Healing India Creative Arts by Leisa Antonio-Hearps is based in Perth AUSTRALIA offering creative workshops & multi-disciplinary handcrafted decorative & functional home & gift wares inspired by Indian & Bohemian influences.
I enjoy the challenge to apply sustainable principles across my work by sourcing recycled materials, combining these with new & re-purposed materials to create beautiful textile, glass, jewellery, home & gift wares.
The creative workshops offered are ever-evolving based on the materials which I come across & explore the theme of "turning lost materials into found designs".
Each workshop is a wonderfully creative shared learning experience for all; throughout workshops, we share & learn new repurposing techniques from each other & see our individual creations evolve, celebrating that we are each unique creative artists at heart.
Workshops are guided in an enjoyable, fun, patient & gentle way & include: Up-cycled Textile & Natural Fibres Basketry, Rag Rugs, Weaving, Macramé, Non-toxic gentle methods of Textile Indian Block printing & painting, Batik art & 1:1 tuition for Glass Art & Mosaics.
Nature play, sustainable and Indian inspired cultural creative workshops for festivals & events are offered by request.
MY CREATIVE & EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY As far back as I can recall, I have been creating by imagining what things can become, turning the lost into something new, foraging & using whatever comes my way to create... always having joy for remaking & for working alongside people.
In 2000 I studied a Bachelor of Social Sciences & began working in the Youth & Community Services sector in Perth, WA developing & facilitating creative & educational workshops & programs with a focus upon self care, creativity, life-skills & community. In 2006, I commenced learning the glass fusing, slumping, kiln fired art-form under the wing of an artist & I am constantly continuing to learn, develop & explore contemporary & traditional forms of creative arts including attending Dressmaking, Fashion and Sustainability & Mixed media workshops.
I continue to combine my work across the private & community based sector in Perth developing & facilitating educational life skills & creative workshops & programs with an emphasis on social responsibility & "slowing down fast fashion by re-purposing clothing & fashion designers textile & fibre waste".
I have been blessed to be part of my Local Community Arts Exhibitions over 2 years; in 2014 I was awarded The Cockburn Community & Cultural Council Inc. 2014 Public Vote Award and a Merit Certificate for my Glass entry; In 2015 I was awarded a First Prize Award for my glass jewellery entry.
MY GLASS WORK DESIGNS Using the fusing, slumping and kiln fired warm glass art-form, I'm inspired by being able to reform & recreate fractured, scrap & cut glass into functional jewellery & into small to medium functional & decorative pieces including bowls, clocks, incense holders, coasters, platters, home & gift wares.
WORKSHOPS: Dates, times & all details are available by downloading my current program on the "CREATIVE ART WORKSHOPS" page.
WORKSHOPS & PROGRAMS BY LADY LANGUAGE CONSULTANCY
Through my "Lady Language Consultancy Services" workshop offerings, I develop & facilitate workshops in job search & life skills topics.
Offering facilitated workshops & programs in the following areas; *Job searching skills building workshops & programs. *Development & Facilitation of tailored programs for the youth & community service sector. *Life skills workshops & programs encompassing Nurturing of self, Positive self-regard, Resilience building, Confidence in self & Living authentically. More information on each of these on the “Life skills WORKSHOPS” page of my website.
My designs available for purchase, @ "Gift store" page.
POSTAGE & ONLINE WORKSHOPS OFFERED AUSTRALIA WIDE
Thanks for visiting my website, Leisa.
PH: 0415 111 374