Get your creative juices flowing at one of our many online art workshops.

Building on ten years of experience leading art camps in Guatemala with over 2,500 children and adults, the Athentikos team is now offering online workshop experiences. The live, interactive workshops are led by professional international artists encouraging personal growth through creativity. Take a single class or access all of them through the I AM ART Exchange Membership.

New online workshops are added each month.

Register for an upcoming live workshop below. By registering, you’ll receive the online link and be able to access a recording of the workshop. Single Workshop attendees can access the recording the week of the workshop; Exchange Members have access to all of the online workshops recordings. All workshops are great opportunities for kids 9+ years old and adults!

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CREATIVE JOURNALING

Five one-hour sessions with Amelia J. Moore

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JULY WORKSHOPS

Piñatas & Paper Basket-Weaving, Animal Sketching & Watercolor, Origami

WORKSHOP DETAILS & SCHEDULE

Piñata & Basket Weaving
On Demand Out Now!

Laura is from a small town in Mississippi, but has lived in Florida, Virginia, Georgia, and now currently resides in Minnesota. She spends her time teaching, creating, experimenting, and with her incredible family. She’s married to her wonderful husband, Nathan, and they have two awesome kiddos, Alice and Elijah. When not creating art or with her family, Laura enjoys naps, anime, anything Disney, video games, eating food that’s really bad for you, and daydreaming fantastic adventures that will never happen in real life. Laura has joyously been serving with Athentikos since 2015. Join this self- proclaimed weirdo today!

This fun workshop will have you making a pinata with paper-mache with a surprise twist! After creating individual pinatas, you’ll fill the pinata and of course hit and break it. Here’s the twist… you’ll then recycle the torn pieces into a beautful basket-weaving project! This workshop is a pre-recorded instructional workshop which is divided into 5 segments. Each segment is 5-10 minutes of instructions. Then you can lead your family through the project. We recommend not telling your kids about the twist so you can talk about their reactions to each segment. This is the perfect workshop to do for a week with your kiddos, so plan to spend about 30-60 minutes each day working on the projects. Take photos at each step and share them on social media! This project allows for you to talk about themes like identity, brokeness or sadness, recreating something beautiful from “trash” and confidence in our creation abilities! Enjoy!

  • Flour
  • Strips of Newsprint or Paper
  • Warm Water
  • Balloons
  • Tarps – Prep for a Mess!
  • Place to hang balloons to dry – rope, etc.
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Water Cup
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Candy (to fill Piñata)
  • Packing Tape
  • Large Sewing Needle
  • Fishing Wire
  • Long stick or broom (to hit the Piñata)
  • Bags to collect candy and broken project
  • Hot Glue & Gun
  • Two Round identical pieces of cardboard
  • Pony tail holder or rubber band
  • Candy from Piñata

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Sketching & Watercolor Animals
July 21 - July, 22, 2020

Kathlyn has spent the last seven years living and serving as a missionary in Guatemala. Ever since she can remember she has enjoyed any form of art/creativity. Struggling with perfectionism in the arts always had her discouraged but as she matured into adulthood she found ink and watercolors to be mediums that challenged that perfectionism. They offered opportunity to let go and embrace the process of growth and personal acceptance. Both mediums are not as forgiving as others and therefore have pushed her to accept the outcome and be grateful for the journey. Kathlyn is also a talented photographer and enjoys capturing stories of people and cultures.

Over the course of this two 90-minute session workshop, participants will learn some basic sketching techniques to aid in the drawing of cartoon and/or realistic animals. They will also learn how to use watercolors to bring their sketches to life. This is geared toward beginners however those who are practiced artists will enjoy the opportunity to create fun furry friends as well!

 

This class will be taught from 3:30 to 5:00 CDT

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Origami
July 28 - 29

Laura is from a small town in Mississippi, but has lived in Florida, Virginia, Georgia, and now currently resides in Minnesota. She spends her time teaching, creating, experimenting, and with her incredible family. She’s married to her wonderful husband, Nathan, and they have two awesome kiddos, Alice and Elijah. When not creating art or with her family, Laura enjoys naps, anime, anything Disney, video games, eating food that’s really bad for you, and daydreaming fantastic adventures that will never happen in real life. Laura has joyously been serving with Athentikos since 2015. Join this self- proclaimed weirdo today!

