Workshops / Land Art Sessions / Creative Coaching

I encourage you to have daily adventures in your everyday life by noticing what is around you, expressing yourself creatively, and learning new things. What I wish for you is to see the world through fresh eyes – to see the beauty and magic, even while also seeing the darkness, despair, and suffering. Seeing and supporting the love, joy and magic in spite of the negativity, pain and fear, so you help to build the world that we truly want to create together.


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.


~ Marcel Proust ~

When we remember who we truly are,
part of this living, breathing world,
we, too, come home to ourselves.
We remember who and what truly matters.

~ Mary Reynolds Thompson ~

workshops

Some of my objectives for the workshops that I offer include:

  • planting seeds of creativity that help to grow a greener, better world for all of us
  • reminding you about your ability to play, explore and visually express yourself
  • helping you connect deeper to your own soul and to the world around you
  • weaving together art-making, spirituality, and an embodied connection to Mother Earth (respect for nature and our natural place within the web of life)

I joined Janetʼs Art class for a day of inspiration, wonder, fun, laughter and peace receiving carefully planned guidance to assist in moulding my creativity and ability. I found Janet to be very motivating, gentle, inspiring, knowledgeable, multi-talented and loved that criticism can be constructive!

Lindie Calitz, ‘Wanabeaartist’

Ek het die kunsklasse by Janet Botes vreeslik geniet. Sy het my die vryheid gegee om kuns op my manier en styl te doen. Dan wil ek net sê jammer ek het so vasgeskop teen die tekstuur oefeninge. Later agtergekom hoekom sy my so laat teksture teken. Baie dankie Janet vir jou geduld met jou probleem leerling.

Zelda, Wilderness

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land art sessions

Explore your creativity and experience the abundance & beauty of our planet and landscapes.

Land art – also called Earth art, environmental art, or nature art – involves the use of local natural materials such as soil, leaves, sand, or rock to create artistic expressions in outdoor spaces. The focus is on having a dialogue with the site or natural elements, and the art itself being temporary – the artwork is destroyed by the wind, incoming tide or by animals, and thus the artwork lives on in the mind of the artist(s) or as a photo, video or sketch.

These outdoor sessions give you the opportunity to explore & experience deeper connection and presence within the NOW moment. Not only do we not leave a lasting impact on the site, but this way of creating art also emphasizes the impermanence and flux of life – putting into focus how fragile and temporary our lives are in relation to geological time, even though we tend to strive so hard for longevity and eternal youth.

This is a must do experience if you love the outdoors… Janet makes you feel really at ease, and the entire experience is one big reconnection with nature.

Mahendran, Cape Town, South Africa

delve into your process

I offer custom-made creative coaching packages and sessions aimed at helping you develop at your pace, in the ways that supI offer custom-made creative coaching packages and sessions aimed at helping you develop at your pace, in the ways that support your creativity and personality the best. Within one-on-one sessions we discuss the ways that you feel most creative, what inspires you, your biggest challenges, and your biggest dreams. I offer suggestions and practices that would help you to integrate more creativity, personal expression, compassion, and conscious balance into your life.

Janet was absolutely a delight to work with, and the creative development plan she made me is thorough and full of great ideas! Highly recommended, I really appreciated her insights and expertise and I look forward to putting the plan into practice!

Taylor Jones

Janet went above and beyond what I expected. She is extremely sweet, and very interesting to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone. If you’re a creative, this service will honestly help you get some perspective and give you a good way to progress. Thanks again!

Pat Rao

Janet’s offer to create a creative development plan was amazing! Because of this, I started drawing again! She also gave many recommendations on what I can pursue and offers great encouragements along the way! Thanks Janet! 🙂

Kylie Chim

Explore, learn, be creative!

Contact me to talk about the ways in which you want to explore and expand your creativity.