MAYfest 2017: Meet the Artists
Find the artist within you at MAYfest! Artists like Nicole Renninger and Christina DiMarco are onsite all weekend to guide you through a variety of unique art classes to unlock your maximum creativity.
Nicole Renninger has nearly a decade of experience teaching art to public school students and community organizations in the Northeast. She acquired her art teacher accreditation from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Join Nicole for several classes during MAYfest, including Coloring for Adults, Dharma Art, Mandala Rock Painting, and more.
At Coloring for Adults, Nicole will guide you through creating and designing your own sketchbook. Then, Nicole will help you channel your creative spirit and fill your sketchbook with a rainbow of colors. Coloring is not just for children anymore. Adults will enjoy the meditative and therapeutic benefits found in coloring, as it promotes being in the present moment.
Join Nicole again on Saturday for a class on Dharma Art. This class also encourages meditation through art and is a welcome addition to the MAYfest lineup. During Dharma Art, Nicole will teach you how to activate your subconscious mind and channel your inner artist into a new creative outlet. You will then create imagery based on your surroundings, scenic Surprise Lake, as well as what you found in your subconscious mind.
Nicole is also teaching two classes about mandalas. Mandalas are spiritual and ritual symbols, used throughout history in many religions and cultures. Mandalas are often represented as a circle with a geometric pattern. During her Mandala Rock Painting class on Sunday, Nicole will share her wisdom about this ancient form of art. She will then guide you through painting your own mandala on a rock. Participants are welcome to bring a meaningful rock, perhaps from their own garden, or use one provided.
Christina DiMarco is a Hudson Valley native who has over 30 years of experience teaching art, particularly suminagashi and Turkish marbling. She is bringing her extensive experience to MAYfest to teach two classes on suminagashi marbling. Suminagashi is an ancient Japanese practice of “floating ink” on plain paper in order to create an elegant marbled effect. During her Sunday classes, Christina will teach you how to use create your own suminagashi piece using black sumi and colored inks. Your suminagashi piece can stand on its own or be incorporated into other art projects at MAYfest or in the future.
Join artists like Nicole, Christina, and many more at MAYfest to express your creativity in a supportive environment, learn how to use art as a mindfulness and meditative practice, and create keepsakes to remind you of your time at MAYfest all year long.
For tickets and more information, please visit: mayfestny.com