CALENDAR & PROJECT DESCRIPTION

WOMENS WORKSHOP 

Saturday, June 9th 6:00pm – 9:00pm SHAKTIARTISTRY: Yoga & Abstract Painting with Maggie and Olivia

ShaktiArtistry is a unique blend of art meditation and yoga, this unique practice blends theory of mindfulness, meditation, yoga and art. Maggie from Vitality Yoga Studio and Olivia, the creator of ShaktiArtistry combine the practices together to lead you through a journey to access your inner wisdom, and creativity. Participants will learn key painting techniques to create a beautiful abstract painting. All materials will be provided.

About Olivia: 

Olivia is an artist, writer and active spiritual seeker. Her education is in communications, art and education. She has been a licensed NY State art teacher since 2005. After obtaining her masters degree from Long Island University in childhood  education, Olivia has been a stay at home mom to her now 4 children. She has received the 5 Mindfulness trainings at Blue Cliff Monastery, and completed her Reiki 1 certification. She has also taught various art and mindfulness classes in Long Island and the Hudson Valley, has written curriculum and developed programs for art schools, and has published a local edition of a national weekly parenting newsletter and website for the past 3 years. She has published articles and designed many projects within the development and wellness fields. 

As a mom, she has found that time and energy constraints can play a large part in preventing women from cultivating space for deep creative and spiritual practices. Yet, the need for these practices is what unlocks innate wisdom and service.  Her current work, creativity coaching is facilitating a space for individuals to release blocks to and from creativity and wellness, through artistry, meditation and mindfulness practices . Women in particular are inherently creative. Creativity and spirituality are often interchangeable energies that when blocked can lead to various ailments and lack of peace. She is excited to now offer what she considers a culmination of her experiences and vision, through personal and group creativity coaching; Olivia has blended traditional art education techniques, healing modalities and a deep look into the creative process itself-and will facilitate a safe space for this unique mode of healing artistry. 

KIDS CLASSES

Saturday, April 7th 10:00am – 11:00am

We’re going to be playing with paint so make sure you dress accordingly. We’ll be making blotto paper prints and spin art!!

Saturday, April 14th 10:00am – 11:00am

Our theme this week is water as we explore how beautiful watercolors look when we apply them to fabric. We’re going to make watercolor wall hangings and then experiment with watercolor resist.

Saturday, April 21st 10:00am – 11:00am

April showers bring may flowers. Join us in making mini gardens out of milk cartons.

Saturday, April 28th 10:00am – 11:00am

Let your imagination run wild as we create cardboard creatures using various materials! We’re also going to be making super cool designs on paper using string art.

AFTER SCHOOL ART

Wednesdays 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Dollhouse & Secret Lair Workshop: April 18th – May 9th

Participants will design, build, decorate, and play with their very own house. This four week workshop allows them to explore many areas of art. We will draw blueprints, paint, make wallpaper, and design/create furniture.