Community Art Open Studios
Due to Covid-19 Open Studio meets in studio (with masks on) and Online via Zoom! Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm EST. The link to get in is:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 828 7378 3298
Open Studio starts with a guided meditation, followed by an hour + of art making and concludes with a share and witness process. Feel free to use the time and music to engage in which-ever expressive modality moves you. Gather your favorite materials to zoom in with or start something new with studio materials. No experience required. Enter the flow with us in this nonjudgmental circle of acceptance and creative energy. Meet new friends and make art in a creative community setting. Many materials available in studio. By donation.
There is never a charge for Open Studio. We gratefully accept donations to cover time, supplies and space rental. Please do not allow lack of funds to keep you away. If you are able, we encourage you to donate generously according to your means on Venmo @topaz-weis or via paypal at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further clarification and vacation days please check the calendar here. Thursdays: Open Studio for All: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm EST
Dance, Paint, Write! Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am (followed by a one hour complimentary Open Studio)
Enjoy this body/mind/spirit energetic meditation. This process helps people get into “the zone” or flow state. (defined as an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.) Check the Calendar for the next gathering of Dance, Paint, Write! We start in stillness as music plays. Each participant is encouraged to listen deeply to impulses of the body and intuitively begin to move, allowing the movement to develop into a personal dance, informed by the music and the movements of others in the room. After 20 minutes we shift our expressive modality to intuitive painting, allowing the paintbrush and colors to find their place on the page. The process then continues with 20 minutes of free writing followed by a simple writing prompt that pulls the whole experience together.
Each session concludes in a safe, supportive circle where we share our reflections. Appropriate for complete beginner and movers, artists and writers of all skill levels. Open to adults and teens.
$80 for the series or $25 per session
Register by calling Topaz at 802 343-8172 or on Venmo@Topaz-Weis
This is an open group of collage enthusiasts who gather the second Monday of the month, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm EST to cut, paste and create collaging works of wonder. Open to beginners and experienced collage makers alike. We have fun! We meet, socially distanced with masks in studio and simultaneously via zoom. If you are joining from home, gather your materials and zoom in. We do a check in and sometimes chat, sometimes get right into the work. Inspiring music is played,(which you can turn off the volume if you don’t like it!) Depending on the crowd we will stop 30 to 45 minutes before 9:00 pm to share and witness. No judgment, no talent required. Donations are gratefully accepted thru Venmo @topaz-weis or via paypal at: email@example.com.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 152 228 507
Women and Girls Wisdom/Moon Circle
Where in our culture is there a safe space for women and girls to circle together, speaking their hearts and experiencing the magic and support of Sisterhood? In a society that revels in ‘mean girl’ culture, and in light of the blatant misogyny that has been recently expressed in the political arena, we must find ways to model women surrounding each other with positivity and support. Join us for this free quarterly gathering of girls (aged mature 7+) and women as we honor ourselves and each other in a safe and confidential sharing circle.
Join us in celebration of ourselves as daughters, mothers and sisters. We will create sacred space, pull oracle cards, take a guided drum visualization to visit Root Woman, draw the images we bring back and share what is in our hearts and minds. There will be song and dance, laughter and a deep knowing that we are united in community no matter where we are. This circle in no way conforms to the rules or standards of any official religion or spiritual practice. All who identify as women and girls, who are able to listen quietly and respectfully until it is their turn to speak are welcome. Young girls, under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. We welcome mothers, daughters and grandmothers, college students, retired women, and working women. All who identified as a women are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Technique Tuesdays: 5 Monthly Sessions
Come, play and explore! (this in-studio workshop is postponed. Please let us know if you would like us to offer it via zoom.)
Are you curious about Art Journaling? It’s a great tool for creative play, exploration and self-discovery! You don’t have to be an artist or a journal maker to access the joys of creative play in your own art journal.
Join us for this 5 week series that meets from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Session 1: Make a simple handmade journal
- Session 2: Experiment with geli printing
- Session 3: Use stencils, make our own stencils
- Session 4: Make our own stamps
- Session 5: Learn ways to create texture and layers
Each session will be $25, materials included, or save by buying a class card for $100. For more information call: (802) 343-8172:
Single class, $25
Class Card of 5 sessions, $100