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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Creative Drawing

January 11-February 15, 2011
6 Tuesdays - choose am or pm group
10 am-12
pm -OR- 6:30-8:30 pm

with Pat Otto
$125, 12 ceus offered

Do you ever wish you had stronger technical skills to bring to your creative process? This is the class for you! Art therapist and drawing instructor 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, composition). Non-traditional, meditative drawing tasks are given to stimulate the imagination as well as demonstrate the basic concepts. For beginners and those with experience in the creative arts.

Those continuing the course will move into drawing light and energy on black paper based on the skills they have acquired. Color theory will be introduced, with forays into sacred geometry as a format for exploration and illumination. Independendent study projects are encouraged as participants develop and draw upon their own creative inklings.
*To see artwork from previous classes, click Gallery and scroll down to Creative Drawing.

To register
for Creating Drawing contact the C.G. Jung Center of Evanston at
www.cgjungcenter.org or call 847-475-4848 x 221. There is a $15 fee for 12 CEUs. Note pre-registration is required as enrollment is limited to 7 participants.

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

Please bring to first class:
  • Graphite Drawing Pencils: 2B, 4B, 6B, HB, 2H, 4H and 6H
  • 18 x 24 inch Drawing or Sketching Paper (not newsprint)
  • Eraser (Art Gum, Kneaded, Pink Pearl or plastic)
  • Pencil Sharpener

Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of Mandala

Winter 2011: (Stages 0-1, 2 & 3)
alternate T
hursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
choose group a or b:
(a) Jan. 6, 2
0, Feb. 3, 17, Mar. 3 & 17.
(b) Jan. 13, 26, Feb. 10, 24, Mar. 10 & 24.
with Pat Otto
Fee for 3-month session: $125* 12 CEUs
Come join our sacred circle - giving yourself all the time and space you need - allowing your creative spirit to bring forth imagery that is full of meaning. The Great Round of Mandala as developed by Joan Kellogg (Mandala: the Path of Beauty, 1984) offers us an archetypal source and structure for our art-making and for self-actualization.

Mandalas, or circle forms, have been used for centuries in spiritual traditions around the world as a focus for meditation, healing and creative expression. As we give ourselves permission to become creatively involved, our experiences deepen, giving our art-making - our creations - an opportunity to evolve, to grow and to make manifest. With the intention of creating mandalas as symbolic reflections of our own personal development in the Great Round - a cyclical pattern of wholeness is generated.

We will devote 2 Thursdays a month for each stage,
starting with Stage 0: Clear Light in January. And likewise move through the remaining archetypal stages of the cyclical patterns of personal growth: the Void, Bliss, Labyrinth, Beginning, Target, Dragon Fight, Squaring the Circle, Functioning Ego, Crystallization, Gates of Death, Fragmentation, and Transcendent Ecstasy.

The Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of Mandala workshop is for those who wish to move through its cycle of life exploring each stage using art-making as a vehicle for creative expression and reflection of one’s inner and outer worlds. (To see artwork from previous workshops, click Gallery.)

To Register: contact Pat Otto via email at pat.otto@att.net or call 773-577-9870. Workshop is limited to 7 participants, so pre-registration/ payment is necessary. Fee for 3-month quarter: $125. 12 CEUs are available per quarter for a $15 fee.
*Workshops are divided into 4 quarters of 3 months each: Winter, Spring Summer and Fall.
Winter: see dates listed above. (Stages 0-1, 2 & 3).
Spring: Apr. 7, 21, May 5, 19, Jun. 2, 16, 2011 (Stages 4, 5 & 6).
Summer: Jul. 7, 21, Aug. 4, 13, Sep. 1, 14, 2011
(Stages 7, 8 & 9).
Fall: TBA (Stages 10, 11 & 12).
Be advised tuition is refundable only if or when a workshop is canceled due to lack of initial enrollment.
Location: Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 http://bluelotusartstudio.blogspot.com
See Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com
Please Bring: Journal/ Sketchbook and your favorite pen. Some art materials will be available.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Creative Drawing: Fall II 2010

November 16-December 21, 2010
6 Tuesdays 10 am-12 pm OR 6:30-8:30 pm
Introduction to, & Continuing
Crea
tive Drawing
with Pat Otto
$125, 12 ceus offered

Do you ever wish you had stronger technical skills to bring to your creative process? This is the class for you! Art therapist and drawing instructor 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, composition). Non-traditional, meditative drawing tasks are given to stimulate the imagination as well as demonstrate the basic concepts. For beginners and those with experience in the creative arts.

