Kristena West M.A.
artist coach shaman dreamer
the SHAMANS EYE
intuitive abstract painting
mark making patterns textures
SHAMANS EYE Abstract Intuitive Online Art Class
Mixed Media Painting with Kristena West M.A.
Self-Study Classroom Open Now
class best viewed by wide-screen
I am a life-long contemplative painter, following my intuition has become my artistic discipline. But it's taken all my life to move from my beloved figurative art to exploring abstraction with a passion! For years I have been learning new techniques in mark-making and exploring these in hundreds of paintings, drawings and monoprints and it's come together in a completely new way!
Following our intuition we can rely on the journey taking us to undiscovered rambles
Many of us long to create from our intuition, but we may feel stuck, or fearful of the blank canvas, or mid-way through start to lose confidence as the images keep changing.
Learn how to overcome these creative obstacles, and move back to a space of balance and confidence and continue the creative freedom of the painting journey.
Everyone is Welcome, you do not have to be an artist to take this class!
Classroom is open now as self-study course. With some paint, inks, crayons and brushes we start layering the canvas ...here is my outdoor art table where I can take a painting and add abstract layers, washes, inks, stencils and more!
Here's a description of our expressive art lessons
PROJECT 1: SETTING UP SPACE & TOOLS
Wonderful if you can set up a space outside so you can be free to create a bit of a mess=freedom of expression. Learn tools when you sign up for class.
PROJECT 2: SIMPLE LESSON IN COLOR WASH & SEEING
Short video demonstrating color wash, shifting our perspective and using a Shamans Gaze to See into the image to form that wishes to arise..
Lesson includes podcast What is a Shaman's Eye? What is Perception?
Develop the Shaman's Eye
PROJECT 3: LAYERS & SEEING THE IMAGE BECOMING
Learn how to be spontaneous, follow your heart and mix it up using textures, colors, darks and lights and have fun.
Move from pure abstact into the forms becoming... what beings want to live in the work? Following the thread or bread crumbs that travel thru the landscape of the painting and participate in the creation of an intuitive spiritual painting.
Michael Weighing the Heart© Kristena West 30" x 40"
what will you learn in this class?
• creating layers of color, texture and mark-making
• use inks, dyes, paints and mixed media
• learn to keep the composition balanced and not murky or "junk-journal" looking
• overview of practices to hone our shaman's eye
• learn the art of "spiritual-seeing" using the Shaman's Eye allowing the spirit to inform the art making process
• what is perception? learn how our stuff clouds perception and the way of clear seeing.
• overview of intuitive painting & avoiding common mistakes
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Perception a shaman's world, and dreamwork. Contemplation as a intuitive practice and artistic discipline. Artist interview on intuition. Tools
Lesson 2 –Video apprx. 30 minutes Introducing different ways of working. Simple color washes and learning to See.
Lesson 3 Video: Large Canvas Intuitive Art Working apprx. 1.5 hour video/podcast on intuitive art and mark making
please note: access to classroom closes 3 weeks after purchase.