A Peek Inside Essence and A Give-Away (giveaway now closed)

Essence opens Feb 29, a mixed-media self-paced class with ongoing access. We will be practicing portraiture and reflecting on self-knowing through relationship and awareness. from Hali Karla Arts My newest online class, Essence, starts next Monday, February 29 - and I am having so much fun putting this exploration of mixed-media portrait practice and self-awareness together!

Below, I'm sharing a tiny peek at some of the in-process shots from making the first week's content, AND giving away 3 free spots to join us. Scroll down to enter.

Hali Karla Arts studio

In Essence, we will be working with portraiture through both intentional studies and skill-building, as well as with our intuitive & expressive flairs. The art-making will be side-by-side with some heart-healing, soul-working reflections about where we stop, start, end and blend with our notions of identity and in our relationships.

If you join this class, which has ongoing access, you will be playing with how you see and make marks, as well as calling forth your own essence to bring feeling into how you create portraits - no matter what level of art-making experience you have.

Essence is also the very first of three brand new 5-week class sessions I am putting together this year to develop, deepen and infuse your creative practice with meaning and joy. The whole package is called Making Art Medicine - and you can take each session individually, or sign up for all three at once.

View all the details HERE

Making Art Medicine 2016 with Hali Karla Arts, Mixed-media art-making for joy and insight

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The ever-inspiring Frida Kahlo will be making a sort of guiding appearance in Essence, too... because... self-portraits... and FRIDA KAHLO!


So, about that giveaway...

This weekend I will give-away 3 FREE SPOTS to Essence!

To enter, leave me a comment below - and tell me what you'd love to explore in portraiture.

I will draw 3 random winners this weekend and announce here at this post.


P.S. The next few days are also the last chance to grab the Creative Medicine Bundle deal - which is the full Making Art Medicine program, PLUS the 2016 Spectrum Holistic-Creative Journaling Workshop (with 45 contributors this year - wow!) CLICK HERE to learn more




The giveaway winners were drawn using a random drawing generator, and they are:

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I will be emailing you each this evening (2/28 EST) - see you in ESSENCE!

Thank you to everyone that joined in and shared your thoughts, experiences and process about portraiture - I loved reading every one of your comments! You can still register to join us in Essence RIGHT HERE.