Monday, January 27, 2014

Open Studio; A creative space for Home Schooled families!

Open Studio starts up Thursday February 6th at the Corvallis Arts Center from 10am-1pm! This program is designed to provide home schooled students ages 6-17 a creative space and supplies to make art during the day. Participants have access to a full clay room, painting studio and play space. Drop- in fee is $15 per 3 hour class or you may purchase a punch card for 2 or more classes for a discounted rate. Parents/ Caregivers free! Visit Arts Center website for more details!
Homeschooler Josie Neely and fellow artists fold a giant origami crane! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Adult Workshops!!

I am very pleased to announce several neighborhood art workshops coming up this winter/ spring! I am collaborating with some fellow artists in South Corvallis to bring weekend workshops for adults! Please see info below:

The Art of Yoga; The Yoga of Art
Uniting Body, Mind and Spirit in the 
Art of Figure Drawing
Sunday, March 2nd
Facilitated by: Laura Pagano Gouy of Bliss like This Yoga and Diana Ryan, visual artist and instructor
“It is only with the heart that one sees rightly”
-Antoinne de Saint Exupery

This one day workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore the art of drawing in a fresh way that creatively weaves together Yogic principles and Mindfulness practices to naturally support the art of figure drawing. Students will be led through a basic yoga sequence by Laura to awaken and their body and mind. Diana will then introduce basic drawing fundamentals and guide students through drawing exercises. Students will have the opportunity to practice their new skills and divide into subjects and artists, drawing each figure as they are led through a series of postures.  Please join us for this innovative workshop that pairs drawing and yoga so beautifully. No drawing experience necessary. Class is limited to 12 students. 
Please bring a sketchbook, suggested size 11" x 14". Drawing supplies and yoga props will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. 
To register please call (541) 753-0132 or e-mail Laura Gouy at
Cost Sliding Scale: $30-$50
Class held at Bliss Like This Yoga Studio 
Laura Gouy  "Yoga has come to touch all aspects of my life in the expected places: as a human, woman, mother, partner, global citizen; and in gardening, cooking, hiking, paddling, canoeing, surfing, etc.  Now I delight in finding yoga in all the unexpected places! May all beings be radiantly alive!"
Diana Ryan "I am a ceramicist, painter, and teaching artist in the Corvallis community. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of fundamental techniques while encouraging playful experimentation. There is no right or wrong way to make art. Visual art is a powerful form of self expression and can translate our subconscious and feelings in profound ways.  That is the beauty of art making."