Expressive Pastels--A Meditative Exploration of Emotion through Color, Line, and Gesture


Expressive pastels are a meditative exploration of emotion through color, line, and gesture as a way to release your emotions. Led by Rhiannon Gurley, this program is a great opportunity to play, experiment and leave the mess to the instructor. Includes demonstration of basic pastel drawing methods, reflection on the process and creating mark making while enjoying music.

This program is best for ages 16 and up


Rhiannon Gurley, M.S. is a national award-winning artist having worn creative hats as a marketer, art educator, event producer and art administrator. She is the Founder of Our Vibrant Community, a female, disability owned business dedicated to infusing creative engagement in communities near you. OVC was planted in 2015 in Illinois and now grows in Madison with a mission to include expressive arts therapy and disability awareness. Gurley earned high achievements marked as a St. Louis Regional Arts Commission- Community Art Training 2013 graduate, served on the City of Springfield, IL Community Relations Commission, honored as 40 Under 40 Future Business Leader by Springfield, Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Rhiannon is organizing the Northside Arts Collective based on the Northside of Madison, a volunteer movement to increase the arts awareness and artist development for its residents and businesses.

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