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I am Lorraine Thomson- a visual artist, painter, Certified Zentangle Teacher, and teacher of creative processes who helps adults with getting in touch with their creative side. In our high tech, digital world where everything and everyone seem to be going at faster rates all the time, it’s my mission to help people reconnect to or find their creative side, slow down, listen to their inner musings and allow expression of this so they can find better balance, and create more expression, art, beauty and joy in their lives.

I have a unique background of training in art, facilitation, creative processes and health care so I provide guided, supportive encouragement, and skills to create the artwork or a personalized creative expression which I have found to be helpful in dealing with life’s stressors. Whether working with visual meditation and focused pattern drawing with Zentangle; connecting with emotions and feelings doing non-dominant hand journaling, drawing and painting in the workshops; facilitating others published processes like in the Artist’s Way group or other types of classes and workshops, I love to encourage people to find their own connection to the creativity.  For me, it is critical that I continue to create- it helps my emotional state and helps me process things going on in my life whether good, bad or indifferent. I enjoy drawing, painting, doing mixed media and creating in whatever way I can.

Now Available

The Book On Transformation

Signed copies available from me directly or unsigned through Amazon 

I am planning on doing a few different things this year as well as Zentangle. The front end of the year has me taking care of some personal stuff so here are the offerings for now. Sometimes the same class is offered both as in person and online. 

ONLINE CLASSES


Embedded Snowflakes

Tuesday, January 24, 630-9pm, 
We will work on a decorative form of embedding snowflakes or letters or other shapes. It is more about embellishing patterns rather than new tangles. It is a way of adding decorative borders around shapes.
You can work on white, tan or black tiles

Introduction to Zentangle Class

Online, $25
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10am-12 noon

Kaleidocycles

Online

Sunday, March 5, 1-4pm
We will be working with these amazing, turning, playful paper objects. You will receive a template for them as well as learn some tangles and the process to create them. A basic one with black pen on white paper will be created in the class – you then have all you need to create more. 

IN PERSON CLASSES


All in-person classes are $50 and include a kit of supplies as well as the instruction. (unless otherwise noted)

Embedded Snowflakes

Embedded snowflakes Sunday, Jan 22, 1-330pm
We will work on a decorative form of embedding snowflakes or letters or other shapes. It is more about embellishing patterns rather than new tangles. It is a way of adding decorative borders around shapes.
You can work on white, tan or black tiles

Let's Face It - Portrait sessions - x6wks start Feb. 15/23

Wednesday mornings 900am -1200pm x 6 weeks -starting Feb. 15

These sessions are for the artist who likes to paint portraits, or who’d like to try their hand at working from a live model.

Each 3 hour session has a clothed model, to paint/draw in your favourite medium.

Easels and tables are provided, or bring your own setup. You provide the medium and supplies you wish to work with.

There will be no instruction, but a critique (if desired) will be part of each session.

The workshop is under the talented guidance of Lois Covington Fuchs and Kit Cutting

**FYI the studio space is up stairs so unfortunately not fully accessible

Into the Garden

Into the Garden, Saturday, Feb. 4, 1-330pm
We will be creating a 3D effect by using a small Bijou tile with the corners inserted into a regular tile. You will be learning some more organic tangles . You will need a basic Zentangle kit and all the other supplies will be provided.

Kaleidocycles

Saturday , March 4, 1-4pm
We will be working with these amazing, turning, playful paper objects. You will receive a template for them as well as learn some tangles and the process to create them. A basic one with black pen on white paper will be created in the class – you then have all you need to create more. 

painting dripping poppies

Non Dominant Hand Workshops

Zentangle

photo of acrylic paints, brushes and tools

Acrylic Painting

purchase Zentangle® Supplies

Now you can purchase your Zentangle® supplies right here. Have them shipped to you before a class or we can arrange a no contact pickup/delievery