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Friday, April 27, 2012

Creative Drawing Workshop

with Pat Otto
June 5 - July 17, 2012
(off 7-3-12)
6 Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
$165 fee, 12 CEUs available*


Do you ever wish you had stronger technical skills to bring to your creative process?  This is the class for you!  Artist and art therapist, 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, and composition).   


Non-traditional, meditative drawing tasks using pencil and paper are offered to stimulate the imagination as well as demonstrate the basic concepts.  As participants assimilate these foundational skills, a new level of comfort, awareness, and understanding may be experienced in working with art - their own and others.   All projects promote a participant’s developing skills in concert with their unique creative inklings.  


For beginners and those with experience in the creative arts. 

Please bring to first class:
  • Graphite Drawing Pencils: 2B, 4B, 6B, HB, 2H, 4H and 6H  (not charcoal)
  • 18 x 24 inch Drawing or Sketching Paper pad (not newsprint)
  • Eraser (Art Gum, Kneaded, Pink Pearl or plastic) 
  • Pencil Sharpener
To Register:  Contact Pat Otto preferably via email pat.otto@att.net or if unable, then call 773-577-9870 and leave a message.  Pre-registration is required.  Be advised tuition is refundable only if or when a workshop is canceled due to lack of enrollment.

Location:  Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 and visit Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com

*for course objectives, click here
  for flyer, click here

A Way Into Watercolor Workshop

with Pat Otto
6 sessions:  June 7, 21, July 5, 19, and Aug. 2, 16, 2012
on alternate Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm
$165, 12 CEUs available*


Discover the unique qualities of watercolor painting through creative, experimental  exercises.  In this workshop, you will be introduced to a variety of watercolor activities, including expressive color theory, in ways that promote both technical skills and personal self-expression for yourself and/or in your work with clients.

Exploring color exercises early on will allow participants to use watercolors without the pressure to create a picture of some thing.  Plenty of these invaluable “through the back door” methods will be provided so group members may become comfortable with their materials.  Additionally, a step-by-step guided process is offered that will enable participants to become more aware of where their interests lie, why that may be so, and how the insights gained may be explored and expressed creatively through watercolor media.  In this way, participants will have learned methods for creating watercolor paintings from conception to completion that embody foundational skills and meaningful self-expression.  Homework assignments will be included to build self-confidence and support each individual’s personal painting practice.

This class is open to all but is especially suited for art therapists, art educators, and clinicians who wish to increase self-confidence and skills in using watercolor painting for self-expression and insight.  Previous art experience is not necessary. 

A detailed Supply List will be handed out and discussed at the first session so questions may be addressed and confusion can be avoided before purchasing art materials. 


To Register:  Contact Pat Otto preferably via email pat.otto@att.net or if unable, call 773-577-9870 and leave a message.  Pre-registration is required.  CEUs are available for a $15 administrative charge.  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  -  visit Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com           

*to view/copy course objectives, click here
  to copy flyer, click here