Do you have a fear of the blank page or canvas?
Do you never know where to start, so you never do?
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How to use Words/Writing as Prompts for your Art
5 Quick and Easy Prompts with Words to Start your Art
to Keep you Creating Consistently and Easily
Born in Costa Rica,
Now serving art enthusiasts from all over the world with NEW on-line courses
We opened our doors to our in-person art studio in Costa Rica back in 2015. Hosting in-person classes for kids 5th grade and up, a vibrant Ladies Intuitive Painting Class, Paint Nights, Open Studio, summer and holiday camps for kids, and workshops with local artisans were our base. But, after the pandemic of 2020, we saw a need to move our classes on-line to reach more students at all times of the year, in any situation, and in any location. Same content, just on your terms in your home...how great is that?! We are super excited to be moving on-line and we can't wait to inspire and serve all of you!
Why the name "Sage Brush Art Studio":
We decided on Sage for many reasons (brush is fairly obvious!)....Sage is a color and means "wise, teacher of learning, wisdom." Sage is also something that artists like to burn before beginning their craft to clear their energy and lift spirits.
We wish sage wisdom, good energy,
and light spirits for all our artists!
Everything Happening at Sage Brush
Skill building content to help you progress along your artistic journey, gain confidence, and expand your knowledge.
Monthly or Yearly Memberships delivered every week or month (depending on the program) right to your inbox.
Public and Private Facebook communities for connection, advice, critiques. The best and surest way to connect with other like minded artists/families.
FAMILY FIRST ART PROGRAM
Family First is a pre-planned art program designed to keep families connected during the growing years with dedicated time together building connections and making memories.
Beginning January 2022!
LADIES INTUITIVE PAINTING MASTERCLASS
This Masterclass is for students who have gone thru all the courses on beginning Intuitive Painting and/or with approval from instructor. The community aspect of this masterclass is phenomenal and an added bonus to your art progression no matter your skill level (perfect style for beginners to advanced). Friendships and skill building together all in one! Annual art retreats are also an added bonus of this group. You will be so happy if you strive to join this group!
Class will open each September and January.
WEEKLY JOURNALING SESSION
There is nothing better than a consistent practice to ignite your creative spirit and fuel your JOY or to increase your skill level for your other art practices. No matter your art medium of choice, practice does bring progress and a regular creative practice will spill over into all areas of your life. This class is perfect for those who want to do art, but don't have as much time to dedicate to a master class or for those wanting to expand their creative muscles and bring creative Joy to their week.
Weekly Projects ~ Open year round.
KIDS ART EXPLORATION PROGRAM
This on-line art exploration program is for tweens and teens who can't get enough art at school, have too busy of a schedule to fit in one more after school activity, or who just LOVE all things art. We will explore painting, mixed media, water color, print making, and more. This is a wonderful way for teens to expand their love and knowledge of art while working from the comfort of home working at their own pace.
Join us.....we have lots of fun!
Classes Beginning January 2022
Sage Brush On-line Courses
What are the best brushes for painting and collaging, how to use them, and how to care for them.
Mark-making is a favorite skill utilized by painters, journalers, mixed media artists, and used most creative endeavors. Learn how to make marks and the tools to use them. Mark Making Prompt Sheet included.
This mini-course is all about COLOR....color basics, color mixing, color harmony, color schemes, color cravings, and is the basis for all painting. A skill building course to be revisited again and again.
This stand alone mini-course is all about the medium of collage. Collage can be used in journaling, craft making, or painting. It is the basis for all mixed media projects.
One of our favorite ways to teach how to SEE when drawing and painting. both Contour and Blind Contour Drawing is a fun way to approach drawing skills.
Negative Space Painting
Negative Space Painting is a continuation of the Intuitive Painting process and a great way for artists to take their skills to another level.
A mini-course required for all teen and adult classes. Perfect skill building exercises to get us all on the same page when we enter the classroom.
Intro to Intuitive painting
Intuitive Painting is our base for our Ladies Painting Masterclass. It is a wonderful way to learn painting or to expand your painting skills.
Blind Contour Drawing
"I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say in any other way - things that I had no words for."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
MEET YOUR CREATIVE GUIDE
Tanya Belz Rauzi
After years of traveling the world with her husband, Kurt, and their four children, Tanya opened Sage Brush Art Studio in Guanacaste, Costa Rica in 2015 with friend and fellow artist Kathy Teel Jones providing after school art exploration classes for tweens/teens and a vibrant Ladies Intuitive Painting Class. When the pandemic hit in 2020 a new plan to go on-line was formed and new courses were born from the fun and exploratory courses enjoyed inside the in-person studio. After 8 years in Costa Rica, Tanya and her family returned to their roots in the Bay Area in 2021.