Painting is movement like yoga or dancing. From our fingers to our feet, our bodies are the spirit’s tools for expression and painting is an important archival medium for our potential. I created Body and Soul Painting to share that joy and connection with you. It is a simple class for beginner painters and beyond. I invite you to paint with me free from judgment in my supportive and welcoming home and studio. Our movement is for long-time movers or people who want to move more. It can be as gentle or as intense as you want it to be. First, we will warm the body up with creative movement to relieve unwanted tension and explore the connection between your body and painting. Then, we will settle into a gentle meditation to center your thinking and source(s) of inspiration. After that, lets paint! We will use the intuitive painting techniques and fun, forgiving acrylics of different kinds to explore and amplify your inner voice. This process is fun, flowing, completely personal and a gentle way to explore painting. After 2.5 hours, you will have unique intuitive painting(s) that expresses your body and soul. And a body and soul that feels great.
H! I'm Marika. I've been an artist and teacher for over 20 years. I'm in love with color and believe the practice of art-making is where the body and soul express themselves best. Movement is grounding and I enjoy helping others explore painting with movement safely and joyfully. I love helping people achieve what they didn't think possible. I've been a featured artists for the likes of MAX and NWAA and a finalist at the Seattle Art Battle in October. I sell and show my work around the city and online. This is my new class on Airbnb. I also teach Make Jewelry from Watercolor Paintings, check out my many reviews there. Contact me to schedule specific times not listed. I try to accommodate all requests. Creative and Curious Podcast: https://marikareinke.com/category/podcast/ www.marikareinke.com Instagram: marika_reinke
Light Snacks Y
Juice and Water Y
Art & Fitness Materials y
This experience blends body, soul, creativity and fresh air. We will move, meditate and paint in my studio or on a sunny warm day, my garden, which hosts many fruits, flowers, trees and a grassy lawn.
comfortable clothes for movement and you don't mind getting dirty for painting
Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move and stretch in. I will provide aprons to protect your clothes but leave your best outfits at home. Prepare to get a little messy.