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Picasso Yourself Class: Abstract Art & Neuroscience

July 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Embark on a journey through the evolving self with our Picasso-inspired self-portrait class. Just as Picasso’s work evolved through various periods, so too does our perception of ourselves as we age. Abstract art offers a unique lens through which to explore the world, inviting you to step outside reality and into a realm of imagination and unfamiliarity. 

No prior art experience is necessary to create your self-portrait masterpiece. In a serene environment filled with soothing essential oils and soft music, you’ll have access to an array of art supplies to unleash your creativity. We encourage the use of mixed media to truly capture the essence of Picasso’s style. 

This class offers more than just artistic exploration; it provides a sanctuary for relaxation, self-care, and emotional regulation. Through quiet reflection and the utilization of effective coping skills such as art, breathing techniques, and moments of solitude, you’ll have the freedom to express yourself authentically through your portrait. Before diving into your creation, a brief educational component will set the stage for your artistic journey. Parents are required to accompany children throughout the session, and individuals aged 12 and above are welcome. Regardless of age, anyone with a youthful spirit is invited to join us! Wear attire that can withstand a bit of artistic mess as you delve into this transformative experience. 

Ages: 12+ with parent; 18+ welcome

Instructor: Janelle Baldwin. Janelle Baldwin, a well-established wellness professional and advocate for resilience and joy, boasts over two decades of experience in the well-being industry. Alongside her extensive career, she has nurtured a lifelong passion for art, indulging in various forms including collages, drawing, acrylic painting, and nature photography. Recognizing art as a vital resilience tool, Janelle has seamlessly integrated creative expression into her life, finding solace and healing amidst challenges such as chronic pain, PTSD, and a knee disability. As a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), she channels her expertise into Soulistic Well-Being, LLC, a platform where she seamlessly blends fitness proficiency with her creative energy to offer clients a holistic health coaching experience. Janelle fervently believes in the therapeutic power of art, emphasizing its role in fostering self-expression, managing emotions, and ultimately promoting health and well-being.

$15 per project

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July 16
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
51 Sheboygan Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States


(920) 921-5410