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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.