As my daughter is now on Summer break, my own ability to be in the studio has been cut a little short....sigh..... but there's still some happenings. Check out our CLASSES page for what's going on there. Also though I myself am kept from my beloved art supplies, our other resident Studio Artists are hard at work at all their unique and awesome projects. Warms the cockles of my creative soul.
In August we will be part of the Whidbey Working Artist Studio Tour (Click HERE), which we are super excited about. Make sure to drop by for some snacks, some craft table action, to check out what we're working on, and some Studio Art Sales.
I and some other very capable and creative individuals are hard at work coming up with some amazing art events for 2016: as well as this coming Fall.
First, the COMMUNITY ART SOCIALS. I know some of you are tired of trying to make space in your house or your life for making stuff, and would love a low pressure place to relax and express yourself. For that reason we are developing a series of monthly gatherings for you to either bring in your own project or join in with a group project, with one of our Studio Artists on hand for guidance and support. We'll have an Art Social; Jewelry Social with Jeweler Tammi Sloan of My Brown Wren; Mixed Media Social (we'll be making a Mixed Media Art Journal, so excited! Yes I'll be facilitating that one), Art and Family Time with Lauren Atkinson, and a meditative evening with Mandala Mondays with Lauren Atkinson. I hope to add to that line up Art & Music Social where we can bring in some local musicians to play for either inspiration or just entertainment while art making; Theatrical and Thematic Life Drawing Social; Pairing with a local popular eatery for some Evening painting and foodstuffs/bevvies; and a Creative Salon to get cerebral and learn about artists, art movements, what it means to be an artist and what is art for anyway with guest lectures and such.
Ok so there's THAT.....and I'm in the discussion phase of bringing in some exciting Teaching Artists for some AWWEESome Retreats for 2016, as well as developing our own Blueschool Program (s) which is a big ole' secret surprise but we'll be rolling out the info soon.
Also look forward to more Open Houses with Art Shows with both our Studio Artists and also having juried shows; Studio Sales; and other fun things we can think up. Which are right now a VERY long list but I'm working on prioritizing so my head doesn't explode.
All in all, Blueschool is doing great and I couldn't be more thrilled to live out my dream of both creating with others and providing a space for YOU to come and get your creative fix.
Happy Happy Summertime!
Karin Bolstad, "Headmistress" of Blueschool Arts