‘Imaginative evening events
for those who wish to explore their creative side in style’
November 2015 – February 2016
Are you interested in exploring something new, interesting fresh, beneficial for your mind body and spirit, and best of all you do not have to lift a finger to organise it?
Sounds like something you would like to try? Then welcome to Art Soiree a moment in your life where you can chill out- learn something new and exciting, be entertained, culturally enriched and mentally inspired?
What is an Art Soiree?
A soiree (pronounced swah- ray) is described as an elegant evening gathering or get together with like-minded people to appreciate music. An Art Soiree has the same benefits. Soirees bring people together in the freedom of creativity, spontaneity, and pleasure. It is an opportunity for you, your partners and your friends or staff group to participate in an activity that is creatively satisfying and wonderful for the mind body and spirit.
Why have an Art Soiree experience?
Art Soiree’ evenings are specifically designed for those of you who wish to explore something creative, to take a break from your usual routine, and step into an imaginative, exotic location with delicacies and refreshments from that area, and listen to the gentle rhythmic sounds while you learn to paint step by step by an experienced enthusiastic arts educator. We have designed an ‘Art Soiree’ because the wellbeing benefits for you. It is different – it is new- and it is powerfully healing on so many levels. Above all it is a FUN night for everyone. I am yet to find someone who does not like them!
Here are some testimonials:
‘ I go so absorbed in the creative aspect I forgot my worries’. – Ali M
‘ I was scared a bit because I had not painted since high school, but Wanda lead us gently through the painting side and I was so proud of what I had painted’. – Margaret B
‘It was not as hard as what I thought, I loved the food, and the music seemed to help me get into the mood’. – Brett C
Health and Well-being Benefits of an Art Soiree
Firstly, research has been suggesting for decades now that creative activities relax the brain, by encouraging the release of endorphins into the body, making you feel good and happy. Being involved in creative activities is like a meditation- where you are using another side of your brain.
Secondly, your problem solving ability is heightened when the mind is relaxed allowing you to mentally perform better and solve problems. Decision making is usually more powerful after doing something creative. Ah Ha moments are more prevalent after creative rest.
Thirdly, creative activities have been shown to lower stress levels, lower blood pressure and relax the heart rate. Aside from the physical benefits, emotionally you will feel less drained and uptight and the spiritual benefits are realised as well when you feel you have more energy and you have more to give to yourself and others. When the body is relaxed so is the mind, and the Spirit is free and a natural sense of peace and abundance resides within you. When this happens, you begin to realise just how stressed our living style is, and this realisation may pave the way for you to create a few positive changes in your life.
What if I have no experience painting?
Do not worry if you have not painted on a canvas before or painted since primary school! The beauty of these Art Soirees is that you step into the atmosphere of a pleasant cultural evening where you learn about Moroccan culture through images, you will learn how to paint with acrylics and mediums, and be inspired to explore your creative side with childlike wonder and motivation.
It is amazing just how beneficial to your health and well being ‘getting creative’ can be for everyone at any age.
Art Soiree is where you can unwind, relax and create something you will be proud of in an artistic way, where all the art materials and food are sorted out for you, and all you need to do is get yourself to our art Studio.
Corporate Staff Conferences
Art Soirees can also be held for corporate functions. We can create a Soiree that integrates with the theme of your conference and we can bring the art materials to you at your conference space or depending on the numbers (up to 20 people in the studio) we can accommodate your staff here at Art Studio Kiama. We can create day or evening events depending on the demand. We tailor- make a meaningful, creative and relaxing artful experience, one that your staff will remember for a long time, and have a great Artwork to prove it! .