WHAT IS THIS PROGRAM ABOUT?

Community Studio is an opportunity for both casual and committed artists to explore different media and join in an art community. It’s a safe place for beginners to take courses, get advice on craft projects, or expand their artistic abilities.

It’s also an opportunity to stop in for a cup of coffee, talk, and watch artists create...think of it as a trip to see artists in their natural habitat :  ).

WHEN, WHERE & HOW MUCH?

Starting Saturday November 18th, 2017, Community Studio is divided into two parts. The first 1.5 hours is a drawing class, and last 2 plus hours is a DROP-IN studio, designed to give people in the class the opportunity to finish what they are working on if desired, and/or a time for others to come in and work on their own projects.  

The first part starts at noon, and is a structured session that will focus on teaching basic art/drawing/painting skills. The cost is $60 total for the initial 4week drawing course, (all supplies included). While this drawing class is for beginners, it is also set up in a way that most people can hone their skills.

Then, from 1:45pm-4pm, after the more formal lesson is over, we will have a drop in time for anyone interested in working on a project they have already started, get informal instruction on various mediums, and/or help in starting their own project. 

Second part is open to all, with the initial visit being at NO COST. Then, any other visits are based on a free will offering. Again, there is no expectation for any offering on the first visit (at 1:45pm, after structured lesson).so WHAT IS THERE TO LOSE? This being said, letting us know you are coming is appreciated by rsvp-ing via adjacent email form.

If you decide it is something that is helpful, and plan to come again we would ask you for a token amount for supplies and instructions provided. ($5? - $20?…depending on what you can afford, what supplies you need from us, and I guess...whatever you think our instruction is worth to you.)

So to recap...The first session in July is a drawing study, and the structured part will cost $60 per person for the entire 4 weeks, (all supplies are provided), and the second part from 1:45pm-4pm would be completely run on a free will offering. 

Is this for Children as well?

Short answer is YES! (but please read completely before thinkng this is a drop off event)  

Children accompanied by parent(s) is encourage, (loosely suggested for 9yrs and older..but open to younger if parents think them capable). And while we do promote families joining us, this is not to say the course is designed especially for children. I say this because it has been our experience that kids are are still more open to seeing themselves as creative. Thus, they are often on equal footing with adults in a beginning drawing class. 

Drop off for well behaved children is also possible upon consent from facilitator. Put another way, and being parents ourselves, we are extremely happy to help kids learn how to draw/paint/create….but not so keen on teaching them how to behave : ).

WHY IS THIS SUCH A BARGAIN?

Because of the generous support of Campbell-Stone, and Scarboro United, Community Studio's primary focus is not on generating income, but generating interest from those seeking to grow their connection to the Spirit through artistic expression. Truly, more than anything we do not want money concerns to hinder anyone from participating. This is true of all Brush with the Spirit programs. And so, be aware that we will always seek to meek people were they are... (both spiritually, and financially : )

(Please do not hesitate to ask if financial assistance is needed, which is handled in confidence and discretion )

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR ME?

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at painting, drawing, or some other creative activity without committing the money for new supplies or the time to understand what kind to get, this program is for YOU!

If you are already an artist and are interested in becoming part of a new, juried arts community that will provide built-in potential to sell and show your work, this is also for YOU!