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Third Thursdays – 18 April

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Third Thursdays – 18 April

R75

Every Third Thursday of the month, I offer a cheap and cheerful online creativity and illustration workshop. We’ll learn something different every time. We’ll cover topics such as floral illustration, meditation illustration, how to draw pet portraits, how to come up with ideas, how to create cute cards and gift tags or how to draw portraits.

It’s online so that you can join from anywhere. Please note that times are in SAST, and prices are in South African Rands. A replay will be sent out after the workshop, so if you can’t make it or there’s load-shedding, you can still enjoy the lesson.

Bring a pencil, eraser, pen, paper (for this particular class), a small bowl, and, if you’re feeling fancy, something to add colour, such as coloured pencils, paints or food colouring can work! This is nice but not necessary. If you have a pencil and the back of an old envelope, you’re also good to go.

The theme for April is Meditation Illustration. Part illustration lesson, part relaxation. You’ll leave with illustration skills, a beautiful piece of art, a calm headspace AND a new relaxation tool. I actually got a message from a woman recently who did this class with me ages ago to thank me again for what she’d learned as she was in the hospital and used this meditation illustration technique to calm herself. It was lovely and touching to get this message, and it goes to show that though illustration is pretty and fun, it is an actual real-world practical skill that you can use to make your life better and more beautiful.

And if you’re new to my classes and don’t know who I am. I’m a professional illustrator, designer and art director with over 20 years of work experience. I’ve also been meditating since 2014, when I did a 6-week meditation course; since then, I’ve done various meditation retreats, sometimes meditating for 10 hours a day! And let me tell you even with all this experience I STRUGGLE! This is why I’ve developed this fun little art meditation that is far more accessible. And if the word meditation freaks you out, don’t worry. It’s not religious or contrary to any religion in any way. The way I teach meditation is simply a tool to root you in the present moment and to help you relax. It really is for everyone.

The past few months have been really busy for me, and I could sure use some headspace, so I really hope you will join me for this relaxing class.

No skills or experience are needed. All ages and levels are welcome.

I have been teaching since 2019, and I’ve seen many people arrive at my workshops anxious, scared, and telling me how they shouldn’t be there and don’t have a creative bone in their body and can’t draw. Those same people leave my workshops happy, confident, and inspired with a piece of art they are proud of.  I put a lot of thought into all my classes, and I’ve designed exercises that help you break through your mental blocks and make them fun, easy and accessible to everyone. Like everything, illustration and creativity take time and practice, and you’re not going to become a professional illustrator after one one-hour class, BUT the most important thing is that you will see that you are capable of far more than you think. And you’ll have the creative confidence to keep practising, and with every pencil stroke, you’ll learn and improve. And just find the joy of being creative! Because once you get over the fear, it really is so much fun! 

And if you join every month, by the end of the year, you will see how much you’ve improved!

And if you’re lucky, Sir Henry will even make an appearance!

I hope to see you there!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

My contact details: hello@karenvermeulen.com & WhatsApp only +27608508206

Please ensure you’re signed on and settled in to start at 18h00. When you make your purchase, you’ll receive an email with the link from hello@karenvermeulen.com. Check your spam folder if you can’t find your link. If you really can’t find it, please contact me with the name you booked under, and I will make sure you get it.

If you’re having trouble purchasing your ticket online, please let me know.

Every attendee would need their own ticket, please. In other words, if two people share a computer, both will need a ticket. Kids under 12 can join for free.

A replay will be sent out after the workshop. These videos are yours to keep and enjoy, but please don’t share them; it’s for ticket holders only.

Replays will be sent out and available for a limited amount of time. It’s your responsibility to download the video before the link expires. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to resend links. But if you didn’t get the link, please let me know, and I will send it to you.

No refunds or exchanges. If you miss a class and/or a replay download, you won’t be able to join a future class for free. If I, for some reason, have to cancel or postpone, I will make sure you join a future class of the same value, or you can use your R75 as a discount towards any of my other courses, workshops, private lessons or consultations.

If you don’t know your Zoom handle, please just put your name there.

The information will stay up here.

Please make sure you put the time in your calendar and keep the link in a safe place. I’m one person, and email queries take up a lot of time. So please check back here to see if your question is answered before sending your query.

If you have any queries that are not covered here, please let me know, happy to help.

And lastly and most importantly, thank you SO much for your support. As I’ve said, I’m a very sm0ll business of only one (smoll) person, and every purchase, share, and good review makes a big difference. I absolutely love teaching and really believe that everyone is creative and benefits from creativity. And I’m excited to share my love for creativity and illustration with you!

 

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