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The importance of Art

If your reading this blog you know art is important, but do you know why?

As dancer Twyla Tharp once said, “art is the only way to run away without leaving the house.”

The truth of that statement has fluttered about the internet this week as the importance of art once again rises to the surface of our consciousness.
I have long enjoyed the quote and it’s implications to run away or escape into more aptly our own  space to really be ourselves and to explore new worlds with colorful doorways to imagination. We can express ourselves,go somewhere, anywhere we like. It’s as if we have Willy Wonka’s world at our beck and call with art. Dream it, create it, see it.

The hard part is that art for the majority, art doing, especially for kids isn’t about their expression, Its often about their exposure to other peoples art, someone else’s expression. When kids do art or view it, they are tuning  into the artists way of expressing and not the children’s own. Art is wonderful to appreciate and learn about but it’s most nurturing when kids and adults are encouraged to create their own art, their own way. Art is important because it transports us to deep places within and spaces that art far out, all while we are sitting or standing in one place. This is where confidence waits to grow and flourish, this is where we, as humans get to feel our wholeness. Art doesn’t have to be a passion to be powerful. It can be subtly revealing things we like and things we don’t. It can help us say what no words can attempt. it can make us feel giggle and mad, all at once.

I sense that we as today’s parents want our kids to feel confident, to lead yet, we direct them, steer them, even control them away from their escapes into self expression.
In part, I built CReATE STUDIO to be an art studio where running away without leaving the space is encouraged. For kids, to dive into their own world of interest, colored just the way they like it to enhance their self regard, confidence and to strengthen their abilities to be resourceful. Our kids deserve the same play in the mud mindsets we had as kids to let ideas unfold into other ideas, bigger ideas for hours on end.
Kids NEED to be creative whether they everything not art. Art is the vehicle of self expression. It helps us honor who we are. Painting with gobs of color until it all turns brown, taping tones of paper together until it becomes a flying carpet on the living room floor, with doodled instruments and secret compartments. It’s all good stuff.
Art is big and broad and free and the perfect way for you to be you and me to be me.

Happy Fall!

Happy Fall from CReATE STUDIO!We love the inspiration that fall brings and creations like this paint poured pumpkin by our Paint Pouring instructor, Alison Mytych. It’s so marbly fun with all it’s fall colorings.

A Vision

Styrofoam has never looked so good. With a vision and an array of chalk pastels brings a work of modern art to life.

Imagination

Where will you let it take you?
When staff member Mayra and I talked about what she could draw on our new chalk board bathroom wall what could be inspiring we landed on outer space. We mutually agreed that when it comes too imagination the options are endless as to where you can go and outer space seemed to encapsulate that.
Imagining is what Logan did to come up with his project and it’s what Einstein did when he developed the theory of relativity. It’s even what Neal Armstrong did when he dreamed to become an Astronaut. We need our imaginations to stretch beyond what we know to be possible so we stretch our minds and create our imaginings into probable.

A Paint Night at CReATE!

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 10th for a special Paint Night with @thepaintery_com. She will lead a paint night here at the studio, bringing along everything you need to paint a beautiful painted canvas!
CReATE STUDIO October 10th
6:30-9:30pm
818-575-9566
Book your shot here:

www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/CSMCYA/workshops

 

Bonding time.

Nothing like getting the gang all together for a celebratory doodle-fest at Riley’s birthday party.
Art filled creativity was the top goal with all these kiddo’s.
I have shared pictures of kids coloring one of our jumbo coloring posters before and each time it’s because I am so taken in the moment of connection I see, be it to coloring itself or with the friends that surround one another.
Here it’s both the talking between friends while coloring and the presence they have to be in the creativity flow of this basic form of self expression while they talk about life.

Pour It On!

Looking forward to tonight’s Paint Pouring class with Instructor, Alison Mytych who leads this awesome exploration odyssey into the magic of simply pouring paint.
CReATE STUDIO 6:30-9:30pm
818-575-9566
Spots still available, sign up at www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/CSMCYA/workshops

 

Cursive is Cool!

These cursive writing practice books for homeschoolers are top notch, all created by @kristinavirtuedesigns for both right handed and left handed kids!
Stay tuned for an after school Cursive For The Grade Schooler workshop series coming in October!

Cursive writing is great stimulation for the brain and of course, hand -eye coordination too!

Get To Know Us Part 1.

I’m excited for tomorrow night’s Creating A Business You Love workshop series with my friend Michelle Perkins (pictured here)
from 6:30-9:30pm at CReATE STUDIO. The workshop theme is Branding and all that goes with it AND it’s also bring a friend for free night when you reserve your spot. Call us at 818-575-9566 to do so
Learn about Michelle and her savvy business and well living goals for clients here.

 

Get to Know Us Part 2

As just mentioned in my prior post I’m excited for tomorrow night’s Creating A Business You Love workshop series with my friend Michelle Perkins
from 6:30-9:30pm at CReATE STUDIO. The workshop theme is Branding and all that goes with it AND it’s also bring a friend for free night when you reserve your spot. Call us at 818-575-9566 to do so
Learn about me, Jemma Wildermuth, Owner of CReATE ( pictured here) and hear my take on creativity. You’ll understand why creativity works into business concepts through my interview with Jay Lieberman of The Cojejo Podcast

Episode 065: How To Be Creative Without Fear Of Not Being Artistic | Create Studio | Jemma Wildermuth Owner Operator