...see Gallery for artwork by workshop participants...

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.