a guest paints during an Alpine art class at The Lodge at Blue Sky
a guest paints during an Alpine art class at The Lodge at Blue Sky

Expressive Florals Painting in Gracie’s Gardens

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Our love of the land blooms as we gather at the farm in Three Sisters Garden for a range of creative painting exercises inspired by the blooming wildflowers surrounding you. Guests will select a handful of flowers from the garden to make a beautiful bouquet. Thereafter, local artist, Kara Aina, will facilitate a series of exercises transforming the still life to real life.

Kara Aina Bio

Kara Aina Art

Kara Jane Aina (pronounced Eye-Na) was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada. She attended art school at Mount Allison University in Canada then transferred to Brigham Young University in Utah where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She studied various mediums from figure drawing and painting to ceramics and bookbinding but decided to major in Intaglio and Lithography where she thoroughly enjoyed the process and precision that it required. Kara Jane also received an Art Education K-12 teaching certification and currently teaches grades 7-12 art. Although she loves teaching, pursuing her own creative instincts is her passion. She works primarily in watercolor and oil paint, ink and occasionally incorporates vintage ephemera and collage. Her work is inspired by connections and interactions she has with family, friends and nature. She paints abstracts, botanicals, landscapes and surface design fabric for apparel companies.

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