Escape into the country to learn art techniques to express your life stories and life transitions.
“Being with Renee at Reflections Art Studio is so therapeutic! I am awaiting hip surgery and it felt so good to spend time in the country, exploring art, creating, and reflecting, and focus on something other than my pain!”
-Dianne Switzer Finch
Visual journaling is a very therapeutic process. It allows you to express your internal life struggles such as stress, sorrow, loneliness, frustration, and negative thoughts and handle feelings experienced during your transitions in life, allowing you to free up your mind and have a healthier attitude. Escape to the country and instantly feel calm, peaceful and relaxed.
It feels so good to create art, express thoughts and feelings and to document your life journey. At Reflections Art Studio, meet other people who are experiencing similar life stories and who have the desire to learn, explore different ways to express life stories and transitions, and create art. Connect with people who want to live a happier, creative life. When you surround yourself with positive people and experiences, you free up your mind and heart, and are able to see the positives in life. Celebrate your successes, memories and special occasions in your life.
There is no right or wrong way to visual journal.When creating at Reflections Art Studio, your art is a reflection of you. Everyone leaves with their own story documented in their own style using the techniques I have shown them. Learn different ways to create layers, art theory, and techniques using multi-media. Learn different ways to organize your thoughts and ideas, memories and troubles. Learn creative ways to cover up mistakes and turn them into “happy little accidents.” You will feel creative because anything is possible as you explore using multi-media in your visual journal.
Why Work With Renee?
At different times in our lives, we all experience stress, sorrow, loneliness, and negative feelings. Visual journaling is a healthy way to express internal struggles of life to help cope with and heal, change and grow.
With a short beautiful drive, people of all ages and abilities can escape from their problems and retreat to the countryside to learn art techniques to express their personal stories and life transitions through visual journaling.
Visual journaling means to visually document one’s journey through life using writing and art.
Visual journaling is a very fun, creative and therapeutic way to cope with life challenges or celebrate experiences.
When creating at Reflections Art Studio, your art is a reflection of you. You will leave with your own story documented in your own style using the techniques I demonstrate. At Reflections Art Studio and Community Classroom your art is a reflection of you. By creating personalized art, you will leave feeling rejuvenated, inspired, creative, positive and at peace with yourself.
Art isn’t always about creating a pretty picture. Creating is satisfying and it is not always necessary to display it for the whole world to see. Art can be a very private, personal outlet.
People of all ages can create in visual journals, even my three-year-old granddaughter can. If you can write numbers and letters you can draw. Writing is drawing. You don’t have to be an artist to create art! Fear will be overcome to create art because everyone can visual journal using the different techniques learned.
When you come to Reflections Art Studio, you leave with something tangible that you can hold close to your heart, review, see your journey of where you started and where you are now, and if you wish, have a legacy to leave behind for your children and grandchildren that really shows who you are!
“I want to be the first to recommend this amazing art experience because I have learned so much from Renee! Art is now nearly a full time part of my daily routine:) Thank you, Renee!”
How Does It Work?
Sign up to receive a free phone call to learn more about visual journaling and to find the right type of lessons and schedule for you.
Sign up for special visual journaling scheduled events.
Sign up for a series of lessons.
How Much Does It Cost?
Well, let me ask you this…
Are you tired of being unhappy and negative? Are you struggling each morning to get up in the morning because of stress, frustration or depression? Are you experiencing heartache over a strained relationship? Are you experiencing a loss or grief? Basically, are you tired of feeling unwell?
It is time to move forward in a healthy creative way. Visual journaling will help to cope with your transitions and heal. Come to Reflections Art Studio to live a positive, creative life. Learn art techniques to express your life stories and life transitions.
Are you asking yourself…what is the point? Why am I here?
Visual journaling helps to work personal issues or problems out.
It can also be used to celebrate personal events, document trips, favourite quotes, songs, books, recipes, food, record new ideas, all things that give insights into who you are.
Visual journaling isn’t just for therapy, it is also a way to document special events in one’s life. A visual journal is something that you can physically have in your hand and take anywhere.
Like an long-time friend, your visual journal can be there for you whenever and wherever you need it. Your journal will never be too busy for you and will never judge you. It is up to you to decide what your visual journal will contain or reveal. When you make mistakes, your journal will never get upset with you, like a friend or a loved one can do!
Can you afford not to learn how to positively express your life stories and transitions? Can you afford to keep being unhappy?
Like you, I have experienced many changes in my life
Visual journaling has saved me! I have been able to explore different healthy ways of dealing with the many challenges in my life. I use visual journaling to express my life stories and life transitions! It has helped me to move on and feel happy, creative, positive and alive! I have decided to live a creative life and want to help other people live a creative, healthy life too!
Visual journaling has also become a way for me to document the stories in my life to leave behind as a legacy for my children and grandchildren.
I have a Bachelor of Education through the University of Lethbridge, and have taught elementary school students full time for the past 26 years with the Medicine Hat School District. I am shifting my career aspirations towards teaching both adults and children Fine Arts. I was an active member on the ATA Provincial Fine Arts Council as the Editor of their publication A Fine FACTA. Visual journaling has been an integral part of my students’ school year in all subject areas.
As an elementary school teacher for 27 years, I provide professional quality, unique lessons also for school aged children.
A week long Community Classroom retreat for school groups can also be experienced. I collaborate with the classroom teacher to create a unique program geared to curricular needs. Visual journaling is an integral part of the week to record observations, thoughts and feelings and ideas, information, and questions, and discoveries. Drama, music, dance and visual arts, including photography, can be integrated.
School groups are also welcome for morning, afternoon or day long field trips.
I gently guide my students through the process, offering compliments and suggestions, reminding them of some basic principles of art and offering solutions to their art problems.
Reflections Art Studio and Community Classroom is a safe and caring art retreat in the country for people of all ages and abilities to learn how to tell their life stories and express themselves using art!
My studio is available to rent for meetings, birthday parties, school PD Days, in-service, mini-fairs, studio usage and staff development.