Continuing participants will move into drawing light and energy on black paper based on the skills they have acquired. Color theory will be introduced, with sacred geometry being the format for its exploration and illumination. (To see artwork from previous classes, click Gallery and scroll down to Creative Drawing.)

To Register: contact Pat Otto via email at pat.otto@att.net, or call 773-577-9870. Please note pre-registration/ payment is requested to hold your place as class size is limited to 8. There is a $15 fee for CEUs. Visit Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com
Location: Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 http://bluelotusartstudio.blogspot.com

Please bring
  • intro class: Graphite Drawing Pencils: 2B, 4B, 6B, HB, 2H, 4H and 6H; Drawing or Sketching Paper Pad (18 x 24 inches); Eraser (Art Gum, Kneaded, Pink Pearl or plastic); and a Pencil Sharpener
  • continuing class: Prismacolor Pencils: #938 White (2), #905 Aquamarine, #930 Magenta, #916 Canary Yellow, #913 Spring Green, #918 Orange, #932 Violet and #935 Black; Black Paper: Strathmore Artagain Black paper pad, or Strathmore Charcoal Paper pad, or Canson Mi-tentes Black Charcoal Paper

The Artist's Way: Winter 2011

January 11 - February 15, 2011
6 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
The Artist's Way:
A Creativity Group

with Pat Otto
$125, 12 ceus offered

You are invited to join our circle and commit to the exploration and development of your own creative gifts - in whatever form they may take. The circle allows each person's creativity to come forth, and nurtures it along the way - from the darkness of conception through the awkwardness of its first steps of moving into the world. Within this supportive atmosphere, we will explore a range of developmental stages through art-making, along with meditation, journaling and sharing.

In making art, we will experience our own unique creative process and gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for its rich significance in our patterns of being. In so doing, we become aware of how our creative process may be reflected in both our artwork and our daily life.

This 6-week workshop is facilitated by artist, art therapist and art educator Patricia Otto and will focus on the first 6 chapters/ themes of Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way: safety, identity, power, integrity, possibility and abundance. A second 6-week workshop follows that will focus on the final 6 chapters of her book: connection, strength, compassion, self-protection, autonomy and faith.
(To see artwork from previous workshop, click Gallery and scroll down to Artist's Way.)

To Register: contact Pat Otto via email at pat.otto@att.net, or call 773-577-9870. Please note pre-registration/ payment is requested to hold your place as class size is limited to 7. There is a $15 fee for CEUs. Visit Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com

Location: Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 http://bluelotusartstudio.blogspot.com

Please bring: journal or sketchbook and simple art supplies. Some art materials will be available.

~The great artist is wise, All That Is, is in her art, she puts divinity into things,
she converses with her own heart.~

Great Round of Mandala: Winter 2011

Winter: Jan. 6, 20, Feb. 3, 17, Mar. 3 & 17, 2011 (Stages 0-1, 2 & 3), 12 CEUs offered
alternate Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
The Archetypal Stages of the
Great Round of Mandala
with Pat Otto
Fee for 3-month session: $125*

Come join our sacred circle - giving yourself all the time and space you need - allowing your creative spirit to bring forth imagery that is full of meaning. The Great Round of Mandala as developed by Joan Kellogg (Mandala: the Path of Beauty, 1984) offers us an archetypal source and structure for our art-making and for self-actualization.

Mandalas, or circle forms, have been used for centuries in spiritual traditions around the world as a focus for meditation, healing and creative expression. As we give ourselves permission to become creatively involved, our experiences deepen, giving our art-making - our creations - an opportunity to evolve, to grow and to make manifest. With the intention of creating mandalas as symbolic reflections of our own personal development in the Great Round - a cyclical pattern of wholeness is generated.

We will devote 2 Thursdays a month for each stage,
starting with Stage 0: Clear Light in January. And likewise move through the remaining archetypal stages of the cyclical patterns of personal growth: the Void, Bliss, Labyrinth, Beginning, Target, Dragon Fight, Squaring the Circle, Functioning Ego, Crystallization, Gates of Death, Fragmentation, and Transcendent Ecstasy.

The Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of Mandala workshop is for those who wish to move through its cycle of life exploring each stage using art-making as a vehicle for creative expression and reflection of one’s inner and outer worlds. (To see artwork from previous workshops, click Gallery.)

To Register: contact Pat Otto via email at pat.otto@att.net or call 773-577-9870. Workshop is limited to 7 participants, so pre-registration/ payment is advised. Fee for 3-month quarter: $125. 12 CEUs are available per quarter for a $15 fee.
*Workshops are divided into 4 quarters of 3 months each: Winter, Spring Summer and Fall.
Winter: Jan. 6, 20, Feb. 3, 17, Mar. 3 & 17, 2011 (Stages 0-1, 2 & 3).
Spring: Apr. 7, 21, May 5, 19, Jun. 2, 16, 2011 (Stages 4, 5 & 6).
Summer: Jul. 7, 21, Aug. 4, 13, Sep. 1, 14, 2011
(Stages 7, 8 & 9).
Fall 2011: TBA (Stages 10, 11 & 12).
Discounts available with advanced payment for all 4 workshops.

Be advised tuition is refundable only if or when a workshop is canceled due to lack of initial enrollment.

Location: Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 http://bluelotusartstudio.blogspot.com
See Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com
Please Bring: Journal/ Sketchbook and your favorite pen.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Round Table Artists’ Talk & Workshop

Wednesday, 10-20-10
6-7:30 pm, FREE

Caged Dresses, Floating Kimono

with Pat Otto


You are invited to a round table artists' talk about the creative process involved in using one's artwork as a means and method of destruction and reconstruction. Artist, art therapist, and art teacher, Pat Otto will briefly describe her creative process as it results in the kimono and caged dresses currently in exhibition at Dittmar Memorial Gallery.

Participants will be encouraged to creatively destroy and re-create their old works of art into new forms by following their own unique creative process. Those interested in this experiential component, are asked to bring their own old or unwanted paper artwork, magazines, junk mail, etc. Additional supplies/tools will be provided such as scissors, glue, tape, needle and thread, string, etc.

Otto’s “Caged Dresses, Floating Kimono” opens Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 1 at the Dittmar Gallery, located on the first floor of Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive, on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. The exhibition is free and open to the public 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm. The Artists' Talk & Workshop will be held in the Gallery. Parking is free after 4pm in the lot off Campus Drive nearest the Norris University Center.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Great Round of Mandala Workshop

next session Fall: Oct. 7, 21, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2 & 16, 2010, 12 CEUs offered
alternate Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
The Archetypal Stages of the
Great Round of Mandala
with Pat Otto
Fee for 3-month session: $125*

Come join our sacred circle - giving yourself all the time and space you need - allowing your creative spirit to bring forth imagery that is full of meaning. The Great Round of Mandala as developed by Joan Kellogg (Mandala: the Path of Beauty, 1984) offers us an archetypal source and structure for our art-making and for self-actualization.

Mandalas, or circle forms, have been used for centuries in spiritual traditions around the world as a focus for meditation, healing and creative expression. As we give ourselves permission to become creatively involved, our experiences deepen, giving our art-making - our creations - an opportunity to evolve, to grow and to make manifest. With the intention of creating mandalas as symbolic reflections of our own personal development in the Great Round - a cyclical pattern of wholeness is generated.

We will devote 2 Thursdays a month for each stage,
starting with Stage 0: Clear Light. And likewise move through the remaining archetypal stages of the cyclical patterns of personal growth: the Void, Bliss, Labyrinth, Beginning, Target, Dragon Fight, Squaring the Circle, Functioning Ego, Crystallization, Gates of Death, Fragmentation, and Transcendent Ecstasy.

The Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of Mandala workshop is for those who wish to move through its cycle of life exploring each stage using art-making as a vehicle for creative expression and reflection of one’s inner and outer worlds. (To see artwork from previous workshops, click Gallery.)

To Register: contact Pat Otto via email at pat.otto@att.net or call 773-577-9870. Workshop is limited to 7 participants, so pre-registration/ payment is advised. Fee for 3-month quarter: $125. *Workshops are divided into 4 quarters of 3 months each: Winter, Spring Summer and Fall.
Winter: Jan. 6, 20, Feb. 3, 17, Mar. 3 & 17, 2011 (Stages 0-1, 2 & 3).
Spring: Apr. 7, 21, May 5, 19, Jun. 2, 16, 2011 (Stages 4, 5 & 6).
Summer: Jul. 7, 21, Aug. 4, 13, Sep. 1, 14, 2011
(Stages 7, 8 & 9).
Fall 2011: TBA (Stages 10, 11 & 12).
Discounts available with advanced payment for all 4 workshops.