 

This workshop will be taught from 3:30 – 5:00 PM CDT.

This two 90-minute segment we will learn how to make several origami art: optical illusion, swan, butterfly, origami ball. Origami is folding paper in various ways which is calming and helps with focus. In addition to the folding, we will also color and learn some zentangle. This workshop is great for all ages. Smaller children make need some help following the folding instructions.

  • Paper: 3 pieces of 8×11 Card Stock (white or any color) If you have white, you’ll color it which is a lot of fun. You only need these three sheets, however … you can experiment with other paper like Origami paper, regular printer paper and post-it notes. Thinner paper is easier to fold, but you do need card stock for the Origami Balls. Additional paper will allow you to make multiples of the various pieces as well.
  • Markers or Sharpies – various colors
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue (optional)
  • Hole Puncher (optional)

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Mindfulness & Creative Journaling
Available in Exchange Library

Amelia is a co-founder of Athentikos and a professional photographer. www.ameliajmoore.com Tina serves children and adults by teaching yoga, mindfulness, and meditation in a FUN and meaningful way. https://kiddingaroundyoga.com/yogi/tina

Amelia Moore of Athentikos teams up with Tina Breede to bring you a unique approach to Creative Journaling by incorporating movement practices to inspire creative expression. During this weekly workshop they are teaming up to inspire a mindful journal response centered around simple stretching poses anyone can do. Each workshop will begin with simple stretches to get our mind and body open to creativity. Then we explore simple watercolor techniques, brushes for those techniques and the ink techniques of Line Patterns, Fun Zendoodle and Stippling to give you some great resources to express yourself and relieve stress!

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Clay Modeling
Available in Exchange Library

Morena is a vibrant Guatemalan artist, graphic designer and enthusiastic of experimental art. She has been teaching model clay since 2016 at universities, kids events, and several exhibitions. Morena has published two beautiful children’s books. She likes to share the art of using modeling clay as a way of art for all ages and professions to engage in art and understand the power of creativity. Morena has been serving with Athentikos since 2019.

In this workshop we will learn different techniques to create new colors, textures, and characters using modeling clay, it would be a great chance to take your imagination to 3D. You’ll love interacting with the clay, creating details and beautiful shapes that express your own story. While clay is something all kids love, we encourage adults to join this hands on workshop as well.

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Painting
Available in Exchange Library

Laura is from a small town in Mississippi, but has lived in Florida, Virginia, Georgia, and now currently resides in Minnesota. She spends her time teaching, creating, experimenting, and with her incredible family. She’s married to her wonderful husband, Nathan, and they have two awesome kiddos, Alice and Elijah. When not creating art or with her family, Laura enjoys naps, anime, anything Disney, video games, eating food that’s really bad for you, and daydreaming fantastic adventures that will never happen in real life. Laura has joyously been serving with Athentikos since 2015. Join this self- proclaimed weirdo today!

In this workshop we will discover how the simplicity of one meaningful color can become an incredible work of art through monochromatic painting. We will also experiment with light and dark themes around what it means in relation to our environment through choosing a spirit animal. Using unique acrylic painting methods, we can realize how even though we may be in the dark, we still shine as God’s masterpieces. I might not be Bob Ross, but I can walk you through this painting in a way that will make you proud of what you have created! Join me, your “hot mess host” as we paint our way to understanding more about being in the dark, and why it can sometimes be a good thing!

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Printmaking
Available in Exchange Library

This workshop will be taught by Jennifer Galvin. She has a degree in art, with an emphasis in graphic design, but her current portfolio is primarily composed of pulp paintings. The pulp paintings are created out of recycled materials such as recycled jeans, t-shirts, mat board, and plant fiber. Jennifer loves to take what is being discarded, what other people consider trash, and turn it into something beautiful. She loves the hope that comes from making something new out of something that people see as used up—seeing beauty in the broken, hope where there is hopelessness. Recycling is very much a part of the art process for her. Jennifer Galvin is a member of: The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts and The International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA). She has volunteered with Athentikos since 2016. You can find her art online at www.jennifergalvin.com.

