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Balance with Melanie Lan

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Tuesday, July 26, 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST

Cairn: (noun) a mound of stones raised for a purpose, usually as a navigational trail marker, memorial, or burial landmark. The word cairn comes from the Scottish Gaelic: càrn meaning "pile of stones."

This session is a meditation on balance; painting rock cairns as a symbol for finding equilibrium, we’ll combine intuitive painting exercises with short writing prompts to uncover how we bring balance into our own lives. How do we make space for everything we’re holding? This class is all about grounding and reminding yourself of your inner strength.

This workshop combines both my love for painting and my own personal practice in mental health and wellbeing. I aim to provide a safe space for reflection, introspection, and self care.

Join zoom 15 minutes early (4:45pm) for an informal meet and greet with the instructor and other class participants! Session instructions will begin promptly at 5:05pm PST so that everyone has plenty of time to join!


  • All your favorite watercolor paints
  • Watercolor paper (2 sheets)
  • Extra writing paper / journal, something to write notes on
  • Brushes (a wash brush for large surfaces, a size 6 or 8 filling in spaces and one smaller 0 - 2 for small details)
  • Mixing palette
  • Cup of water
  • Pencil
  • (Optional) masking tape / artist tape / washi tape
  • (Optional) white gouache
  • (Optional) rocks, if you’d like :)



    Melanie is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her MFA in painting at the Burren College of Art in Ireland and is interested in the intersection of wellness, mental health, and the creative process. In her free time Melanie is a selenophile who loves painting, cooking, hiking, reading, and learning fun animal acts.

    View more of Melanie’s work at and Instagram: @melanie.lan


    All workshops are recorded and the replay will be automatically available the day after class to everyone who paid for a spot! The link to the recording will expire 30 days after the date of the session.

    *Each class is currently capped at 40 people, but we will be offering 5 free spots per class to people with financial need. Email if you would like to request a spot. Free spots are first come, first serve.

    **If you’d like to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open up the spot! We are only able to refund if we’re notified at least 48 hours prior to the session.

    ***Links to sessions will be sent via email 24 hours and 15 minutes prior to the session; please check out using the email to which you’d like the link sent. If you have not received the link within 24 hours prior to the session, please check your spam folder first and email