage is a gift from you to you. Visit Seena Frost’s website at Workshop fee is $30. All materials included.


“Humor is in the Air,” The Fool/Trickster/Leprechaun, will be held at Inner Rhythms on Saturday, March 15, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Allow humor to find its way into your card deck. This session is devoted to laughter, humor, to the levity that allows us to go deeper with our wisdom and soul-searching. The animal kingdom will be present as well as some old Hollywood images. Bring images of people who make you laugh. You may find an archetype, you may find a mentor. Many cards have humor: “Laughter,” “Coyote,” “Shirley Temple” and Ellen “Funny Money.” Take your card deck and kit and please eat before class. $22 workshop fee.


End your month in the studio expressing your Gratitude on Friday, March 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Painting, journaling or collage — celebrate and express all that you have in your life. No previous experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Suggested donation $10.

The Arts in Wellness studio is located at 10153 West River St. in Truckee. It is a loft studio with eight stations, providing classes and workshops with acrylic paint, watercolor, tempera paint and drawing. Materials and aprons are provided and all sessions are limited to eight participants unless otherwise stated.

For more information email or call/text 530-277-3669.

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