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1230 Fremont Blvd. Seaside, CA 93955

831.204.8578 | Email Us

Gallery Hours During Exhibits

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 - 4:00

and by appointment 

 

Thank you!

Open Ground Studios' programs and facilities would not be possible without the on-going, generous support of our community, volunteers, members and artists.

Additional support is provided by the Arts Council for Monterey County and our Fiscal Sponsor, Fractured Atlas. Thank you!!

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Creative Habit | Finding Metaphor

$70.00Price
Creative Habit | Finding Metaphor
Tuesday Evenings: 6:30 - 9:30 Sept. 16 – Dec. 2
Open Practice Mentor: Denese Sanders

“Metaphor is the life-blood of all art.” Twyla Tharp

Choose from four 3-week sessions or a full 12-week block of dedicated studio practice to support your creative habit. Each session encourages students to consider the expressive function of metaphor, regardless of process. Our primary goal is to work through our ideas on a regular basis and increase our creative productivity. Sanders will initiate dialogue and brief demonstrations to delve into each session’s focus areas. The Open Practice environment allows students to work independently, while gaining insights through a group dynamic. Each evening will begin with inspiration from Author/Choreographer Twyla Tharp.

“In the end, there is no ideal condition for creativity. The only criterion is this: Make it easy on yourself.” “All preferred working states… have one thing in common: When you enter into them, they impel you to get started.”

Section 1, Sept. 16, 23, 30: Nostalgic Objects (Book Arts)*
Section 2: Oct. 7, 14, 21: Personal Narratives (Drawing)
Section 3: Oct. 28. Nov. 4, 11: Seeing Micro (Intaglio Printmaking)*
Section 4: Nov. 18, 25 & Dec. 2: Going Macro (Monotype Printmaking)*
* Students with no previous experience in this medium will be taught an entry level form with which to work.

$70 per section or $265 for all four
Community Supplies Included
First-Saturday Open Work Sessions are complimentary to enrolled students.
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