Asking a Shadow to Dance

Art can be purifying | taught by Mary Beth Shaw

Course description

Throughout the layers of Asking a Shadow to Dance, you'll create a mysterious art journal background via words, chosen at first seemingly by chance yet ultimately by you.

Mary Beth Shaw
Mary Beth Shaw
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Mary Beth Shaw worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before she quit her job in 2000 to re-ignite a childhood love of art. She is now a full time painter and internationally known workshop instructor. Her creative process is largely self taught, spontaneous and joyful. She is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl , both published by F&W and is also a columnist for Somerset Studios Magazine.

In 2010, Mary Beth recognized a need for 'artist designed' stencils and created StencilGirl Products, which has quickly grown into a respected supplier of high quality stencils for all media. Living with her husband and three cats, Mary Beth is passionate about every moment of life.

- Mary Beth Shaw

Reviews (4)

Great art & life lesson here!

by Jennifer Moen
I enjoyed your approach to this exercise and can definitely use this technique in my art journal. Thanks so much!

Interesting technique.

by LUCY TYSON
This course is more about the journey of the mind for journaling. Mary Beth shows a technique I have never seen used before and it requires the artist to let go and be good to ones self.

by Sarah Robinson
What an incredible piece of art...thank you so much.....so much more than just a lesson!
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Great art & life lesson here!

by Jennifer Moen
I enjoyed your approach to this exercise and can definitely use this technique in my art journal. Thanks so much!

Interesting technique.

by LUCY TYSON
This course is more about the journey of the mind for journaling. Mary Beth shows a technique I have never seen used before and it requires the artist to let go and be good to ones self.

by Sarah Robinson
What an incredible piece of art...thank you so much.....so much more than just a lesson!

Phoenix Rising

by Retha Williams
This is a beautiful and helpful lesson, literally the Phoenix rising from the ashes, and just like the Phoenix, it can be used again and again for cleansing and stimulating the creative process. Mary Beth has provided a valuable tool for accessing and shaping the forces of expression.