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Open HeART : Expressive Arts Workshop

with Laur W

August 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Price: $67.16

Open heART is a workshop to help ignite the creativity that lives in all of us. We will create connections with one another and practice exercising vulnerability. An exploration of the nature that surrounds will inspire a play of multi-media art and help create art based on prompt questions + feelings arising throughout the day.

This is not an art workshop based on increasing technical art skills! This is an expressive arts workshop and is process-based rather than product-based.

The open heART workshops are all unique, you may wish to sign up for more than one date.

  • June. 18th, 2022
  • July 23rd, 2022
  • August 13th, 2022
  • August 27th, 2022

Audience: No experience needed! This workshop is suitable for anyone that identifies as a woman even if you don’t think you are creative at all.


  • Please bring your sketchbooks + journals
  • Bring an item that is special to you to share with everyone or something for the middle altar for the day (jewelry, crystals, figurine, art, dried flowers, elements from the earth etc.)
  • Remember to bring a snack, lunch and water for the day!
  • Please wear weather-appropriate clothing, we will be going outside for a portion of the day.
  • Feel free to bring a yoga mat, meditation pillow or blanket to sit on. Bring anything you need to feel comfy + supported throughout the day. Wear comfy clothes.
  • Feel free to also bring any favourite art supplies you may have or have been wanting to use.

Registration cost: $ 67.16

Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps?  Please visit https://leightoncentre.org/join-us/become-a-member/.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please note there is a NO REFUND policy on all Leighton Art Centre workshops. A refund will only be issued to participants if the workshop is cancelled by the workshop coordinator due to insufficient enrollment, extreme weather conditions, or Covid-19 restrictions. Workshops may be cancelled prior to the start date and participants will be notified via email and/or phone, and a full refund will be processed.

Withdrawal from workshops for medical reasons must be accompanied by a doctor’s medical note or a positive COVID 19 rapid test and must be received by the Leighton workshop coordinator prior to the workshop start date to be qualified for a full refund.

Artist/ Instructor Biography: Laur is a self-taught mixed media artist and loves to create fun pieces that will indulge your inner child + remind you that magic is real. She dabbles in lots of different art forms such as painting, ceramics, collage and her latest endeavour- hand poke tattooing!

Her artistic practice is very much rooted in the idea and concept that art should be made without rules, restrictions and regulations. She strongly believes in the healing power that art has and uses her practice for self-expression.

When Laur isn’t tattooing or working on other various creative projects she enjoys spending time cuddling her cats, camping, and drinking good beer.

Instagram: @whimsyearth


August 13, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Leighton Art Centre
282027 144 Street West
Foothills, Alberta T1S 0Y4 Canada
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