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Mindcamp Choice Session Description

...and a river runs through it
Transform the creativity already within you into a profound work of art
(Russell Thomas)
Mind U session
Maximum Participants: 12

The river was cut by the world’s great flood, that runs over rocks from the basement of time.
On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. — Norman MacLean

This workshop offers a journey of reflection and appreciation that will lead to personal insights, new or renewed intentions, and an absolutely profound work of art that will be entirely your own.

Along the way you’ll learn some painting techniques that you can use in future projects. There will be a sharing component to this session, though what and how much you share is completely up to you.

Please come prepared for this workshop. You will need:

- a single canvas or canvas board (minimum size should be 12” x 12”, but it can be larger)
- a basic selection of acrylic paints including white and black
- a variety of brushes including something 1” - 2” wide
- a clear drying adhesive for collaging (Modpodge or appropriate collage medium)
- several sheets of paper and a pencil

The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session

  • Create a piece of art that is a visual archive of inspiring people, moments and memories
  • Learn and practice a creative process that can be used and adapted
  • Learn and practice still life painting techniques
Russell Thomas
Okotoks, AB
Russell Thomas is a full-time artist and facilitator working out of Birdsong Studio and Healing Centre in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada. Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Birdsong Studio provides daily inspiration and attracts visitors and guests from all over the world.

Russell started painting in earnest at the age of 47, thanks in large part to inspirations at his first Mindcamp. He now has fans around the world and creates seven days a week with his beautiful and talented wife Heather. Russell is proud father to Dylan (21, attending National Theatre School in Montreal) and Ben (17, going into grade 12 in Okotoks).

Russell is a returning presenter.

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