Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mothers and Others, Art Exhibit

Featuring Postpartum Provocations, paintings by Susan Krueger-Barber, Sketches On a Line, a window art installation by Joan Swayze and Melanie Ciccone, plus 100 Artworks from over 25 artists, all priced $100 and under.

Unique gifts for Mothers and Fathers!

Opens May 2.
Artists' Reception 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Join poet and teacher Doraine Poretz for a creative writing workshop series titled, "What We Want".

Take advantage of this special opportunity to discover the language of how to communicate your most heartfelt desires. Using the inspiration of contemporary poets Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Galway Kinnell, Li-Young Lee and others, beginners will learn imaginative exercises in a fun and nurturing atmosphere and more advanced writers will learn how to deepen the power of their writing. Register by email, southpasarts@sbcglobal.net, or call 626-441-4788.

Dates: April 26, May 3, May 17
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $150.00 for 3 Sunday workshops.

Regarding writing and lovemaking, the writer John Barth said, "Heartfelt ineptitude has its appeal, and so does heartless skill, but what we want is passionate virtuosity!"


Assemblage/Mixed Media Class for Adults
Find "fun in the discarded world" with artist Annie Helm. Using found objects and memorabilia, students will create meaningful visual "stories" through the art of assemblage and mixed media. Ms. Helm teaches a variety of special techniques and students leave the class with several completed artworks.
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Narrative Art Class for Adults

Artist and illustrator Abira Ali leads this studio class in which students play with words, images, and materials to unlock their narrative imaginations. Each student creates an art series, resulting in a collaborative class book which will be printed and published in a limited edition.
Fridays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Begins May 1

For Children:

Introduction to 2-Dimensional and Graphic Design

Fridays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
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Begins May 8

Ages 10 - 14

Creatures and Places: Sculptural Environments
Creating animals and their environments out of clay and mixed media.
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Begins May 6
Ages 5 - 8

Comics and Zines
Learn how to draw and tell stories through the art of comic books and zines.
Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Begins May 7
Ages 10 - 14

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