February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 26
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Class Fee: $80, plus $15 payable to instructor for materials, students must purchase “The Muse is In” by Jill Badonsky in advance of the class
Instructor: Debra Dresler
Learn to discover, nurture, support, define and enhance your creative self by joining in the journey with others. We will work together as creatives to discover our passions, truths, purpose, blocks, curiosities, fears, beliefs and goals. Through journals, artist dates detective work exercises, dream visioning, mindfulness and audacious FUN, we meet and travel this relative path together. No matter if you are a curious “newbie”, already started or a continuing creative, this class is for you. I just ask that you bring your sense of wonder. Please be aware that some introspection, reading and worksheets will be done outside of class. This is not a lecture series. Much like making art, you just have to do the work, but it will be fun and supportive. We are all in the same tribe, whether it be visual arts, music, floristry or cakemaking.
Creativity is in everything and everyone.
Instructor Debra Dresler, a St. Croix Valley native, has a rich career in the arts beginning as a studio portrait photographer. She then owned a nationally marketed hand-painted fabric company specializing in acrylic painting and surface design for Interior Designers. Stroke Of Art studio was founded in 1986 where Deb designed and marketed art in many mediums including jewelry making, silversmithing, mixed media sculpture, iphoneography, alcohol ink and acrylic painting, and most recently digital art making. She has also been an instructor in calligraphy, jewelry making, painting, and photography. She believes everyone is a creator and encourages wild abandon and adventures in all forms of art making.
Deb has exhibited at many juried art shows, including Twin Cities local galleries. Her work has been seen at the Smithsonian Museum gift store, International Center for Photography in New York and the International Gift Fair in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta and Philadelphia. She holds awards for her art and her artwork can be found in private collections including Francis Ford Coppola, Ansel Adams Museum and Sundance Film Festival. Contact email@example.com