M.O.S.S. Fall 2019 Program
September | Celebrating Summer: Carving Stamps
The two sessions this month are all about easing into fall by celebrating summer. It’s an opportunity to play with personal symbol and an iconic way to reflect on and share the moments you cherish from summer. Stamp them to make your mark. And, launch into YOUR fall by creating individual and group art works, and watch the connections grow!
Tuesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | September 17th and 24th
Wednesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | September 18th and 25th
October | New Life: Altered Book Collage
Begin an altered book or series of books using subtractive and additive processes to up cycle vintage books into visual journals. Bring yourself and the book new life!
It’s going to be perfectly imperfect. And, fun! We will play with collage using photocopy, gold leaf, paint, printing, dying, acrylic paint pens, black out poetry, sewing, and journaling. Let the group, and your whole life, be your inspiration!
Tuesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th
Wednesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
November | Cultivating Appreciation: Fabric and Paper, Sew and Dye
Embrace the season and intentionally create your best life by making a series of paper and/or fabric gratitude flags. Have fun and expand your repertoire by printing, batiking, and collaging on fabric. Then string them together and step into the energy of appreciation! What you focus on grows!
Additionally, continue your altered book adventure.
Tuesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
Wednesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | November 6th, 13th, and 20th
December | Do What YOU Love!
Use your favorite techniques including printmaking, collage, painting, batiking, sewing, and others to make art that you can give as a holiday present, mail as a card, or use to ritually usher in the New Year. Surprise yourself and others!
Tuesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | December 10th and 17th
Wednesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | December 11th and 18th
End of Semester Art Show: Shine Your Light
Celebrate your commitment to positive growth by stepping into the curation and installation of your art show, then invite family and friends to come along as you lead your own wellness promoting creative revolution!
Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | December 21st
Q: Do I have to come each week?
A: We’re all moms and we understand scheduling complexities, so come as much as you can and you will feel the benefits of attending grow, but definitely do what you need to do. You won’t miss any technique that you can’t catch up on.
Q: Do I have to have experience making art?
A: Absolutely not, everyone can benefit from the creativity promoting, anxiety reducing self-expression of art making! If you have no experience with art, this will be a perfect safe place to play and find your voice.
Q: Do I have to sign up for the whole semester?
A: Committing to the semester is like a membership and the experience you have from month to month builds your sense of self-esteem around art making.
Q: Are supplies included?
A: Yes, all supplies are included!
Q: What does open studio mean?
A: It means that you can work on any thing you want to during any group. Each month there is a new offering, or several new offerings, but if you love one process and want to continue it you can, or work on your own project. The accountability and the vibe of the group is wonderful, no matter what you are focused on.
Practice being present through creativity, and bring the power and beauty of your presence home to your children and families. Tap into your intuition and aesthetic to reinvigorate your sense of self in ways that have the potential to serve the whole family unit. Be part of the M.O.S.S. wellness promoting community and thrive!