Be advised tuition is refundable only if or when a workshop is canceled due to lack of initial enrollment.

12 CEUs are available per quarter for a $15 fee.

Location: Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 http://bluelotusartstudio.blogspot.com
See Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com
Please Bring: Journal/ Sketchbook and your favorite pen.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Artist's Way: Fall 2010

September 28-November 2, 2010
6 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, 12 ceus offered.
The Artist's Way:
A Creativity Group

with Pat Otto
$125

You are invited to join our circle and commit to the exploration and development of your own creative gifts - in whatever form they may take. The circle allows each person's creativity to come forth, and nurtures it along the way - from the darkness of conception through the awkwardness of its first steps of moving into the world. Within this supportive atmosphere, we will explore a range of developmental stages through art-making, along with meditation, journaling and sharing.

In making art, we will experience our own unique creative process and gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for its rich significance in our patterns of being. In so doing, we become aware of how our creative process may be reflected in both our artwork and our daily life.

This 6-week workshop is facilitated by artist, art therapist and art educator Patricia Otto and will focus on the first 6 chapters/ themes of Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way: safety, identity, power, integrity, possibility and abundance. A second 6-week workshop follows that will focus on the final 6 chapters of her book: connection, strength, compassion, self-protection, autonomy and faith.
(To see artwork from previous workshop, click Gallery and scroll down to Artist's Way.)

To Register: contact Pat Otto via email at pat.otto@att.net, or call 773-577-9870. Please note pre-registration/ payment is requested to hold your place as class size is limited to 8. There is a $15 fee for CEUs. Visit Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com

Location: Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 http://bluelotusartstudio.blogspot.com

Please bring: journal or sketchbook and simple art supplies. Some art materials will be available.

~The great artist is wise, All That Is, is in her art, she puts divinity into things, she converses with her own heart.~

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Creative Drawing: Fall 2010

September 28-November 2, 2010
6 Tuesdays 10 am-12 pm, 12 ceus offered
Introduction to, & Continuing
Crea
tive Drawing
with Pat Otto
$125

Do you ever wish you had
stronger technical skills to bring to your creative process?
This is the class for you! Art therapist and drawing instructor 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, composition). Non-traditional, meditative drawing tasks are given to stimulate the imagination as well as demonstrate the basic concepts. For beginners and those with experience in the creative arts.


Continuing participants will move into drawing light and energy on black paper based on the skills they have acquired. Color theory will be introduced, with sacred geometry being the format for its exploration and illumination. (To see artwork from previous classes, click Gallery and scroll down to Creative Drawing.)

To Register: contact Pat Otto via email at pat.otto@att.net, or call 773-577-9870. Please note pre-registration/ payment is requested to hold your place as class size is limited to 8. There is a $15 fee for CEUs. Visit Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com
Location: Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 http://bluelotusartstudio.blogspot.com

Please bring
  • intro class: Graphite Drawing Pencils: 2B, 4B, 6B, HB, 2H, 4H and 6H; Drawing or Sketching Paper Pad (18 x 24 inches); Eraser (Art Gum, Kneaded, Pink Pearl or plastic); and a Pencil Sharpener
  • continuing class: Prismacolor Pencils: #938 White (2), #905 Aquamarine, #930 Magenta, #916 Canary Yellow, #913 Spring Green, #918 Orange, #932 Violet and #935 Black; Black Paper: Strathmore Artagain Black paper pad, or Strathmore Charcoal Paper pad, or Canson Mi-tentes Black Charcoal Paper

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Creativity Class for Women: Fall 2010

Supporting Wellness and Emotional Balance through
Expressive Art and Writing

Facilitated by Joanne Ramseyer, MA, LCPC, ATR

September 19-December 19, 2010

8 Sundays, twice/month, 1-3 pm

Cost: $125.00, 16 CEUs available


Women readily nurture others in their many roles but often feel too depleted or guilty to consistently nurture their own creative interests, strengths and supportive connections. In this class, expressive art and writing activities, along with exploration of mindfulness techniques, will be taught as tools for supporting women’s emotional, relational and physical well-being. These tools will be used to strengthen understanding of the transformative metaphors of the creative process and explore obstacles that block women’s use of creativity as an on-going resource for restoring emotional balance and wellness. Visual imagery and themes related to personal and professional roles will also be explored to increase awareness of individual and cultural messages that impact women’s self-esteem and identity. A wide range of expressive art materials and methods will be taught to those who wish to increase their comfort level using creative arts techniques as a source of self-discovery in their personal or professional lives. Class members will be encouraged to share readings and other resources related to creative expression and wellness topics. Please dress for mess!

