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2 months ago
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This may be my next little project and subject of art journal entries. Finding the gold in humanity.... ... See MoreSee Less

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Inspiration!😍

2 months ago
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Requests for the MindfulKid Program have been coming in!  
Sessions are designed of Parent & Child! 

Is this something of interest to you?  
Please connect with me, Diane Finlasyson!
It is on my radar for QUICK START  once we can gather again.

MindfulKids – A Program of Stress Reduction & Life Strategies for children, parents and their families.   
Zoom program in the works as well.

Read more https://morethanjustart.ca/mindfulness-meditation-adults/#mindfulkids
Be sure to scroll down the web page for information on the program or call us at 705-784-0380Image attachment

Requests for the MindfulKid Program have been coming in!
Sessions are designed of Parent & Child!

Is this something of interest to you?
Please connect with me, Diane Finlasyson!
It is on my radar for QUICK START once we can gather again.

MindfulKids – A Program of Stress Reduction & Life Strategies for children, parents and their families.
Zoom program in the works as well.

Read more morethanjustart.ca/mindfulness-meditation-adults/#mindfulkids
Be sure to scroll down the web page for information on the program or call us at 705-784-0380
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2 months ago
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More Than Just ARt is open ....
online zoom classes only until the lockdown has been lifted.

The early spring sessions in ART and in Group Breath & Mindfulness Practice have come to an end.. What now?
WE KEEP GOING!

We have not skipped a beat!

ART on ZOOM
Jenn Snowden continues to teach Cartooning to our Youth and Diane Finlayson continues Sessions for Adults and Teens in Pen & Ink and in Water Colour. As soon as restrictions ar lifted we will be back in studio! To sign up for any of virtual classes please see this link morethanjustart.ca/artfuladultsartprograms/

GROUP MINDFULNESS & BREATH
Need some calming down time? A chance to connect with your breath? Join our Monday Evening Group for Mindfulness Practice
morethanjustart.ca/mindfulness-meditation-adults/
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3 months ago
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Universal Man

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This is Jim . I see the statue of Liberty.

3 months ago
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All in the eye of the beholder.  

Last night I saw the first image as a storm at sea and thought ‘Power of Poseidon’  This morning my thought is ‘how could you see it that way?’  Today, one view seems to me to be ‘looking beyond an arbour’ and the painting turned upside down is as if ‘from the inside looking out’.   One appears sun lit and the other moon lit.  The perspective changes everything.  The colours only an addition.  What draws us in is the form and the contrasts of light, dark and textures and then, the mind begins its litany.....

I don’t think I will finish this one either.  What is happening here is a micro view of what occurs with all things and all in all situations, and the possible interpretations and perceptions prompted by a single thought.

I choose this morning that I shall not impose my view nor close the chapter but rather leave this open ended so that it can grow and have a life of its own....Image attachment

All in the eye of the beholder.

Last night I saw the first image as a storm at sea and thought ‘Power of Poseidon’ This morning my thought is ‘how could you see it that way?’ Today, one view seems to me to be ‘looking beyond an arbour’ and the painting turned upside down is as if ‘from the inside looking out’. One appears sun lit and the other moon lit. The perspective changes everything. The colours only an addition. What draws us in is the form and the contrasts of light, dark and textures and then, the mind begins its litany.....

I don’t think I will finish this one either. What is happening here is a micro view of what occurs with all things and all in all situations, and the possible interpretations and perceptions prompted by a single thought.

I choose this morning that I shall not impose my view nor close the chapter but rather leave this open ended so that it can grow and have a life of its own....
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3 months ago
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I find myself driven to follow these explorations.   Never an end result in mind.   Bold strokes and then following where the lines and colours lead.  Sometimes I walk away to allow the painting to breathe....allowing it to define itself 

Here I have a water fall flowing into a chasm and the other, eyes appearing from the underbrush .... how fascinating that when we allow space and breath to co-exist the energies manifest into something tangible....Image attachmentImage attachment

I find myself driven to follow these explorations. Never an end result in mind. Bold strokes and then following where the lines and colours lead. Sometimes I walk away to allow the painting to breathe....allowing it to define itself

Here I have a water fall flowing into a chasm and the other, eyes appearing from the underbrush .... how fascinating that when we allow space and breath to co-exist the energies manifest into something tangible....
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3 months ago
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Art Camps provide amazing opportunities to children for self expression!

We, at More Than Just Art, provide an incredible, nurturing and relaxed atmosphere in which children can explore freely. We offer the tools and teach the techniques and let the spirit take over!

Our facilitators are sensitive to the process and respect the individuality of the child.

Camps are filling up quickly.
Here is a summary of what remains available:
July 5-9, 2 spots
July 12-16, 2 spots
July 26-30, 1 spot
Aug. 16-20, 5 spots

for more information please visit morethanjustart.ca/kids-art-programs-muskoka/#camps
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3 months ago
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A SUMMER ART CAMP PREVIEW! Week 6
Week AUGUST 16-20

Expressive Arts! Fairy Tales & Drama! Yoga Adventures!
Ages 6-
Facilitated by Una Pape, Educator, Diane Finlayson & Martina Kruger, Certified Yoga Instructor

Create, Imagine and Play it out!
This camp is about developing the creative process, using imagination to bridge visual art with self expression and story telling.

Activities of this camp are designed to foster confidence, cooperation, respect, and allowing the kids to experience independence, teamwork and self regulation relating to a positive self expression.

We explore art expression during the mornings and ‘travel’ into the world of make believe with Una Pape. We love the world of fairy tales! Children will be creating diorama cubes of scenes from a popular fairy tale - and the characters using puppets. Of course role-play and dramatic reenactments are part of the fun!

Early afternoon with Diane Finlayson to painting, collage and experience various media to support the morning explorations and on going projects.

End of day will be a lovely relaxation and cool down with Yoga and Martina Kruger.

More information morethanjustart.ca/kids-art-programs-muskoka/#camps

To Register morethanjustart.ca/events/camp-6-august-16th-to-20th-expressive-arts-fairy-tales-drama-yoga/?occu...
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3 months ago
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A SUMMER ART CAMP PREVIEW! Week 3
Week July 19-23
Create Muciscal Instruments from Found Objects!
Tap into your Rhythm with Drums, Maraccas. Rainsticks, Didgeree Doos and more!

Facilitators Una Pape, Educator, Martina Kruger, Fitness Instructor, and Diane Finlayson!

This camp is about time to develop skills and confidence to express what we experience in a variety of ways, both in studio and out.
The morning session is an explorative adventure for using found objects from our studio minutia collection, recycling, upcycling and nature to create musical instruments. Exploring sounds, creating visual representations and moving to music will be part of our adventures with Una Pape. Early afternoon sketching out with various media including pencil, pencil crayon, ink, pastel, water colour and experimenting with various painting techniques with Diane Finlayson. The children will finish the day with Martina Kruger moving and challenging their fitness with fun games to incorporate balance, coordination, intentional movement and aerobic exercise.

CAMPS ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY SO PLEASE DO NOT DELAY!

For more information morethanjustart.ca/kids-art-programs-muskoka/#camps

To register for week 3 morethanjustart.ca/events/camp-3-july-19th-to-23rd-visual-arts-musical-instruments-fitness/?occur...
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