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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

Woah!

We’ve been making lots of SLIME lately and this week we’re making Heat Sensitive, Color Changing SLIME at our September STEAM workshop on either Wednesday 9/12 from 1-3pm or Friday 9/13 from 3:30-5:30pm. Call us to reserve your spot!
818-575-9566
It’s sure to be super fun and sciency!

CReATE ON YOUR CAMPUS

CReATE ON YOUR CAMPUS is our non-profit affiliate, an organization geared toward bringing self sustaining reuse habits and practices to school campuses for end use in creative ways through art and curriculum core avenues. We have been official since 2014 and slowly, organically blazing our trail onto school campuses. This year we are slated to be on five area campuses and we’re excited. The majority of our campuses utilize our program for art-at-lunch which means that students can use their free time at lunch to create and we think that is AWESOME! New ideas can take time to grow and we are ok with that as a board of six women who have other careers and families to raise too.
We believe in what we’re doing in helping schools reuse and we believe even more in the benefits reusing has for the students themselves. Over the years in this regard I have thought of the quote, “Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him forever. Lao Tzu
Reusing things is the right thing to do, it’s just and it’s kind. It is what we stand for and what we hope to share in the great Conejo Valley and far, far beyond.
Keep an eye on CReATE ON YOUR CAMPUS through the new C.O.Y.C. tab on the CReATE STUDIO home page that we’re developing to link the studio and the organization.

Houses of Cards

Looking forward to some artsy S.T.E.A.M time during our September S.T.E.A.M workshop series that starts today as we make Arts Houses of Cards inspired by my Eames house of cards deck.
What fun we’ll have with this building, creating and exploring workshop activity today from 1-3pm OR Friday from 3:30-5:30pm.
Call us at 818-575-9566 to sign up. Spots still available.

Cursive Hanswriting is a skill!

Cursive handwriting is making a comeback as noted in the link below from the #washingtonpost (copy and past in your browser to read)
@kristinavirtuedesigns
Is teaching Cursive Handwriting for Homeschoolers at CReATE beginning next Thursday, 9/13! Join us.
Skill building is brain building!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/from-punishing-to-pleasurable-how-cursive-writing-is-looping-back-into-our-hearts/2018/08/31/aa180b9c-aa06-11e8-a8d7-0f63ab8b1370_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7c0339172884

The Big Picture

I have been working on CReATE STUDIO’s mission for quite a while though the process is not so easy. To boil down our beliefs and intentions into a simple paragraph that becomes the beacon for the company for all time. In part it’s been hard to fine tune the mission because the studio, from it’s inception is and has been an organic unfolding of one idea that wove into another, and then another, and on and on.
Today, I had a spark of word  inspiration so I made an adjustment to our mini  “working” mission statement on our About page. I surprised myself when I wrote the last line “and engaged in an ongoing effort to lighten our carbon footprint along the way.” Not because I didn’t know this was important to me but  because I wondered  how this is the piece of my intention had been missing from our statement! It has long been my personal mission to recycle, to reuse and to be thoughtful about my use of things and where they go. Now with one simple sentence I have the words to articulate it in the studio’s intention. Isn’t that the whole point of a mission? It’s just as much of not more a beacon for me, for the studio as it is for anyone that might want to know it.
Our mission is in the value of recycling and our way is by reuse. The reuse of materials, the providing of them for others to see potential and possibility in, to be inspired by. That’s our belief in the win/win that recycling is. As author Pam Shoemaker put it, “When you put the whole picture together, recycling is the right thing to do.” Yes, the big picture is the whole thing and that’s our mission.

Happy September!

We have lots of fun planned at the studio this month so let’s create!Be sure toSave the Date for our Paint Pouring night lead by Alison Mytych on Friday, September 14th from 6:30-9:30pm. Let the pouring begin! $50 includes all.Call us at 818-575-9566 to get your spot!

It’s School Project season!

Back to school projects are already in gear!
Will’s book report collage poster totally does the trick to convey what The Outsiders is about. I’ve got to read this book!