Art is Nourishing for the Soul

My name is Lesley Shakespeare-Brogan and I own Hope In Art Studio, located at 144 Mill St, Canandaigua NY. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate you will find something here to get excited about. Art has the ability to lift our spirits.

As a teacher I am here to inspire, give you the tools you need, teach you the right techniques and create an atmosphere you can socialize as well as learn in.

Many people are under the false assumption that art is a gift that people are born with. This notion could not be further from the truth. Even though there are varying degrees of creativity Art is a learned skill! All you need is desire and a good teacher! Beginners are my specialty!

There is always many exciting things going on at my studio.

From Paint n’ Sips, Date n’ Paints, Mother/Daughter workshops, Family Nights, Corporate & Work Team Parties and more.

Hold your own workshop! I come to you bringing all materials and instruction. Perfect for birthdays, girls nights, work parties or team building. All you have to do is choose the project you’d like to paint from You can also use my facility/studio for your paint party if you do not have space to hold one in your home.

Or come join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon of stillness, where you will learn the tools to relax and become a human “be”-ing instead of just a human “do”-ing!

This workshop will begin with an hour long gentle yoga class, taught by a registered yoga teacher, infused with deep stretching, mindfulness and mini-meditations.

We will then create a Mandala together on black paper using colored pencils. This process will be facilitated by short mindful meditations. The Mandala is an ancient symbol used to balance and center ourselves. This is a form of active meditation that combines the mindful based practice of art, science and spirituality. It also is a stress management tool and promotes physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

Come connect with your Self and with others!

$60 includes all supplies and British Cream Tea as a refreshment

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and a large beach towel  I LOVE to paint pet portraits and find myself even attaching to them by the time I complete the painting.

My fees depend on the size and medium but usually runs around $200 – $400.
Call/text/email me 585-727-4574 with questions.