Enhance your artistic skills and connect with creative individuals from around the world.

Are you ready to start creating masterpieces with the help of professional artists? Or, are you looking to connect with fellow artists, or find fresh inspiration? If the answer is yes, or even maybe, then you’re in the right place! In each of our specialized workshops, Artists from Agora Gallery in New York City lead participants in a variety of unique courses. As a student, you will have the opportunity to connect with other artists, develop your technical skills, and broaden or diversify your portfolio. 

So if you are ready to start creating masterpieces with artists from Agora Gallery in New York City, this is your chance! 

We recommend you sign up early, as the courses sell out quickly.

Our bodies, our minds and our art are intrinsically linked. Unleash your inner power into creative expression with our instructor Carisa Bledsoe. Each session begins with a brief moment of guided meditation and body exercises to help each participant harness their full creative energy into art and painting. Working primarily with watercolors, this workshop will help all become in-tune with the body's role in the creation of art. 

Artist Carisa Bledsoe’s course is rooted in three core principles: Healing, inspiration, and growth. The goal of this course is to hold space for the practice of self love and creative expression. She will lead students in thoughtful exercises for watercolor painting, catering to beginners through advanced students. She focuses on personal expression, and invites you to explore and express your feelings through imagery. Also known as narrative illustration, this is a fantastic skill for artists to grasp. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn the delicate art of watercolor illustration while learning so much about yourself! 

  Materials and Preparations

  • A list of needed materials:

    For your convenience, we teamed up with A Cherry on Top, art supplies. Order any product with a 20% discount using promo code AGORA20.
    You may choose any other supplier or product you prefer.

    ● Comfortable clothes
    ● Water based paint (i.e. watercolor, acrylic, tempera...)
    Paint brushes
    Drawing utensil(s) (pen, pencil, marker, etc...)
    ● Paper Masking tape or painter’s tape (optional)

  • You can also watch this as preparation:

  Meet your Instructor

Carisa Bledsoe

Carisa Bledsoe |  Visual and Performing Artist

Carisa is a yoga and meditation practitioner with particular interest in mind-body connections and how they lend towards a balance within oneself, the universe, and nature. She holds a degree in Interarts Performance (Interdisciplinary Art Practice) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U.S.A.) and is currently completing the second of two degrees in Benesh Movement Notation from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (France). In addition to working in movement consultation, notation, and research, Carisa’s art has been installed and performed in France and Brazil, as well as throughout the United States.


  What people are saying about the course

  5 star rating

Wonderful experience!

Stephanie Holznecht

Carisa was a great teacher. She opened up a whole new way of loving myself, and therefore loving my art. Before the class I was feeling so overwhelmed with everything going on in my life, and not just COVID-19, that the thought of picking up a paintbrush had become foreign to me. Carisa's class has helped teach myself to mediate and center myself before beginning to paint. It really helps! In no way have I become an expert in only six classes, but I have learned enough to help myself get over that stagnant hump, and for that I am thankful.

  5 star rating

So peaceful!

Anna Karambela

Excellent workshop. Carisa is a brilliant instructor and she has a great way of transmitting her positive and calm energy. Would definitely recommend to everyone, regardless of their artistic skills. I had no experience in creating art and this workshop helped me express my feelings on paper like never before. Thank you, Carisa!

  5 star rating

A Space Of Gratitude and Acceptance

Naphisabiang Khongwir

I was deeply moved by this session with Carisa. It has allowed me a space to be okay to be vulnerable and to be aware of the self. I will be carrying out this exercise in my daily routine.

  5 star rating

Very good workshop!

Fumi Lee

The instructor was extremely good, and this was such a fun workshop. If she conducts another workshop like this, I would love to join again. Highly recommended!

Join this unique experience of Body Mind Art

One-day workshop: $25
6 Weekly session: $325

Please let us know when is the best time for you.
We will do our best to coordinate with you one of our upcoming courses.

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