Malas aren’t just beautiful pieces of jewelry – they’re also important mediums for peace and enlightenment. You’ll be introduced to the meditative use of malas for calming the mind and enhancing inner peace.
The creative process has been correlated with improved cognitive function – and it allows you to delve into your inner resources in a joyful and natural way. Our experts will inspire and guide you: Pick up a paintbrush, design and make beautiful jewelry or discover the meditative qualities of coloring – the possibilities are endless! Classes are limited to allow for personalized attention at all levels. Note: Fees may apply.
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Here’s just a sample of our exciting creative offerings:
Learn sculpting skills using self-hardening terra-cotta clay. Make a piece of art inspired by this beautiful material, ubiquitous throughout the Southwest.
Add sparkle to your Canyon Ranch T-shirt by hot-fixing colorful Swarovski® crystals onto the material.
Create a unique bracelet from a treasure trove of beads and clasps – then wear it as a reminder of your Canyon Ranch experience.
Create your own meaningful imagery in a beautiful mandala to take home with you, using colored pencils on black paper for a striking, luminous effect.
Learn the ancient art of Japanese braiding using colorful threads and a braiding disk. Make a stunning piece of jewelry.
Discover the meditative power of patterns drawn in ink. Create your own beautiful designs on smooth river stones using colorful pens. The results are true works of art!
In this easy and fun class, you’ll use tissue paper saturated with water to transfer color to a silk scarf. A variety of techniques can be used to apply the papers, and the effects are stunning and professional looking. You’ll leave with a beautiful new scarf, ready to wear.
Decorate a 3½-inch terrarium with desert plants, sand, crystal glass and rocks. This expressive art form, whether simple or intricate, inspires meditative attention while enhancing your environment. Tending a miniature indoor garden can be rewarding, and feeds a primordial desire to nurture living things.
Learn centuries-old techniques to make beautiful art paper flowers using colorful paints, papers and glitter.
Create a fashionable leather wrap bracelet by channeling beautiful beads between leather cords – our instructor will show you how! Take home an artistic memento of your Canyon Ranch stay.