Stay Tuned for More Upcoming Playshops & Intuitive Art ClassesDue to the current health condition, most Playshops and Intuitive Art Classes have been postponed until we are over this hump (you know what I am talking about). Stay tuned for their re-emergence. When the time is getting close, I will post more details here as well as on social media (Facebook and Instagram).
In the meanwhile, a very limited number of private paint get-togethers (4 attendees max) and art lessons (2 participants max) are being held in the Charleston and Columbia, SC areas. Please send Ellie a message from the CONTACT page if you are interested in scheduling an event. Read more, below, for more details.
While we all discover what our new "normal" will look like, I will continue to surround you in healing light, love, vitality, and positive vibes. Stay well, stay safe, stay healthy – and most of all – BE HAPPY!!! :=D
Who's Up for Some Playful Fun??!?
OUTDOOR PLAYSHOPS: Smack, Splatter, and Stomp Out your WorriesClose your eyes and just imagine yourself outdoors with your “peeps” – family members, friends, neighbors, or perhaps colleagues. You are armed with some sponge balls drenched in brightly-colored paint. You’re planning your strategy: who’s going to get splattered first? Your friend? Your brother? ……Ugg!! What was that?? Uh oh, it looks like your friend beat you to it. You just got smacked with some paint on your legs from a foam noodle. Now it’s your turn. Let loose. Aim and fire! POW-POW-POW!!! Mission accomplished as the last paint ball falls from your target. Who’s next??
Attending a SMACK – SPLATTER – STOMP Playshop is a way for you to release much of the things that you feel are weighing you down and preventing you from being happy, free, and excited about your life. Ellie has held several of these Playshops and at first everyone is unsure because they don’t know what to expect. Once that first painted hand comes down and smacks a board or two people engage in a paint war using foam noodles and sponges dripping with paint, everyone starts to get into it. The next thing you know, an hour has passed and you are feeling better than you have in a long time.
The premise is that as imperfect humans, we are all working our way through our lives the best we can. Occasionally there are times when we hold onto some ill-feelings or negative emotions (fear, guilt, anger, regret, worry, stress, and more) without dealing with them. Instead we tuck them into a closet or another space and try to forget about them (pretend they are not there) until another situation comes around and we repeat the task of forgetting about those additional negative emotions until it blows up in our faces. So instead of sweeping them under the rug or tossing them into the closet, why not toss a paint-soaked sponge at the person who is making you upset?
This is where the SMACK – SPLATTER – STOMP Playshops come into view. Without placing much focus on getting rid of the negative emotions and ill-feelings people may be harboring, everyone is encouraged to go out, dip some materials into paint and go make some art on other willing participants. Prefer to stay solo? That’s not a problem if you want to create your own canvas board with a foam noodle or stomp out some stress caused by a coworker. Whatever you feel is best to help you get to a better place. No fear. No judgment. Just playful fun with paint.
Here are some answers to a few of your questions:
- All Playshops are held at various outdoor locations (parks, business centers, and private residences) in the tri-county Charleston and Columbia, SC areas
- Playshops are offered to kids and adults ages 5 to infinity
- Each Playshop averages approximately 90 minutes from start to finish for the participant
- Playshops are not held in extreme weather conditions where harm could be caused to any participant
- Ellie will be in touch with the main contact person every step of the way with emails about what to expect, what to wear, anything to bring, etc.
- Fun Fee: $20-35 per attendee, which includes most supplies and materials (each participant will be responsible for wearing clothing and footwear to get paint on, a fresh change of clothes for the ride home (if desired), and a few other items)
- Minimum of 4 pre-paid participants required to book an event
- Maximum of 12 participants per event (this is so Ellie can hold space and ensure all materials are fully stocked)
INTUITIVE ART CLASSES: Schedule some Soulful “ME” TimeAll of the themed intuitive art classes offer you an opportunity to release anything that you do not want inside of you and to fill those holes with positive, uplifting, and happy feelings and energy so you can see your life as more exciting, fulfilling, and rewarding. You will paint what you envision onto a canvas, board, or art print. Everything is done step-by-step (background, body, details). And there is no wrong way to paint – use your fingers, a brush, a feather... whatever makes you happy. If you get stuck, no worries, help will soon be on the way. Ellie will help and guide you through any rough spots where you are feeling stuck :=) NO ART OR PAINTING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY, just a desire to have some playful fun with paint! Your art will be a unique expression of you, of your Soul, so it will look different from everyone else's – because your Soul is different from everyone else's. Express yourself creatively with paint.
Just like the Smack – Splatter – Stomp Playshops, the Intuitive Art Classes are held in the Charleston and Columbia, SC areas. The Intuitive Art Classes are usually held indoors, in a group setting, with a pre-selected theme (see the list, below). If the classes offered do not work with your schedule – or there is a possibility of having an event outside of a normal class structure, then perhaps a Private Paint Party is the ideal solution.
STAY TUNED for the re-emergence of the Intuitive Art Classes. Check out posts on Facebook and Instagram for more details about the specific Intuitive Art Classes offered when the coast is clear. :=)
PRIVATE PAINTING PARTIES ARE A HIT!!Sometimes a group of willing participants (AKA ‘Picassos in the rough’) desire to have their own get together. This idea works well for a group of gal pal nights out/meetups, friends, family members, neighbors, wedding party participants, church groups, coworkers – you name it – who want to get together and have some creative fun. As long as you have 4 pre-paid attendees at the time of booking the event and the event is held in the Charleston or Columbia, SC area, then go ahead and schedule a private paint party for you and your closest peeps.
When you schedule a Private Painting Party, you choose when and where to have the event, as well as the theme (see below or create a new one), your guestlist, and anything else you desire. Once the event is booked, Ellie will coordinate everything with you – down to bringing any special supplies for your event. Private Painting Parties usually last 90 minutes to 2 hours with some time before and after for set-up and clean-up. Open to kids and adults ages 5 to infinity. Fun fees range from $20-35 per attendee, depending on the size of the group. The number of attendees is limited to 9 playful souls; this is so everyone in your painting party can receive individualized attention should they desire some guidance. Special discounts for military and seniors.
Intuitive Art Class and Painting Party ThemesHere’s a list of popular themes for both the Intuitive Art Classes and Private Painting Parties:
- Paint your Angel
- Paint your Butterfly
- Paint your Dragon
- Paint your Dragonfly
- Paint your Fairy
- Paint your Inner Goddess
- Paint your Mermaid
- Paint your Soul Tree
- Paint yourself Happy!
- Paint your _???_: If you have an idea for another theme, please share it by contacting Ellie. Thanks!
ART LESSONS: Learn a New Creative Form of ExpressionEllie absolutely loves showing people how cool and fun playing with paints can be. Some people have never painted before. Others have even if it was a very looooong time ago. Anyone (yes, even you!) can paint because creative expression (in whatever form it takes) always allows your heart and Soul to shine. Ellie offers many kinds of classes: classical/traditional styles, eclectic techniques, experimental creativity in well-known media, and not-so-well-known media (such as frottage).
Creativity Fee: Starting at $57 per hour and varies depending on location, number of participants, medium, etc. Contact Ellie for a personalized estimate.