Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Saturday, June 28 9-10 a.m.
This class will meet monthly, with each class based on a theme and an element of art and design. This month’s theme is form.
Saturday, June 28 1-2 p.m. Drawing in Comic Style
There is a $3 fee for materials payable to the instructor on the day of the program. Registration required.
I look forward to working with you this year!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Perhaps you are interested in developing your artistic skills to better express your vision. Perhaps you are ready to rediscover a joy of art. Perhaps you are seeking instructional classes that won't fit into your semester schedule. Perhaps you have a burning desire to create something meaningful to share with the world. Open Window Studio offers many such opportunities for "some serious fun!"
Although the flexibility of personalized private lessons at Open Window Studio allow you to design a path in creative discovery and technical skill custom tailored to your interests, there is a progression that may be beneficial for artists looking for solid development in the fundamentals of composition, media technique and specific skills. That path may look something like this:
NURTURING CREATIVE EXPRESSION
FUNDAMENTALS - Introduction to the Elements and Principles of Design
- Basic drawing skills
- Compositional design
- Color theory
- Understanding Perspective and Proportion
MEDIA TECHNIQUES - Drawing / Illustration
- Pastel Painting / Portraiture
- Acrylic Painting
- Oil Painting / Portraiture
- Pen & Ink
- Watercolor Painting
- Printmaking / Screenprinting
- Fashion, Fabrics and Textiles
- Sculpting / Hand Built Ceramics
- Collage / Bookmaking / Papercraft
SPECIALTIES - Figure / Comic / Fashion Illustration
- Landscape / Plein Aire
- Still life / Florals
- Animals / Pets / Horses / Wildlife / Journaling
- Abstract Expressionism
INTENSIVES - Fashion Design - Illustration, Construction, Textiles
- Architectural Design
- Art & Soul Yoga Workshops
- Adventures in Art ( Youth - multimedia )
- Art Appreciation
In addition, any of these specialties can be chosen as inspiration for work commissioned of Kelly Hughes, including murals, borders and backdrops, business logos / signage, pet portraits and custom painting projects.
Visit www.OpenWindowStudioArt.blogspot.com to learn more!
Please register online at http://www.yogaeast.abmp.com/
May 31 2:30 - 4:30
Let loose the shakti energy in a yoga dance, find balance in sculpting and in practicing balance poses as we discuss the need for balance in relationships.
June 28th 2:30 - 4:30
CYCLES AND SEASONS Nature Journaling
Learn the influences of the divine masculine and feminine in the process of writing, move with yoga energy flows, and enjoy the practice of observing nature to bring serenity, perspective, and sense of connection.
"Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life" - Picasso
Beneath the busyness of life flow deep, energetic impulses, creative currents, passions, and inspired communion. Too often the to-do lists and future plans distract from the soulful, nourishing life that can "currently" be enjoyed moment by moment. Yoga East Healing Arts studio is a unique space in which the meditative practices of yoga and creative expression are naturally and profoundly intertwined.
We invite you to slow down and allow these "currents" to soothe your busy mind, bring awareness and open you to a more creative flow. Art & Soul Currents introduce yoga postures and artful practices that transform stress into creative energy and inspire self-expression. In a supportive, non-competitive setting we invite expression in many forms, including song, story, interpretive dance, journaling, traditional craft and expressive art. Engaging in such nurturing daily practice can quiet the mind, sift through the clutter and create space for expansion, expression and playful possibility.
Workshops are offered every fourth Saturday of the month, beginning March 22nd. Please visit the studio website to register for monthly workshops and yoga classes at http://www.yogaeast.abmp.com
Sunday, June 15, 2014
A quote from Clarissa Pinkola Estes:
"Creativity is a shapechanger. One moment it takes this form, the next that. It is like a dazzling spirit who appears to us all, yet is hard to describe for no one agrees on what they saw in that brilliant flash. Are the wielding of pigments and canvas, or paint chips and wallpaper, evidence of its existence? How about pen and paper, flower borders on the garden path, building a university? Yes, yes. Ironing a collar well, cooking up a revolution? Yes. Touching with love the leaves of a plant, pulling down "the big deal," tying off the loom, finding one's voice, loving someone well? Yes. Catching the hot body of the newborn, raising a child to adulthood, helping raise a nation from its knees? Yes. Tending to a marriage like the orchard it is, digging for psychic gold, finding the shapely word, sewing a blue curtain? All are of the creative life. All these things are from the Wild Woman --the Rio Abajo Rio, the river beneath the river-- which flows and flows into our lives.
Some say the creative life is in ideas, some say it is in doing. It seems in most instances to be in a simple being. It is not in virtuosity, although that is very fine in itself. It is the love of something, having so much love for something --whether a person, a word, an image, an idea, the land, or humanity-- that all that can be done with the overflow is to create. It is not a matter of wanting to, not a singular act of will; one solely must."
Monday, June 9, 2014
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
It's summertime! At the conclusion of this week, school semesters come to a close and we all get to take some time for more leisurely activities at a more leisurely pace. With this slowing of schedules comes the opportunity to stop and smell the roses, and truly observe the people and things around us. Being attentive and observant is key to developing artistic skills. We must take time to observe and understand to meaningfully interpret the world around us.
So when you find yourself on a family camping trip, watching images flash by on a road trip, sitting poolside or watching a baseball game, have a sketch book with you and practice recording things that you notice, things that are interesting, anything you can see around you. In your interpretation of those things, in your attentive observance of those things, they take on a meaningful and sometimes magical quality. Look for it. You will find it.
Have a wonderfully magical summer! I look forward to more magical artistic adventures with you this fall.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Saturday, March 22 9-10 a.m.
This class will meet monthly, with each class based on a theme and an element of art and design. This month’s theme is color.
*Studio Art Adventures (grades 4-7)
Saturday, March 22 1-2 p.m. Tangled Line Drawings
An artistic embellishment or doodle can become an intricately woven “tangle”.