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clontarf
queensland
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Intuitive Art + Wellbeing for Mamas and Kids ❤

Based in Clontarf, Queensland Australia.

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TERM 2 Kids Intuitive Art Classes

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

Hello, Intuitive Beauties ❤

I am SO excited to share my term 2 Kids Intuitive Art Class schedule with you!

All classes are offered from my homely Intuitive Art Studio in Clontarf, QLD, AU. Classes commence 26th April and run for 8 weeks. Join anytime throughout the term!

Thursday afternoon classes

3:45pm - 4:45pm (ages 4-10) ~ 26th April - 14th June

Saturday morning classes

10am - 11am (ages 4-10) ~ 28th April - 16th June

    Intuitive Art is a unique and inspiring approach to creativity using imagination, feelings and intentions as subject matter.

    These beautiful weekly Intuitive Art Classes are designed to nourish your child's creative and emotional wellbeing using a fusion of drawing, painting, collage, mindfulness + process-based Art making. Single session, 4 week and 8 week passes available.

    All my Love,

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    If you'd like to take a look inside last term's classes, click HERE.

    Kids Intuitive Family Mobiles

    Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

    We are now into week 6 of our 8 week Intuitive Kids Art term and today we got to know each other a little more by creating Intuitive Family Mobiles.

    AS always, we started with a short meditation, this time sensing into our heart area (where our 'Love lives') and imagining all the special people in our family residing there. We sensed into their fathers and energy and gave them each a 'colour' to express how they feel to us.

    From here, we had a large range of materials to create with, from wooden pegs, to recycled boxes, fabrics, coloured paper, paint pens and washi tape. Here's what the children and I came up with ...

    I love how personalised they are, each with a special story attached within it. Next week, we are going to make Intuitive Houses as an extension of our family, home and belonging theme this term. Such wonderful, meaningful stuff!

    All my Love,

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    Intuitive Still Life Art Class

    Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

    One of my all-time fave techniques to use in my own Artworks is blind contour drawing. This a process where you look at an object carefully and draw without looking at the page. So fun and intuitive! Naturally, I've been looking forward to sharing it with my little Intuitive Art students!

    After a meditation using our senses with an array of natural items on the table such as shells, plants and seed-pods, we started by looking at my nature sketch book for inspiration. Each of us chose a natural object to feel, smell and look at carefully to notice its intricacies. 

    The children spent a whole song-length to draw their object using the blind contour technique; which helps Artists to fine-tune their drawing techniques by capturing what we truly see, not just what our mind thinks it should look like. After each song, we moved around the table to get a view of a new natural item/different perspective and practiced drawing with various prompts such as smaller, larger, turning our pages upside down and drawing with our left hand! Some of the kids even drew each other from across the table - cool idea!

    Afterwards, we spent the rest of the lesson using watercolours and metallic acrylic paints to intuitively fill in shapes and spaces on our page.

    What a fun and freeing process today's class was! I think these would look lovely in a colourful IKEA frame!

    All my Love,

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    Colour Mixing Rainbows

    Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

    It's no secret that I love me a bit of rainbow coloured action and this term I've been doing some work every Friday afternoon in my son's grade 1 class, to teach all about colours and mixing.

    Over three weeks, we identified primary then secondary colours, learned about the colour wheel, drew and painted colourful images in each colour and collated them all together in the final week to create a 'rainbow' for their room. Bringing 20+ six year olds together in a room of paint will always be a little chaotic but boy, they had fun! Check out our process, below.

    All my Love,

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    Kids Intuitive Dream Catchers!

    Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

    You guys, today we had the most lovely rainy afternoon together making Dream Catchers in Kids Intuitive Art Class!

    We started out with a meditation about our dreams and intentions and the children got to imagine sending these thoughts and visualisations into a beautiful web of loveliness, ready to manifest into their lives! We talked about how traditionally, dream catchers had been used to 'catch' any scary dream energy and how we can set an intention to transmute them into loving kindness. The kids LOVED this idea and talked about how they were going to hang them in their rooms for sure to catch any nightmares!

    From here, we practiced some colour mixing on paper plates and used colourful wool, card, feathers, beads and sequins to decorate and create the structure for our Dream Catcher. 

    I love how each one is so unique, just like their creators. Who wouldn't want one of these beauties hanging in their homes?! 

    Big Love,

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    Kids Intuitive Self-Portraits #2

    Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

    Another beautiful afternoon together in the Intuitive Art Studio today! We all completed our Intuitive Self Portraits and created some special decorated bags for special people in our lives, as it was Valentine's Day this week!

    I cannot tell you how proud I am of how much energy and beauty each child has evoked into their piece. Just beautiful!

    So much beautiful blue! If you'd like to check out last week's Self-Portrait process, be sure to check out the post HERE.

    All My Love,

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    Kids Intuitive Self-Portraits #1

    Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

    What a great session we all had together in Kids Intuitive Art Class today! 

    Today we worked on Intuitive Self Portraits. We started with a meditation to identify what we love most in our lives; from loving our own bodies to loving our families, our favourite places and nature’s flora and fauna. Abbi loved ‘All nature’, Maya loved ‘Mountains’ and Byron loved ‘Donuts!’

    Next, we imagined ourselves as who we want to be when we grow up, which included awesome responses such as 'A Teacher surrounded by annoying kids' ... 'A Dentist with 11 kids of her own' ... and 'An Art Teacher!'

    We then used this content to inspire our Intuitive Self Portraits, by looking in the mirror at our key features and imagining our faces and bodies surrounded with drawings of our favourite intuitive insights. 
    The children took such time and care (and humour!) creating their pieces that we’ve decided to continue working on this lesson next week as well. 

    The final image is my demo. Haven't the children all done an amazing job so far?! I just love creating alongside the kids as we chat - it's a really beautiful and informal way to teach, share and companion alongside them throughout their process. I learn so much from them! 

    This is truly, the best job in the world to be doing this work with kids!

     

    All My Love,

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    Kids Intuitive Art Classes Have Commenced!

    Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

    Hello to all our beautiful Artsy families! 
    I'm so excited to share a sneak peek inside the first Kids Intuitive Art Class in my new studio! So excited!

    Today's class theme was an Introduction to Intuitive Art-Making

    The children all had such a wonderful time experimenting, listening to music, connecting with colour, each other and their imagination. Here are some pics of our day ... we're already looking forward to next week's class!

    Byron's Mama sent me through final pic, as they're planning to frame every Art piece to display on a special wall in their house. Total coolness! What a beautiful way to respect a child's work.

    All My Love,

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