Hoffman Center Offers ‘Mindful Art’ Classes

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer four weekly “Mindful Art” classes during the month April. The sessions will meet on Thursdays the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, from 10 a.m. to noon each day.


Mandala by Karen Gale
Mandala by Karen Gale

Karen Gale will lead the instruction and tuition will be $20 per session. Any age and skill level can attend.


“‘Mindful Art’ is a series of classes that will allow students to explore their thoughts, feelings, and emotions as they discover their own inner artist,” said Gale. “We will focus on techniques that can be utilized daily to help reduces stress, identify and express emotions, and communicate through free form art.”


The four sessions will entitled “Lines, Doodles, and Tangles,” “Life Maps and Mandalas,” “Word Art,” and “Creative Self Portraits.”


Students will need to bring a sketch notebook, pencil, and colored pencils to each class, or $5 to purchase supplies.


Gale has been teaching art for eight years and is experienced to both beginning and experienced artists. She studied in the Department of Art and Design at Southern Utah University. She lives in Bay City, teaches art, paints, and is illustrating a children’s book.


Interested persons can register for the “Mindful Art” on-line at


The registration deadline is Apr. 3.


Questions about the class can be referred to Gale at [email protected].

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