Meet Our Instructors: Helen Plehn
Helen Plehn is an intuitive painter, certified crystal healer, third generation Fengshui master and spiritual teacher based in Huntington Beach, California. She is also a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga and meditation teacher, Ayurveda practitioner, and a passionate Flamenco dancer. Her work has been exhibited in the Orange County Fine Arts Showcase Gallery and the Huntington Beach Art Center. Additionally, she teaches acrylic painting at the Sherman Library and Gardens in Newport Beach, California.
Helen will be teaching an Expressive Floral Painting class on Friday afternoons and a Meditation as a Daily Practice class on Wednesday afternoons in Spring 2022 at the Huntington Beach Art Center. Meditation has been her daily practice since 2012.
Born and raised in China, her father was a Chinese traditional painter and calligrapher. Since being a kid, she accompanied her father sketching in nature and taking his art classes in the backseat. She moved to the U.S. and obtained her master’s degree in Interior Architecture and Ph.D. degree in Experience Design. Prior to becoming a full-time artist and spiritual teacher, she was a Fengshui interior designer and surface pattern designer.
Because of her spiritual practices, she sees colors as energies; in fact, everything is energy. Her art is about joy, beauty, and wisdom. You can feel them in the vibrant and saturated colors, joyful objects of life, and expressive, energetic brushstrokes. Synchronizing colors, crystals, and symbols energies to manifest a piece is her expertise. She deeply believes that at her soul level, joy and beauty are its expressions. Her ancient soul was a wise teacher and healer and her humanness asks her to lead and create.
Helen will be teaching these fantastic classes in the spring of 2022:
Expressive Floral Painting
Join this acrylic floral painting class to explore the symbolic magic of flowers. Inspired by Georgia O' Keeffe, Expressionism, and Modernism, we are going to play with proportion, scale, line, color, composition, and various brushstrokes. We will channel our emotions and energies into our paintings expressively. $40 material fee.
Helen Plehn | Studio
251656-4A 18-99 yrs Fri 4/1-4/29 3:30-4:30pm $191/166
251656-4B 18-99 yrs Fri 5/13-6/10 3:30-4:30pm $191/166
Meditation as a Daily Practice
This class introduces you to various meditation techniques from different traditions. The goal is to find a practice for you to achieve calm, joy, unconditional self-love, and inner fulfillment. Some practices include mindful gazing at artworks, loving-kindness meditation, sound bathing, mantra meditation, and moving meditation.
Helen Plehn | Multipurpose Room
251551-4A 18-99 yrs Wed 3/30-4/27 3:30-4:30pm $156/135
251551-4B 18-99 yrs Wed 5/11-6/8 3:30-4:30pm $156/135
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