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Thursday, January 28, 2010


WINTER SESSION (II) - CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2010
ADULT CLASSES

TUESDAYS, 10:00 am-12:00 pm – (Adults)
*CREATIVE DRAWING – with PAT OTTO
Learn the fundamentals of art - line, value, form, shape & composition - to provide a structure for the creative impulse to build upon and grow, allowing a greater vocabulary for self-expression. Non-traditional drawing tasks will stimulate the imagination as well as demonstrate these basic concepts. For beginners & those with experience.
$115 if registered by 1/6; $130 after/7 wks (Jan. 12-Feb.23)
14 CEU’S OFFERED THROUGH C.G. JUNG CENTER, EVANSTON
Please register by calling 847-475-4848, x221 or online at http://www.cgjungcenter.org/

THURSDAYS, 6:30-8:30 pm – (Adults)
*THE ARTIST’S WAY: A CREATIVITY WORKSHOP (Session I) – with PAT OTTO
(Re)-discover your own creative gifts, in whatever form they may take, be it through painting, pottery, performing, poetry, or prose. Loosely based on Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way, we will touch on the first six chapters/concepts of the book to gain a deeper understanding and experience of your own unique creative process as reflected in your life and in your art expressions. Come and enliven your creative spirit through readings, writings, art making, observations, & discussion.
$125.00/6 wks (JAN 28, 28, FEB 4, 11, 18, 25, MAR 4)
PRE-REGISTER by email to pat.otto@att.net BY JAN. 6 FOR 20% DISCOUNT!

FRIDAYS, 6:00- 8:30 pm - (Adults)
*WOMEN’S ART STUDIO – INSTRUCTOR: JOANNE RAMSEYER
Nurture your creative spirit, explore materials and artistic themes, develop technical skills or use your art process for relaxation and wellness in the company of other creative women. Class will also include a variety of writing activities for those who wish to use them to stimulate imagination and insight. Fee includes basic studio materials. Bring water-based paints of your choice, or other favorite materials, embellishments, ideas or just yourself! No art experience necessary!
$95/4 wks (SESSION I: JANUARY 8, 15, 22, 29)
$95/4 wks (SESSION II: FEBRUARY 5, 12, 19, 26)
GROUP MEMBERS CONTINUING FROM JAN. PAY $80 FOR FEB. SESSION!
SUNDAYS, 2:30-5:00 PM (Adults)

*PAINTING FOR SELF-EXPRESSION: MATERIALS & IMAGE EXPLORATION – Increase your ability to access your imagination while strengthening self-expressive and technical skills. Dreams, emotions, memories, direct observation and spontaneous art exercises will be used to activate a dynamic painting process. Fee includes basic papers, tempera and watercolor paints; for those who wish to use them, bring acrylics, canvas or other painting surfaces. No experience necessary!
$95 FOR 4 WK SESSION (JANUARY 10, 17, 24, 31)
$120 FOR 6 WK SESSION (JAN 10, 17, 24, 31 and FEB 7, 21)


Register at: Blue Lotus Art Studio 912 Sherman Avenue Evanston, IL 847-845-4853 or email Joanne at joannejram@yahoo.com
Creating Mandalas for Meditation & Insight
with Joanne Ramseyer, MA, ATR, LCPC
& Pat Otto, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC

Saturday January 16, 2010, 12-3 pm
$40 on or before 1/9 and $50 after through the C.G. Jung Center*

Jung viewed the mandala as a symbol of the urge to seek wholeness and fulfill our potential. Painting mandalas can evoke a deep, meditative state and access spontaneous imagery to enhance insight. In this workshop participants will be introduced briefly to the use of mandalas as a spiritual tool across cultures and create a personal mandala using simple painting methods or other expressive arts techniques to increase their ability to use art in a contemplative manner. All supplies included.

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

*To register please call the C.G. Jung Center of Evanston at 847-475-4848 x221, email jung@cgjungcenter.org, or register on-line at http://www.cgjungcenter.org
Introduction to Creative Drawing
with Pat Otto, ATR-BC, LCPC

7 Tuesdays: January 12-February 23, 2010, 10:00 am-noon
$130 tuition fee, or $115 by 1/6 through the C.G. Jung Center*

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.

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

Please bring: Graphite Drawing Pencils (2B, 4B, 6B, HB, 2H, 4H, 6H); Drawing or Sketching Paper Pad (18 x 24"); Pencil Sharpener; and Eraser (Art Gum, Kneaded, Pink Pearl or plastic)

*To Register: contact the C.G. Jung Center at 847-475-4848 x221, email jung@cgjungcenter.org or online at http://www.cgjungcenter.org/

Contact: Pat Otto via email at pat.otto@att.net and see her website at www.patottoart.com for more info.
The Artist's Way:
A Creativity Workshop with Pat Otto

6 Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm
Starting January 28 - March 4, 2010
$125 fee
Blue Lotus Art Studio

(Re)-discover your own creative gifts - in whatever form they may take - be it with painting, pottery, performing, poetry, or prose. 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 six-week workshop is facilitated by artist, art therapist, and art educator Patricia Otto and will cover the first six chapters/concepts of the book.

To Register: contact Joanne Ramseyer, Director of Blue Lotus Art Studio via email at joannejram@yahoo.com or call 847-845-4853

For more info about Pat Otto see her website at http://www.patottoart.com/

A second 6-week workshop will be offered for those interested in continuing to explore the last 6 chapters/ concepts of the book.
Creating Mandalas for
Meditation and Insight

continues with with Joanne Ramseyer & Pat Otto
at Blue Lotus Art Studio

4 Saturdays from 2:30-4:30pm (1-30, 2-6, 2-20, & 2-28-10)
$100 for all four sessions or $30 per individual session

Jung viewed the mandala as a symbol of the urge to seek wholeness and fulfill our potential. Painting mandalas can evoke a deep, meditative state and access spontaneous imagery to enhance insight. In this workshop participants will continue working with mandalas as a tool for accessing and expressing thoughts, feelings and imagery to increase insight. Basic painting methods and other expressive arts techniques and materials will be used to support the use of artmaking as a contemplative process.

To Register e-mail Joanne at: Joannejram@yahoo.com or call 847-845-4853