Carianne James


Carianne is an accomplished painter, artist, and artisan who’s been teaching art and creativity classes to adults, children, and teens for the past 18 years. Her "out of the box" techniques help people loosen up, drop their self-judgments, and feel a joyful, creative flow. Her style is playful, non-threatening, and affirmative. Her understanding of creativity and its power to heal and awaken inspired the creation of her unique approach. Carianne’s classes are designed to help people access their inner wisdom, humor, playfulness, fire, and joy, all as a means to enrich one’s life. Her style naturally reminds people of infinite possibility.

She is a long time resident of Ananda Village and is the mother of two inspiring, creative daughters who are currently 15 and 20.



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