Sweet girls working hard. Singing and chatting. And focused on small details!
William works fast! This boy can capture some details quick and well. I hope to see how he develops over time. He is only 8. This boy has a sweet gentle spirit.
Max, a spunky kindergartener! At first this boy said he wasn't a fan of paint or colored pencils, but he ended up having fun trying new things. I loved watching his boats evolve in a few short days. He captured some fun summertime memories.
Amy has a great imagination and pays attention to small details! Look how awesome this little character is! Definitely would be awesome on products! Amy works hard and has focus that I admire.
Hannah! I love watching this girl grow. Not just in her artistic skills and patience but in her confidence! What a beautiful girl who will patiently work on anything that had to do with dogs :)
Isabela ~ Bela ~ had a great time exploring different materials and new images. Bela is thoughtful and nothing is done without care. I love the conversations about the meaning behind their art from the crosses to the color choices.
Evan! Oh this boy makes me excited about my son Pax making art with me. He makes art fun and very boy! Evan is not scared to create and make a mark yet listens to suggestions well. A great imagination and super polite!
Reece, Emily, Savannah & Chatlotte more to come on you gals :)
And Alana, these kiddos are watching you! You are an inspiration and good company :)
This was truly fabulous! Through Action Health with Baptist Hospital, the Art Shack was able to create with 10 folks on their lunch break! In less than two hours (yes, an extended lunch "treat") these folks completed an art piece. Some folks said they hadn't painted in years, and others at all. I'm not sure I believe them because they all turned out FABULOUS.
Seriously, work locations need to offer this to their employees. Why?
Life is stressful. Work is stressful. And, a little fun at work, is good for the brain, heart, and mind.
Take a look....
The Art Shack is portable! All materials can be brought to you!
Groups need to be at least 6 folks, but up to 30 can be accommodated.
Music. Conversation. Art.
We bring music.
The one rule, is to not talk junk about how bad your art looks.
There is so much negative self talk in our days. Try to talk to yourself in a positive way.
"There were a million reasons why I shouldn't have come. But, I knew I needed to," from the mouth of the first male artist with the Art Shack.
This group of paintings seemed more successful than any of the 10+ groups I have worked with yet. Yes, this was a "workshop" provided by Action Health. But, being during the work day, there were so many benefits for the employees. They seemed more relaxed, and more in need of a stress-reliever. Also, when we get home, the stresses of our personal lives come crashing in on us. Having an experience like this DURING the work day, allowed adults to have fun without feeling the guilt of "time" that should be spent at home. Home always suffers from the added time of work, bills, and house cleaning. An at work stress reliever is a HUGE blessing to employees!
I am also a teacher, so I know what it is like to work full time, and balance life.
Days when there is a special treat, such as a lunch or coffee bar, the moral of the teachers and entire school is drastically better.
Employers, let's talk, and figure out how we can improve the mental health of your employees.
Elizabeth can be reached at 336-399-0707 or firstname.lastname@example.org