Fee includes a large selection of art materials. Class meets every other Sunday beginning Sept. 19. Please note: there are no make-up sessions for classes missed. Contact Joanne at 847-845-4853 or email joannejram@yahoo.com to register.
BLUE LOTUS ART STUDIO,
912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL


Joanne Ramseyer, ATR, LCPC, is an artist, educator and art therapist with extensive experience facilitating expressive arts activities for all ages. Joanne is on the adjunct faculty of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University and is the Director of Blue Lotus Art Studio in Evanston, IL. Joanne has taught classes and workshops on many topics, including the creative process and artistic development; art, nature and spirituality; exploring fairy tales and myths through art and story writing; group art therapy and the role of women’s creativity in trauma recovery.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Creating Mandalas with Universal Shapes

Sunday, September 12, 2010
12:30 to 3:30 pm

with Pat Otto, ATR-BC, LCPC

$40 before 9-8-10, $50 after
CEUs: 3

Mandalas, or circle forms, are often depicted with geometric designs that are recognized throughout time and by all cultures. These five shapes are universal: the circle, cross, spiral, triangle, and square. As archetypal symbols, each universal shape carries its own meaning.

By creating mandalas using the universal shapes as a practice, we may better understand the connection between how the meaning attributed to each shape also stands for a process of human growth and development. Referencing Angeles Arrien's The Signs of Life, we will discover our preferred universal shapes at this time in our life, and begin our own mandala practice.

No previous art experience is necessary. Please bring a sketchbook or journal and favorite pen/pencil.
Art materials will be available.

To register for Creating Mandalas with Universal Shapes please go to www.cgjungcenter.org or call 847-475-4848 x 221. There is a $15 fee for CEUs


Held at Blue Lotus Art Studio 912 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60202




A Creativity Class for Women: Fall 2010
Supporting Wellness and Emotional Balance through
Expressive Art and Writing

Facilitated by Joanne Ramseyer, MA, LCPC, ATR

August 18-December 1, 2010

(No Class 11-24) $125

8 Wednesdays, every other week, 6-8pm


Women readily nurture others in their many roles but often feel too depleted or guilty to consistently nurture their own creative interests, strengths and supportive connections. In this class, expressive art and writing activities, along with exploration of mindfulness techniques, will be taught as tools for supporting women’s emotional, relational and physical well-being. These tools will be used to strengthen understanding of the transformative metaphors of the creative process and explore obstacles that block women’s use of creativity as an on-going resource for restoring emotional balance and wellness. Visual imagery and themes related to personal and professional roles will also be explored to increase awareness of individual and cultural messages that impact women’s self-esteem and identity. A wide range of expressive art materials and methods will be taught to those who wish to increase their comfort level using creative arts techniques as a source of self-discovery in their personal or professional lives. Class members will be encouraged to share readings and other resources related to creative expression and wellness topics. Please dress for mess!


Fee includes a large selection of basic art materials. Class meets every other Wed. beginning August 18. Please note: there are no make-up sessions for classes missed and no class scheduled for November 24. Contact Joanne at 847-845-4853 or email joannejram@yahoo.com to register. BLUE LOTUS ART STUDIO, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston


Joanne Ramseyer, ATR, LCPC, is an artist, educator and art therapist with extensive experience facilitating expressive arts activities for all ages. Joanne is on the adjunct faculty of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University and is the Director of Blue Lotus Art Studio in Evanston, IL. Joanne has taught classes and workshops on many topics, including the creative process and artistic development; art, nature and spirituality; exploring fairy tales and myths through art and story writing; group art therapy and the role of women’s creativity in trauma recovery.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Creative Drawing - Summer 2010

Introduction to,
& Continuing
Creative Drawing

with Pat Otto
August 10 - September 14, 2010
6 Tuesdays, 10 am-12 pm
$125 fee, CEUs: 12

Do you ever wish you had
stronger technical skills to bring to your creative process?
This is the class for you! Art therapist and drawing instructor 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, composition). Non-traditional, meditative drawing tasks are given to stimulate the imagination as well as demonstrate the basic concepts. For beginners and those with experience in the creative arts.


