This workshop touches on daily journaling, creating, breathing and stretching; the importance to our general mental health as well as the benefits of utilizing these outlets as an artist. We discuss tricks, tips, using found materials to create, and the value in seeing your voice (handwriting) through free-writing, to heal and create personal goals. I encourage wearing comfy clothes, as we break with "Moga" a choreographed stretch routine that I've created, developed and continually practice myself. Journals and materials to create with are provided. Please bring a yoga mat or towel/blanket to sit on the floor.
About the Artist
Southern California based Artist, Michelle D. Ferrera took the leap to full-time Artist upon moving West. Utilizing her Fine Art degree from New Jersey, armed with years of journals filled with experiences and people, sketches and ideas, Ferrera found her medium by accident. In her Imperial Beach, garage studio, Michelle creates Original and Commissioned Figurative Fine Art, drawn freehand with pencil (and sometimes mixed media) on custom built wood panels, she builds herself. The raw wood serves as her mirror, reflecting the Artist’s words, skin, durability, vulnerability and individuality. Keeping her tools and medium minimal provides Ferrera an environment conducive to creating such personal, intimate moments and poses. “The nude figures, whether self-portrait or other, represent the vulnerable process of letting go, in hopes to build self-love and strength needed to fuel honest communication and connections.” -Ferrera