- DATE: Saturday April 30 & Sunday May 1, 2022
TIME: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
- FEE: $242.39 Museum member / $ 267.59 Nonmember
- LOCATION: The North Carolina Museum of Art , East Building, Studio 1
- SUPPLIES: Included with registration fee
- MEDIUM: Acrylics.
- LEVEL: Previous knowledge of painting required. This is a class focused on habit formation, not on painting technique. It is not for beginner painters.
- REGISTER HERE
HEALTH SAFETY: The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Museum of Art require studio program participants ages 13 and up to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 NAAT or PCR test result; test results must be within 72 hours of the event. Please plan to have one of these items in hand upon entry for Museum personnel.
This 2-day workshop is the intensive version (with all the info and exercises) of the month long class (online and in-person) Mónica teaches. So come ready to learn and work hard…while having fun!
Why this workshop? If you are here, you probably know!
I created this class because I struggled with finding time to paint, to make it a priority. And I well knew that the more you paint the better you get. It is very easy to say! I knew the theory, but how to put it into practice when you have so much to do every day?
In 2018 I finally did it! I painted most days (and still do!). How did I do it?
I did some serious research on habit formation and also a fantastic opportunity showed up. I’ll share all I learned with you during the time we spend together. I’ll guide you to find your happy habit of painting, yes yours! We are all different and have different needs, routines and activities, but we all can create a habit if we really want to, have the right tools and the right motivation. This class will give you all that, you just have to bring the “really wanting to” part.
THIS WORKSHOP WILL OFFER YOU:
- The 4 pillars needed to form the habit of daily (or most days) painting.
- The right motivation, practical ideas and how some master painters do it.
- Painting exercises that’ll help you create the habit of showing up at your easel most days.
- A tribe of like minded people with the common goal of creating this happy habit.
- Time to enjoy the North Carolina Museum of Art collection from the daily painter’s point of view 😉
TESTIMONIALS ABOUT THE HAPPY HABIT
This class has been life changing for me, and that is huge. I have so much gratitude and so much respect for you, Monica as a teacher and an artist. You are knowledgeable about the subject of habit forming, daily painting, and you communicate in a clear and succinct way that engages the students and make this class not only life changing, but fun.
Mónica synthesized all the best research from the top social scientists on habit formation and related it to daily painting for us. She does it in such an organized and thoughtful way. I am really motivated to get in my studio because I deeper knowledge about how and why I want to create. –Meg Sellig, NJ
Monica is an accomplished artist, but also a great teacher. She presents her curriculum in an organized and well-researched way; she goes back over previous topics each class to reinforce where we’ve been before moving on. Also, she’s so kind, pleasant and generous with her insights!
I really enjoyed this class because it made me more aware of my intentions. There are days that do not work at all with your intentions, but you can always start back the next day. …and that’s ok. -T Powers
This class gave me many tools to implement that form the habit of daily painting. Prior to this class, I was struggling to paint on a daily basis. Now, I am consistently painting on a daily basis.
Monica’s class helped me get back to my easel. She has a wonderful way of encouraging her students and her honesty about her daily habits is so relatable. Her habits class was really a happy experience with lots of great information. -JVS