We now offer activities and classes for our day guests. Must have a service or treatment scheduled in order to book. These need to be signed up for in advance and fees apply.
March 24, 2018 | Guest Artist Debbie Levine
March 31, 2018 | Guest Artist Debbie Levine
April 28, 2018 | Guest Artist Debbie Levine
May 5, 2018 | Guest Artist Debbie Levine
May 12, 2018 | Guest Artist Debbie Levine
This 90 minute art class will focus on gratitude and collage making (the simple act of cutting and pasting) as tools for relaxation and wellness.
We will explore the connection between health, wellbeing and art making. After a brief show and tell for inspiration, and an introduction to the different styles of collage art by some modern day artists, participants will learn to create their own collages as a means of creative expression. Students will choose from painted and assorted printed papers, magazine graphics, words and images. They will combine these visual elements onto a 5×7 substrate (background) suitable for framing or gifting as an expression of gratitude. This class is suitable for beginner as well as advanced creatives.
Debbie Levine, originally from NY, is an Austin based lawyer-turned-artist who has been making art and facilitating collage classes for years. She was drawn to the creative process decades ago, intuitively, as a means of relieving stress while studying for the NYS Bar exam. She is a playful thinker and a self-taught artist; she continues to study art technique along with the relationship between wellness, collage (the simple repetitive act of cutting and pasting) and the creative process. She is equally comfortable in the role of art student and art teacher. Her diverse experience, enthusiasm for what she does, ability to connect and bring out each participants’ natural abilities make her classes both informative and enjoyable.
April 7, 2018 | Guest Artist Candyce Welch
April 14, 2018 | Guest Artist Candyce Welch
May 19, 2018 | Guest Artist Candyce Welch
In this paper crafting class you will create a three dimensional framed piece of artwork with a sentiment that speaks to you. You will learn to make paper roses, die cut, emboss and punch.The finished product is a beautiful framed piece of art suitable for display in your home or as a gift for someone special. Materials and supplies provided.
Candyce Welch began her artistic career as a fashion designer. As a young child she designed and made clothes for dolls and progressed to apparel for herself.
She was a fashion design major at the University of North Texas.
For the past fifteen years Candyce has redirected her artistic focus to paper crafting. In her designs she reuses and repurposes such items as costume jewelry, buttons, beads, twine, ribbon and other found objects. Her early life as a fashion designer is reflected in the sewing incorporated into most of her work.
April 21, 2018 | Guest Artist Mary Catherine Gardner
May 26, 2018 | Guest Artist: Mary Catherine Gardner
Mary Catherine Gardner’s watercolor workshop offers hands on demonstrations and instruction in a self-paced format that is well suited for everyone from complete beginners to intermediate skill level artists. This fun class will allow you to unleash your creative spirit, embrace the spontaneous nature of the medium, and just play with paint, color theory, composition, and texture. Learn basic watercolor techniques like color washes, wet-on-dry, wet-in-wet, edge shaping, and glazing, plus exciting special effects techniques, to achieve unique textures, using some surprising household items. Choose from nature inspired themes, bring your own photo, or just paint straight from your imagination. Materials and supplies provided.
Mary Catherine Gardner has loved to draw and paint since early childhood. However, it was not until she entered Austin College in Sherman, Texas, that she began to see art as possibly her life’s work. In 1987 she transferred to the University of Texas at Austin and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1989. She began Apple-Gardner Design, her own graphic design business, in 1991. In 2003, the focus of her business shifted. She began to do what she had always wanted to do: just paint! . Mary Catherine has participated in a number of exhibits and shows in Austin, Corpus Christi, Rockport, and Port Aransas, Texas.
In 2009, Mary Catherine was named the official Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Days artist. Recent years have brought more honors her way – Mary Catherine was named the official 2010 / 2011 Texas Ducks Unlimited sponsor artist, the official 2011 artist for the San Antonio Assistance League Fiesta Gala, and the official artist for both the 12th and 13th Annual Earth Day – Bay Day, sponsored by the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation.
Drift Away in this amazingly relaxing, tranquil water meditation class. Water is known for its healing powers for the mind and body and your meditative journey will submerse your body with restoration and relaxation. Using floating meditation mats in our beautiful Pool Barn, you will find neutral buoyancy as you feel the stresses from daily life release as you drift away from it all.
An outdoor yoga experience to connect and find gratitude to each other and your surroundings *if inclement weather, class will be provided indoors.