ONLINE – Exploring Our Emotions Through Art – Intuitive Painting & Creating

  • 06/12/2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Explore Your Emotions Through Art – Intuitive Painting & Creating with Artist Katlyn Koester

Pre-recorded online class released Friday, June 12

$20.00 donation is highly appreciated.

Some supplies needed. (see list below)

In this class students will be offered a safe space to explore their emotions through painting. Students will be led through a series of short sessions, using small sheets of paper, of visualizing and expressing emotions through intuitive art and mark making with watercolor paints and pencils, and journaling if the need arises.  Class will conclude with one larger intuitive painting to explore the question of “What next?”.  This is for anyone interested in trying art, no previous skills required as we may use the paints and watercolor pencils in nontraditional ways.

Led by Katlyn Koester, from an artist’s perspective on dealing with a difficult health diagnosis through art.  This class is not intended as a substitute for therapy sessions, merely one human with a passion for art, passing on knowledge discovered while on a self-care journey.  This course is for those who want a deeper connection to and understanding of their own emotions.  Please come willing to connect to and explore your emotions.

Artist bio:   Katlyn Koester is an artist living in northern Wisconsin. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from VIterbo University in La Crosse, WI in 2010. She enjoys working in all mediums including painting, pottery, fiber arts such as crochet and quilting, and is willing to try everything. For recreation Koester enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her cats, out in nature and playing music. In 2018 Koester was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and turned to art as a coping mechanism and has since discovered an interest in helping others discover art as a way to deal with emotional situations.

These exercises can be used with whatever kinds of supplies you have on hand.  Listed below are Katlyn’s supplies and suggested only.

Watercolor paper – any brand, heavy, smooth, cotton rag best

– Arches 140lb hot press watercolor paper

– one piece approx 8 x 10

– four pieces approx 5 x 7
Watercolor paints – any brand, a variety of colors
 – Richeson Semi-Moist Watercolor set – 10 color
Watercolor brushes – variety of sizes
 – flat  1/2 inch
 – pointed round – sizes # 4 – 10
 – Niji waterbrush – brush & water container in one
Watercolor pencils – any brand 6 pack, plus black
 – Derwent Watercolor pencil sets
Notebook or journal optional  
Water container
Water spray bottle
Paper toweling
Plastic table covering
Dress for fun mess


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