Join us for a late Saturday afternoon of yoga and paint pouring on canvases! Anabelle will lead us through a 45-minute yoga class, and then we’ll follow it up with an incredible paint pouring class with local artist, Sonya Palumbo! Your canvases will be thickly coated with paint, so you might prefer to leave it with us overnight and pick it up on Sunday.
What to wear: Yoga clothes but feel free to bring an apron or old shirt for the painting portion
What to expect: An incredible yoga class and peaceful, joyful painting class. Soul Strong will provide all of the needed art supplies, including brushes, pouring cups, paint, and canvases. We’ll even provide fizzy drinks and snacks to fuel your art!
What is paint pouring: Paint pouring is a fun way for all-levels of artists to make artwork on canvases. You will end mindfully pouring a variety of acrylic paints onto your own canvas. You will also be guided through how to use a variety of tools, such as brushes, straws, and scrapers to guide your paint into a beautiful design!
The event will be held at Soul Strong Sanctuary, both indoors and outdoors. We’ll end by 5 or 5:30pm, just depending on how long you’d like to stay to finish up your art piece.
Learn more about the instructors:
After hanging up her dancing shoes, Anabelle began casually practicing yoga in 2012 until she realized that yoga wasn’t just a hobby, it was actually a lifestyle. Five years later, she discovered “Buti Yoga,” which made her feel empowered. In 2017, she decided to further her own education with a Buti Yoga certification in her hometown of El Paso, TX, and has been teaching since. Her goal is to spread happiness and a sense of empowerment in her classes by showing students that they are beautiful, strong, and perfect just the way they are, because true beauty shines from within.
“I have to start by saying that I am someone who struggles with anxiety. However, I learned that painting helps quiet my mind. My sense of calmness is then reflected in my paintings, so when I look at them I can recall that feeling.
I find being in nature to be healing which is why I’m drawn to painting bright colored flowers, water, and animals. I like to add geometric shapes to contrast the organic shapes of nature.
My use of gold and silver lines is inspired by Kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken pottery using lacquer mixed with gold or silver powder to piece the object back together. This symbolizes taking something broken and making it into something beautiful and strong.”