Continuing participants will move into drawing light and energy on black paper based on the skills they have acquired. Color theory will be introduced, with sacred geometry being the format for its exploration and illumination.

To Register: contact Pat Otto via email at pat.otto@att.net, or call 773-577-9870. Please note pre-registration/ payment is requested to hold your place as class size is limited to 8. There is a $15 fee for CEUs. Visit Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com

Location: Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 http://bluelotusartstudio.blogspot.com

Please bring
  • intro class: Graphite Drawing Pencils: 2B, 4B, 6B, HB, 2H, 4H and 6H; Drawing or Sketching Paper Pad (18 x 24 inches); Eraser (Art Gum, Kneaded, Pink Pearl or plastic); and a Pencil Sharpener
  • continuing class: Prismacolor Pencils: #938 White (2), #905 Aquamarine, #930 Magenta, #916 Canary Yellow, #913 Spring Green, #918 Orange, #932 Violet and #935 Black; Black Paper: Strathmore Artagain Black paper pad, or Strathmore Charcoal Paper pad, or Canson Mi-tentes Black Charcoal Paper

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Artist's Way: Summer 2010


The Artist's Way: A Creativity Workshop
with Pat Otto
July 19 - August 29, 2010
6 Mondays from 6:30-8:30 pm
$125 tuition, CEUs: 12

(Re)-discover your own creative gifts - in whatever form they may take. This intensive workshop explores the creative spirit through readings, writings, art making, observations, and discussion. Participants will gain a deeper understanding and experience of their own unique creative process as it reflects in their lives and in their artwork. Loosely based on Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way, this 6-week workshop is facilitated by artist, art therapist, and art educator Patricia Otto and will focus on the first 6 chapters of the book using meditation and art making to explore the themes of: Safety, Identity, Power, Integrity, Possibility and Abundance.

To Register: contact Pat Otto via email at pat.otto@att.net or call 773-577-9870.
Visit Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com Please note: Pre-registration/ payment is requested to hold your place as group size is limited to 8 participants. There is a $15 fee for CEUs.

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

Please Bring: a journal/ sketchbook and simple art supplies. Some art materials are available.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Great Round of Mandala Workshop


The Great Round of Mandala Workshop
- Part 2*

with Pat Otto, ATR-BC, LCPC

7 Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

July 8-August 19, 2010

$150 fee, CEUs: 14



Be guided through relaxation and creative exercises, allowing spontaneous imagery to come forth as you begin your own unique creative act of mandala-making. Mandalas have been used for centuries in spiritual traditions around the world as a focus for meditation, healing and creative self-expression. In this workshop, we will reference The Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of Mandala as developed by Joan Kellogg (Mandala: the Path of Beauty, 1984) as a source and structure for self-actualization. Using art-making exercises and materials relevant to the Archetypal Stages, we will bring forth mandalas as symbolic reflections of our own personal development in the Great Round - the cyclical pattern of wholeness.


The ability to use art in a contemplative manner and as a tool for increasing self-expression and insight will be emphasized. No previous art experience is necessary and some art supplies will be available. There is no need to read the book, handouts will be provided as needed.


*This Workshop is divided into two parts to accommodate all 12 Archetypal Stages of the Great Round Mandala, which includes the following designations for its cyclical pattern of personal growth: Void, Bliss, Labyrinth, Beginning, Target, Dragon Fight, Squaring the Circle, Functioning Ego, Crystallization, Gates of Death, Fragmentation, and Transcendent Ecstasy.


To Register: contact Pat Otto via email at pat.otto@att.net or call 773-577-9870. Workshop is limited to 8 participants, therefore pre-registration/ payment is advised. There is a $15 fee for CEUs. Visit Pat’s website at http://www.patottoart.com/


Location: Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 http://bluelotusartstudio.blogspot.com/


Please Bring: Journal/ Sketchbook, your favorite pen. Some art supplies will be available. supplies.