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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Creating Mandalas of Light & Energy
with Pat Otto, ATR-BC, LCPC
& Joanne Ramseyer, ATR-BC, LCPC

Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 12:30-3:30 pm
$40 ($50 after March 15th)

Be guided through a brief meditative relaxation and invocation, 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. Using white Prismacolor pencils to illuminate the rich blackness of the drawing paper, participants will incorporate techniques referenced in Judith Cornell’s Mandala: Luminous Symbols for Healing to create their own personal mandala that radiates a sense of light and energy.

The ability to use art in a contemplative manner and as a tool for increasing self-expression and insight will be emphasized. No previous drawing experience is necessary and all art supplies will be provided.
  • To Register: contact the C.G. Jung Center at 847-475-4848 x 221, or go to http://www.cgjungcenter.org/ and click on classes. 3 ceus offered to mental health professionals for additional $15 fee.
  • Held at Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Creating Mandalas for Meditation and Insight
with Joanne Ramseyer & Pat Otto

Saturday from 2:30-4:30 pm on 2-20 & 2-28-10
$30 per session (pre-registration is required to hold your place.)

Jung viewed the mandala as a symbol of the urge to seek wholeness and fulfill our potential. Creating 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:

Friday, February 5, 2010

Introduction to Creative Drawing &
Continuing Creative Drawing with Pat Otto

7 Tuesdays from 10:00 am-12 noon ~ March 2 - April 20, 2010 (off March 30) ~ $125 fee

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.

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

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.

Please bring:
Graphite Drawing Pencils: 2B, 4B, 6B, HB, 2H, 4H, & 6H; Drawing or Sketching Paper Pad (18 x 24 inches); Eraser (Art Gum, Kneaded, Pink Pearl or plastic); & Pencil Sharpener for the intro class.

For the continuing class: Prismacolor Pencils: #938 White (2), #905 Aquamarine, #930 Magenta, #916 Canary Yellow, #913 Spring Green, #918 Orange, #932 Violet, #935 Black, & Blender pencil; Black Paper: Arches Black Cover Stock, or Strathmore Charcoal Paper pad, or Canson Mi-tentes Black Charcoal Paper.

visit Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com
The Artist's Way ~ Continues: A Creativity Workshop with Pat Otto

6 Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm ~ March 11 - April 29, 2010 (off March 25 & April 1) ~ $125 tuition

(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 second 6 chapters/themes of the book.

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

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 group size is limited to 8 participants.

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

Visit Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com