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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.