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1230 Fremont Blvd. Seaside, CA 93955

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Gallery Hours During Exhibits

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 - 4:00

and by appointment 

 

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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 | Image Development

$80.00Price
Creative Habit Mentor: Denese Sanders 
Tuesdays 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Member fee per section $80: or $25 per class.
Non-member fee per section: $90 or $25 per class.
Package of entire series: Members: $295/ Non-members $335

January 6, 13, 20, 27 | Sketching, writing, collecting resource materials, using graphite to sketch
February 3, 10, 17, 24 | Developing a series. Introducing charcoal and pastel
March 10, 17, 24, 31 | Creating a focal point. Introducing wet media drawing
April 7, 14, 21, 28 | Metaphorical self portrait. Mixed media drawing/ collage

Supplies list for students will be provided. It includes drawing materials, sketch pad, paper and resource materials. Experimental Supplies and tools Included

Each four-week section confronts various aspects of the practice, challenges and rewards of living a more creatively productive life in visual art. Referencing Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit we explore tools and methods that reinforce our ability to allow art-making or creative work a regular part of our lives. This class gives voice and guidance to our individual expression, goals and fears around creative expression and production through visual art.

During Spring 2015, image development will be the foundation of our productive work. All three sections will focus on image, from the root idea, to the choice of subject matter and incorporating elements of 2D design. Each individual section will introduce new drawing methods, techniques and topics to increase student drawing skills and portfolio of ideas. The course objective is to endorse a more fulfilling and reliable creative habit in the mix of our every day lives and to build capacity for greater productivity in our artistic pursuits. All parts of the process receive attention including group discussions, writing and sketching exercises, research to develop ideas, and lots of drawing. The Open Practice environment allows students and mentor to work independently, side-by-side.
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