Getting Started, The Art of Making Art
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in The Art of Making Art.
This program is for those who cherish their creativity and want to excel in their ability to create the beautiful artwork living inside them. Imagine doing this without the shoulds, shortcuts, gimmicks, and even traumas from earlier learning experiences and you're on the right track.
Are you interested in healing, spirituality, art, and how it can empower you in everyday life? If so, you're in the right place.
I'm Leslie Montana and my approach to teaching art is holistic. For me, it's all about meeting you where you are in your creative journey rather than a standard pre-packaged curriculum or tutorial. When you work with me, the focus is on contact, connection, and discovery as we coax your unique talents and abilities into the foreground.
To do this, I use a multi-layered teaching/coaching structure that includes live weekly video conference calls. But then I also provide supplements for when you're on your own. That includes updates to a private webpage hosted on my website to help you move along in your creative journey. If we're working on an artwork in tandem, for instance, a painting you're watching me produce when we meet, I'll post updates of that piece along with other relevant material. This unique feature helps students feel connected, enjoy the process, and learn more easily.
You have the soul of an artist, and you love creating and making art.
You sense the inner mechanism that drives your desire to create but you don't always know how to use it. And so, much of it remains internal until you find a way to bring it out. Aligning your inner world with practical skills so you can express yourself outwardly is what we'll be working on together. It's an ongoing quest, a lifelong pursuit, and it's your passion that matters.
You can start at any age, from any level, learn, and make excellent progress. A good foundation, however, is essential. Understanding how to choose and use materials and their underlying workings and techniques is part of the process. But there's so much more to this than handling materials and producing great works of art. Components within the spectrum of the invisible inform the visible and are just as important, if not more so. During our time together, we'll be exploring this.
Working with me is a high-level multidimensional learning experience.
As a long-time explorer of alternative healing methods, I'm a born seer, and I became a Reiki Master over 25 years ago. I bring a wealth of experience to the table that allows me to be present with you in ways that can help you in your process.
Owning your creativity is critical, and it can be a great source of power in everyday life. My underlying goal is to strengthen your connection to it, and therefore to yourself. As your skills develop under my guidance, it's not unusual for horizons to broaden in unexpected ways. The world just naturally opens up when you use your creativity in sustainable and healthy ways. Your natural abilities become more apparent and making art becomes even more enjoyable.
To help find just the right program fit for you, I'd like to get to know more about you. Taking the time to interview each potential participant is a valuable step on the path I am willing to take.
Please take this opportunity to ask any questions you might have, tell me about yourself, and show me your work. Share anything you'd like me to know about your artistic dreams and aspirations, and I'll get back to you.
I look forward to being in touch.
All my best,
Find more information about working with me here.