...see Gallery for artwork by workshop participants...

Friday, June 15, 2012

the SEWING REBELLION - Chicagoland Chapter

Hosted by Pat Otto  
 is alive and well!
NOW meeting the 4th Thursday each month,
6:30-8:30 pm - always FREE

for all your mending needs & more!

Stop by after work for our Sew Happy Hour  with some sewing relax/action.  Be creative whilst emancipating yourself from the global garment industry by mending, altering, and/or making your own garments and accessories!

Please Bring: whatever you need to mend or sew, and any sewing paraphernalia you have to do it. No previous sewing experience needed.

Location: Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202

Free and open to the public the 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 pm.


to copy flyer, click here

Monday, June 4, 2012

Creative Drawing

with Pat Otto
June 5 - July 17, 2012
(off 7-3-12) -cancelled-
6 Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
$165 fee, 12 CEUs available* 

Do you ever wish you had stronger technical skills to bring to your creative process?  This is the class for you!  Artist and art therapist, Pat Otto provides a structure for the creative impulse to build upon and grow, teaching a greater vocabulary for self-expression by guiding participants through exercises on the basic fundamentals of art (such as line, value, form, shape, and composition).   

Non-traditional, meditative drawing tasks using pencil and paper are offered to stimulate the imagination as well as demonstrate the basic concepts.  As participants assimilate these foundational skills, a new level of comfort, awareness, and understanding may be experienced in working with art - their own and others.   All projects promote a participant’s developing skills in concert with their unique creative inklings.  

For beginners and those with experience in the creative arts. 

Please bring to first class:
  • Graphite Drawing Pencils: 2B, 4B, 6B, HB, 2H, 4H and 6H  (not charcoal)
  • 18 x 24 inch Drawing or Sketching Paper pad (not newsprint)
  • Eraser (Art Gum, Kneaded, Pink Pearl or plastic) 
  • Pencil Sharpener
To Register:  Contact Pat Otto preferably via email pat.otto@att.net or if unable, then call 773-577-9870 and leave a message.  Pre-registration is required.  Be advised tuition is refundable only if or when a workshop is canceled due to lack of enrollment.

Location:  Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 and visit Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com

*for course objectives, click here
  for flyer, click here