Art journaling sessions

process, express, release

Art helps us to move, express and transform emotions. Art can help to deal with emotional trauma and negative experiences. 3-hour Art journaling workshop to help you express your feelings.  
Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. Colour outside the lines, live outside the box. Don’t let anyone tell you what to do, or not. Don’t be afraid, listen to your heart. Heaven is a state of being – of one-ness, and Hell is a state of being – lost. We simply need to live as we best define ourselves, find our own ways of being who we are in our world. Jay Woodman
R350.00 Add to cart
Autumn leaf with lavender leaves on top - land art created in the garden - placed on a piece of wood
Exploring Creative Nature workshop
Through guided meditation, art-making, and a chance to share your experience with the other participants, you're invited to connect to your own inherent creative ability for self-expression. Come play!
 
All art materials included. Bring a little cushion, your own water bottle, and anything else to make yourself feel comfortable.
Dress comfortably.
Contact me for the next dates.
Space for 8 people, pre-payment books your spot. 
Wilderness, Garden Route, South Africa
R300.00 Add to cart
Rune circle of fossilized coral pieces - land art by Janet Botes
Land art outing: private session

Create temporary art in the outdoors

Explore your creativity and experience the abundance & beauty of our planet. Come connect more deeply with your outer world as well as your inner creativity – to learn, grow & create the change you want to see in the world. After an introduction to our site, land art as an art form, and guidelines to your creative process (including how to respect the ecosystem and leave a small impact) we will tune-in with our surroundings (using our senses to look, smell, listen). Thereafter we'll start playing & making - creating arrangements and visual poetry that express the dialogue you are having with your surroundings. We will do this collectively, and when you feel confident, calm or playful enough you will create something on your own. I will make suggestions and give ideas if needed, but you are free to connect, play and create at your own pace and guided by your own creativity.
"This is a must do experience if you love the outdoors... Janet makes you feel really at ease, and the entire experience is one big reconnection with nature." Mahendran, Cape Town, South Africa
R550.00 Add to cart
Land art workshop

Create temporary art in the outdoors

These outdoor sessions give you the opportunity to explore and experience deeper connection and presence within the NOW moment. Not only do we not leave a lasting impact on the site, but this way of creating art also emphasizes the impermanence and flux of life – putting into focus how fragile and temporary our lives are in relation to geological time, even though we tend to strive so hard for longevity and eternal youth. Talk to me about facilitating a group session for a birthday event, family outing, or team-building event - I have a discounted rate for 'commissioned' group workshops. What to expect: After a quick introduction to get to know each other better, I'll introduce you to our site, land art as an art form, and guidelines to your creative process (including how to respect the ecosystem and leave a small impact). After a sensory tune-in with our surroundings (using our senses to look, smell, listen) we'll start playing & making - creating arrangements and visual poetry that express the dialogue you are having with your surroundings. I will make suggestions and give ideas if needed, but you are free to connect, play and create at your own pace and guided by your own creativity. You can create on your own, or work on something together with others. We'll have a look at each temporary art piece - appreciating, taking photos, and sharing thoughts that came up during the process. The site location depends on the season, the weather, and the tide.
R300.00 Add to cart
Letting Your Leaves Fall – full day

a careative* workshop

[*using care & creativity to transform your life] A workshop in mindfulness and letting go, so you can make space for new opportunities in your life. Through guided meditation, art-making, and journaling we’ll explore what you want to release, and what you want to invite, into your life, work, and home.

What to bring

  • Notebook/journal and pen.
  • Paint, stickers, markers for journaling. Some will be provided too.
  • An object that means a lot to you - e.g. family photo, stone, statue, heirloom, jewelery.
  • Something to share during our picnic lunch
R450.00 Add to cart
Letting Your Leaves Fall – short session

a careative* workshop

3 hours [*using care & creativity to transform your life] A workshop in mindfulness and letting go, so you can make space for new opportunities in your life. Through guided meditation, art-making, and journaling we’ll explore what you want to release, and what you want to invite, into your life, work, and home.  
R250.00 Add to cart
Per hour coaching

General coaching or tutoring in creative development, art practice, and/or graphic design.

Talk to me about a personalized plan in which we assess and answer your needs, available time, personal habits, and budget. Answer the urges of your soul, stoke the fire of your creative power. Whether you're itching to create artworks, a book, music, a business, or simply space for yourself to breathe… BECOME the creator you are meant to be. Break through the limitations and stories that keep you small. Become courageous and bigger than the excuses, lies, and doubts that stop you from creating the things that will nourish you and the world around you.

Learn from the wisdom of Mother Earth

Together we'll explore these questions: Are you working according to the seasons in your life and work? Or are you holding onto unnatural ways of being? Are you embracing natural cycles of ebb and flow while listening to the needs of your own body? Or are you holding on to outdated strategies that leave you overworked, discontent, and unhealthy?

It's time to live your passion!

What I wish for you is to see the world through fresh eyes - to see the beauty and magic, even while also seeing the darkness, despair and suffering. It is possible to see and support the love, joy and magic in spite of the negativity, pain and fear.
R450.00 Add to cart