CREATIVITY IS YOUR

BIRTHRIGHT

I strongly believe that everyone is creative and that to create is to be alive. Like a muscle, though, creativity needs exercise and training to perform well and produce good results.
Fly away with me into a bright and colourful new world by reserving your easel at one of the next workshops listed below, planning your own party or event, or booking private lessons in the studio

THE CORPORATE CREATIVE

Often the concept of creativity is limited to typical artistic activities such as painting, drawing, dancing, music etc. but there is so much more to creativity.

Creativity can be found in business and every aspect of daily life. In fact, creativity is hailed as the #1 key to success in companies and employees for the 21st century*. The problem is that most people forget that they are creative as they grow up or worse, have learned and been told that they are most definitely not creative because their drawings were not realistic in the first grade. 

I offer workshops both in the making of artwork as well as corporate creativity. Through exercises, theory, and projects, participants remember that tasks and life can be fun. We creative-apostles call this serious fun: finding your flow and having fun while getting real work done. You’ve got to have serious fun—every day and in every task—in order to get the best results and be an inspired, innovative employer/employee.

And now I feel like Mary Poppins.

I have made it a mission to rekindle the 

creative spark

in people and businesses.

Neither boredom nor burnout exist for a person living out their creative potential.

*IBM, global survey of 1,500 CEO's from 60 countries and 33 industries worldwide

 

FLOW LIKE POPPINS

THE CORPORATE CREATIVE:

What can we learn from the genius of
Mary Poppins?
 
Serious fun leads to serious results--and fast.

Industry leading companies worldwide (think Amazon, Red Bull, Starbucks and and and ) know why they rank creativity as the #1 key to success in the 21st century, more than rigorous, management discipline, integrity or even vision. Leaders must be creative (solve problems in new and useful ways) to stay on top of a rapidly changing global economy. In a super-saturated market place, the key to success lies in the developing and identifying creativity in individuals, then nurturing this creativity in teams until this creative spirit permeates the whole organisation. In this way, the individuals placed in businesses become proactive constructors and ambassadors of company philosophies, values and vision. The individuals in your organisation are your greatest asset, and you can be sure that when they are actively involved,  the results will show it.

Treat your team to the Mary Poppins treatment and watch as lethargic everyday routines become a thing of the past, replaced by vibrant, twinkly-eyed (dare I say it) fun at work.

Contact me about reserving a date and designing a workshop specifically tailored to your business and team needs.

element of
In every job that must be done,
there is an 
fun.
Find this element of fun
and it becomes a game!
Mary Poppins

ART RETREAT

The total art immersion experience

Delve into the artist's life with a fully stocked studio and the inspiration of Lake Wolfgang in the Salzkammergut at your disposal. In this 3-day intense workshop, you will have the opportunity to create your own masterpiece.

 

You will be astonished by what you are able to accomplish, and your finished piece will forever transport you back to your unforgettable stay in this idyllic paradise. 

 

I have the absolute and profound joy to have found a piece of paradise to work on artwork and to call home. Poised on the banks of the snow-fed lake, Wolfgangsee, the Austrian alpine village of St. Gilgen has retained a seldom nostalgic charm, seemingly untouched from the cares of the world yet vibrant and contemporary. 

Artists and painters have a long tradition here, finding the inspiration and peace with which to produce many treasured works.

You are invited to come for the weekend. I will guide you, together with a small number of other enthused creators, along the journey of producing a piece of art of your own--a piece that you are proud to take home with you, proud to hang up, proud to show others, proud to gift a loved one. 

No prior experience is necessary for the workshop; on the other hand, if you are already an experienced artist, I will gladly share my techniques with you while ensuring you freedom to express yourself your own way.

Having several compact days in which to work is core to the effectiveness of this program. For in these several days, you are truly able to dive into the (prolific) artistic lifestyle of creating and into the atmosphere of the historic, well-loved and breathtakingly beautiful Salzkammergut region.

The retreat begins on Friday morning at 8:30. Should you becoming from farther away, it is recommended that you plan to arrive in St. Gilgen on Thursday evening. We will spend all day Friday and Saturday working on our projects. On Sunday we will bring our project to an end by noon. We will then share our projects and our experiences with each other before heading back into the world as you know it. 

The retreats take place monthly unless otherwise noted. You are welcome to come back to work on a new project or to continue on the previous. To ensure the quality of the retreat, attendance is limited to a maximum of 6 people per session.

I look forward to working with you in the studio!

invited.
You are

Gift Certificates

Give the priceless gift of creativity - with flexible amounts and flexible bookings.

 

Everybody loves a party. And everybody loves to paint - really--even if they don't know it yet or it's a long-lost memory. The combination?  A winner every time.

Whether for a birthday, a bachelorette party, a shower, a retirement party, a company event, a painting party is always a fun and refreshing way to break away from the ordinary. 

In my experience, there are two types of reactions when the surprised participants see the easels for the first time: excitement or "oh no!" But many laughs and priceless memories later, everyone goes away from one of my painting parties with a huge smile on their faces and most likely a piece of artwork they can be proud of.

 

Being creative is - or should be - fun. A party is - or should be - fun. Together, we will make your next event an unforgettable hit.

Fill out the submission form to plan your dream party.  I will get back to you with all the details, including availability, pricing, location etc. 

PARTY TRICKS

PLAN YOUR PARTY!

 

Muse

Be  your

own

BE YOUR OWN MUSE

How do you see yourself? What does the very best, most excellent, most free, most confident version of yourself look like?

This workshop is all about self-portraiture. The selfie has become the most common form of self-portrait of our time. Choose your favorite selfie or work from a mirror--either way, let's see the most amazing version of yourself, the version maybe few people ever get to see come to life on the canvas.

 

A self-portrait is a powerful instrument of self-expression, but also of self-actualisation. If we can dream it, we can become it--so let's dream of the best of ourselves and then allow ourselves to live that version out to its fullest.

In this and all my workshops, you are free to express yourself in your own style. Your portrait can be abstract or figurative, expressionistic, impressionistic, realistic, mixed media incorporating collage elements. It should be based on a photo, that you bring printed out with you to the workshop, as well as having digitally available on a smart phone or tablet. I will assist you in planning, conceptualising and executing your piece. After registering for the workshop, I will send you a questionnaire to fill out that will mark the begin of the conceptualisation and planning phase. This will ensure that our time together in the studio can be spent effectively for the execution and finishing of your artwork. 

 

Rediscover your beauty, your grace, your astuteness, your humour, your confidence, your kindness, your power...be your own muse and celebrate the amazing creation that is YOU.   

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • a photo of yourself or how you see yourself or of how you would like to be, printed out approx. A5

  • the same photo as a digital file on your smart phone or tablet

  • to have completed the questionnaire sent to you after registering for the workshop as preparation for the conceptualisation of your artwork

  • a smock and clothes you don't mind if paint gets onto

  • courage

  • an open and relaxed mind!