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September brings a sense of returning to order, kids are back in school, pumpkin spice is
everywhere and the holidays are fast approaching. This September also brings memories
of what our community has endured over the last year. Take a break from your routine and
let creativity be the balm that soothes your soul with one (or more) of our unique classes
and workshops.


Abstract Garden and Meditation…Planting seeds for Peace and Recovery  

Saturday, September 23- Join us for this two hour, fun filled experience where we
explore the magic of breath work and creativity.

We will begin with a brief introduction to the process of abstract painting, doodling
and breathing for relaxation. Students will be guided to add color to their paper with
spontaneous, free flowing self expression. Then, with intention, we will create a
zentangle inspired flower garden to represent “new growth”, beauty and rejuvenation
for moving forward. You will leave with new skills to calm your mind and artwork
suitable for framing as a reminder of your strength and resilience.  


Watercolor Painting (Ages 16+, Beginner-Pro)  

Saturdays, Beginning September 9th • Enjoy being creative with transparent
watercolors. Linda’s hands-on teaching technique allows you to create along with
her in the classroom. Learn something new or refresh your skills.  

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College Level Drawing Class with Francesco Gillia  

Mondays, Beginning Sept. 11• Whether you always wanted to take a drawing
course in college and didn’t have the opportunity, or you’ll be going to college
soon and want to get a leg up, this class is perfect for the serious artist.

This 12 week college level course is designed to give students the skills needed
to complete a competent figurative drawing. Sure to check out Francesco’s other
classes in September:
Wednesdays: Instructed Life Drawing
Thursdays: Painting with Francesco
September 29: Fridays with Francesco  

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Fluid Art Series: Dutch Pour Intensive Workshop  

Saturday, September 9 • Unlock the secrets of the Dutch Pour! In this
comprehensive workshop, Artist Tammy DeCaro will lead you through
the ins and outs of pouring medium, choosing paint, monitoring the
consistency of paint, and mixing the colors.
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Cosmic Bonsai Workshop with Laurent Darrieux  

Thursday, September 14th • Renowned Bonsai artist, Laurent Darrieux
will be traveling from his home in France to present this full day workshop
on Cosmic Bonsai. As the originator of the Cosmic (or Kozumic) style,
Laurent’s artistic philosophy stands in stark contrast to more traditional
forms of Bonsai and instead aims to create trees and forms from the
deepest imagination. If you’ve enjoyed our Bonsai classes with Michael
Lane, this is the workshop for you!
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The Art of Ukrainan Pysanka Eggs Workshop  

Saturday, September 16th • Delve into the rich history and intricate
beauty of this ancient art form with instructor Halyna Hromiak. This
introduction level class will teach you how to create traditional
Ukrainian styled eggs, better known as the pysanka. Designs are
drawn on a prepared egg with molten wax, which flows from a tool
called a “kistka”. The egg is then dipped in a series of dyes and the
pattern is revealed once the wax is removed.  

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Embroidery for Beginners  

Thursdays, beginning Sept 21st • This workshop will introduce you to
the art of embroidery, first covering the basics and then teaching you how
to create your own embroidery design!  

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Ceramics Hand-building Workshop  

Wednesday, September 27 • In this Ceramics Hand-building Workshop
we will start with raw clay and guide you through the different techniques
and steps needed to create your own one of a kind masterpiece! There will
be plenty of room for creativity and fun!  

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Meaning in Contemporary Painting  

Thursday, September 28 • Searching for meaning in your artistic life? This workshop
will help you find it with a slide presentation and discussion of topics in contemporary art,
including NFTs, AI, originality, cancel culture and more. After the discussion you will alter
an existing work of art and change its meaning.  

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Check out a few of our other adult classes here:
Zentangle for the Seasons
Beginner Bonsai
Wired Jewelry Making
Step By Step Batik
Art-Tini Night
Painting with Terry Lynn
Getting Your Art Into Retail Series
And so much more!  

If you’re looking for a way to introduce some creative activity into your life,
take a look at our options in September:  

Wednesdays, Beginning September6: Gentle Yoga and Meditation  

Tuesdays, Beginning September 12:Jazz Dance For Fitness


For Youth and Families


Art Seekers for Pre-K thru 12th  

Introducing our new Art Seekers program, day time Art classes designed
for children of all ages. Whether your child is home-schooled, and online
learner, or simply on a school break, join us for these monthly, age
appropriate art classes. Classes meet:
Pre-K (ages 3-5)- 3rd Weds of each month
K-3rd grade- 2nd Friday of each month
4th-6th grades- 2nd Weds of each month
7th-12th grades- 4th Friday of each month  

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Creative Studio for Teens (Ages 12-18)  

Thursdays, Beginning September 21 • Each month teens will meet to
explore a new medium with Instructor/Artist Terry Lynn Spry. Terry Lynn
will lead students in a specific project incorporating a variety of supplies,
or you can bring your own piece/portfolio to work on, in this creative,
supportive environment. September’s project is Animal portraits.  

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Family ArtLab   Saturday, September 16• Drop in for this free, hands-on
family activity based on the current gallery show, from 10 a.m. to noon.
This month will be dedicated to creating a Resiliency Garden to commemorate
the anniversary of Hurricane Ian.  

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Portrait Drawing for Teens  
Wednesday, September 13 • Join Terry Lynn as she guides new teen
artists through the art of portrait drawing. In a relaxed and fun environment
students will be introduced to fundamental skills to create a portrait.   

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Our Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab is now OPEN and we’re
looking for Instructors:



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