Classes and workshops with Amy Guion Clay


My classes are for all levels and any water based media and drawing tools are welcome. Within the safe structure of the studio environment, anything goes, without judgement. It is about exploration, overriding fears, and being present with the sensory lusciousness of the materials. And mostly about discovering who you are without apology, excuses or limitations. I hope to see you in the studio soon!

TESTIMONIALS:

"Amy’s classes are a wonderful mix of inspiration, guidance, and support to find our own way. Starting with meditative moments to find our inner quiet, we begin painting with a sense of freedom and abandon which Amy calls “following the subtle beckoning.” We continue in this wild dance, experimenting and playing, listening and refining, until we come to a sense of completion.  Amy opened the doors to my own Creativity in a vital and important way for which I am deeply and eternally grateful."  Lynne Foote, Boulder, CO

"Amy is an inspiration as an artist and an expert instructor. She is one of those rare individuals who has it all: discipline, talent, compassion and experience. Amy is a wealth of knowledge and she will share it all with you without reservation. If you want your art to improve and your confidence to soar do yourself a favor and work with Amy. You will be amazed at the results!" Laura Rose, Boulder, CO

 

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Mining the Bog:
The fuel that drives the Art.

6 week Mixed media painting classes - 2 Tuesday evenings, Oct. 30 - Dec. 4, 6 - 9pm OR Wednesday mornings, Oct. 31 - Dec. 5 9:30am -12:30 pm $295.00 in Boulder, CO

As I sat by the peat fire in the cottage at my recent residency in Ireland, I reflected on the alchemical transformation of earthy compost matter into dense fuel to warm the body and soul. In this class, we will delve into a variety of techniques to mine the rich inner resources alway available to us when we let go of fear and resistance to discover our deeper, most…

My online course all about Artist Residencies is open!

If you are a creative of any discipline and you love to travel, artist residencies are the holy grail. Join me for my online class to learn  everything you need to know about attending an artist residency! I've been to over 20 residencies in 14 different countries and counting. Join me for this comprehensive online class:

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Mentoring with Amy Guion Clay

I provide private one-on-one mentoring for artists of all levels – by studio visit, phone or Skype calls. From the most beginning levels of setting up a studio practice, finding your unique creative voice, portfolio feedback, marketing toward galleries and exhibitions, and creating a compelling online presence through your website and social media. 

MORE KIND WORDS:

"Amy’s class jump started my ability to actualize my passion for painting. Her vision, insights and ability to transmit that knowledge to me has allowed me to see my own visions on canvas. Looking back through time when I was in grade school and then out in the world learning, I realize I have not had a mentor - someone whom I respect through their work, teaching, and the way they live their life to be called as such. I can now say I have my mentor and it’s you! So thank you - I wanted to experience this in my lifetime.” Kari Garen, Boulder, CO

"I signed up for Amy’s class not knowing what to expect. She created a safe, open and creative environment without judgment. As the weeks went on, we all grew individually and walked away with techniques and skills that I use today in my personal artwork. I am forever grateful for Amy sharing her expertise and encouragement in each class. “  Janice Ferrante, Boulder, CO

"I just completed a private lesson with Amy. I wanted a one-on-one session so I could get all my questions answered as we went along. Amy let me customize the class to focus on those skills I was most interested in learning and I loved it! Amy is a kind and supportive teacher and a session with her made me feel prepared to experiment and capture a wee bit of her magic!"  Rosemary Carstens Boulder, CO