Printmaking is an amazing media that is full of exciting possibilities. During this workshop, we will explore color and mixing inks. We’ll also explore several different types of printmaking, including block printing. We’ll make some beautiful prints and learn lots of techniques that you can use alone or add to your mixed media process and your creative journals! We will make a collagraph from cardboard that will feature our initials and focus on how we are all uniquely made. This technique uses a board with collage materials glued onto it to form a relief surface with a variety of textures. We will also explore some mixed media techniques which will symbolize how there is hope in the broken and how we are all uniquely made. This workshop will focus on printmaking, finding hope in our art and our world, and enjoying the art making process!

  • 10 brown bags flat bags for each student (6×9)  Other option: brown lunch bags (but the above bags are preferred) 
  •   Paper (just printer paper, various colors)
  •   Black Cardstock (optional)
  •   Paper Plates (or you can use a regular plate and wash it)
  •   Brayers (or you can use a large paintbrush)
  •   Water based printing ink (or acrylic paint if you don’t have ink, but it dries faster, so it might be harder to print), various colors (preferably Dick Blick)
  •   Cut pieces of Cardboard 8×10
  •   Other Cardboard 
  •   String
  •   Styrofoam Plates
  •   Paintbrushes
  •   Wooden spoon
  •   Foam printing material for block printing (either bought or very clean meat trays)
  •   Wax paper
  •   Tablecloths/drop cloths to protect floors or table
  •   glue sticks
  •   scissors

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Lettering
Available in Exchange Library

Alejandra Barillas is a Guatemalan graphic designer. She is also a professor, lover of letters and of everything hand made. She has managed to merge her two passions, design and typography to be able to translate them into different products. She loves to teach and share what she has learned in these years of practice.

In this workshop we will learn the basic principles of lettering, with different styles, construction of letters, words and compositions. We will do it step by step so you can enjoy this fascinating world of letters. Little by little you will see how you develop the skill and how you will start making your own creations.

 

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REGISTRATION OPTIONS

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EXCHANGE MEMBERSHIP

Become an annual I AM ART Exchange Member  for $18 per month or $198 per year and participate in unlimited workshops hosted live with access to our full recorded library PLUS you will be giving restorative art-based tools for children in Guatemala.

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Join The I AM ART Exchange Year-Long Membership

$18/ Month or $198/ Year

Gives you access to all workshops, both live and recorded.

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Provides one child in Guatemala a personal art kit and a scholarship to an I AM ART camp.

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Resources our partner organizations.

We welcome you to consider adding to your monthly donation to give more children this opportunity. All gifts through the Exchange Program are a tax-deductible donation.

The $18/ month is a monthly recurring donation for a year. Or pay for the year up front for $198 and receive a FREE MONTH!

FAQs

I am part of the I AM ART Exchange, do I need to register for the workshops?

Yes! Register for the workshops you plan to attend. We will send you daily workshop emails during the course.

What is the format of the workshops?

Each workshop is a live, interactive session offered at various times. Some workshops will be multiple days. Check the schedule above for specific details.

What materials will be required for the online workshops?

Each workshop leader will provide a specific materials list. We recommend that you register for a workshop at least a week prior for time to collect or purchase the materials. The intention of the workshop will give you skills and inspiration to continue art making after the workshop so the materials will be used well after the workshop! 

Who can participate in the online workshops?

All artists and aspiring artists can participate. Adults and children nine-years old and above are welcome to join! Yes, adults this is for you too!!

What if I can’t make the live workshop?

If you have the I AM ART Exchange Membership you can have access any workshop at your convenience. Single Workshop attendees will have access to the recording during the week of the workshop. 

When will you post the next set of Live Workshops?

The Workshop schedule will be announced at the end of each month. 

Can families participate in the online workshops together?

Yes! Join the monthly I AM ART Exchange or register for a single class for your family to participate. The sessions will be interactive and are open to children nine-years-old and above. We believe all participants will be inspired through a very meaningful shared experience. 

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