Events

Descriptions of Events

Art Aerobics

Join us for an on-going experiment with art as exercise or an exercise of art! Let the music move you to play with color at an aerobic pace to get your blood pumping and creative juices flowing! When you work fast there is no time for the critic to jump in! No steps to learn, you set your own pace. No previous art experience necessary. Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 p.m., $20 (Includes Open Studio after. Included in the monthly pass.)

Art Church – Art as a Spiritual Practice

Slow down and be with yourself through art making. A rich morning that feeds your spirit, rests your body, quiets your mind and helps you remember who you are! For those who wish to explore artmaking as a spiritual pursuit. Today there are many who don’t feel called to religion or church but long for a spiritual connection. Here we will use the arts to have a conversation with ourselves and connect to our longings and gifts. This is not about religion, yet in the inquiry you may choose to make connections to your religious beliefs. No previous art experience necessary. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, $20 (Included in the monthly pass.)

Art of Qi – Healing Arts Meet Expressive Arts

This experiential workshop will use the ancient healing arts of Qigong and the Himalayan Singing Bowls in combination with Expressive Arts to help you listen more deeply to your body and your inner guidance. Spend the day effortlessly relaxing into a place where enhanced health, creative expression and sound vibration nurture, rejuvenate and support your body, mind and spirit. Call for dates or sign up list.

Art Happy Hour

It is like Kindergarten for adults! Great way to start your weekend, I will have materials set out and you can come play, meet new people, hang with your friends, enjoy conversation or just relax. Play with paint, collage, sand trays, music, karaoke, poetry, doodling, and more! Drinks by donation. Light munchies. 4th Fridays, 7-11:00 p.m. $20 Drop-in for all or a little. (Included in the monthly pass.)

Art Walk for Exercise

Join us! We walk and then do a small piece of art to set the intention for our day.
Get in shape, build community, make art! No previous art experience needed. Wear walking shoes.

Open Mic

Come join other artists and present a piece in process for feedback. Don’t worry, you will decide what kind of encouragement you want. If you don’t have something ready to share, come be a receiver of the gift and support other artists. All disciplines of the arts invited, visual, movement, writing, music and drama. Quarterly 2nd Friday of January, April, July & October, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. $10 (Included in the monthly pass.)

Women’s Expression Session

How are you at taking time for you? This is a morning attitude adjustment with art… you can take a de-stress work break, drop the kids at school and come play, return to your to-do list with a new outlook.  I take care of the project & materials you just come play. Tuesdays 10 – 11:45 a.m., $20 (Included in the monthly pass.)

Blind Art – Open Heart: Art for people who think they can’t or are having trouble getting started

Perfect for anyone who feels too judgmental or critical about their creative abilities, or has fears about getting started. This is a fun and easy workshop to tap into your creativity and make art. We will be doing a series of blind art exercises. That’s right, eyes closed, so no way to fail! Four hours of creative discovery & investigation with all your senses, not just your eyes. If YOU always wanted to make art, time to stop thinking and wishing and time to start making! No previous art experience necessary. Call for dates and/or sign up.

Dream, Plan, DO! A Marketing Workshop for Helping Professionals.

Do you have a business idea that you’ve been dreaming about? Or, maybe you have a business and you want a steady stream of clients. This afternoon workshop will focus on your dream business and walk you step-by-step through creating a strategic and easy-to-follow marketing plan to attract your ideal clients. In this relaxed environment you’ll create your dream map to get you from where you are now to more clients in your dream business.  You’ll enjoy the support of others in the group, art offerings from Tish Sjoberg and marketing guidance from small business marketing expert Laurie Marrelli of Marketing Habit. No previous art experience necessary. Call for dates and/or sign up.

Grieving through Art

For those grieving the loss of a loved one, art expresses our grief in ways that feel satisfying and healing. The facilitator, Tish Sjoberg, knows grief well, loosing both her parents and her beloved dog in the short time of six months. This is a dynamic and supportive place for tears and joy. The loss can be recent or long ago. No previous art experience necessary. Call for dates and/or sign up.

Growing Your Own DAILY Art Practice – Starter Workshop

Have you had the idea that making some sort of art DAILY would feed your soul? AND, has it been difficult to get started or keep going? OR you don’t know what project to do or where to start? Then this group is for you! I am currently beginning my 4th year of 365 Days of Art projects. I have learned what works for me and I want to help you learn what will work for you. Use the support of the group to get you started and keep you going. A daily art practice can reduce stress, help you feel more creative and art-filled, build self esteem and be good for you all around! Daily art practices can be in all disciplines of art: visual, dance, music, writing or drama. A small investment in living a BIG life! No previous art experience necessary. Call for dates and/or sign up.

New Year’s Resolution Help Group

Do you have great ideas for how you are going to change and grow as the new year begins and then get side tracked or forgetful? This group is to help keep you on track with what ever you want to create in your life. With the support of others, we will explore commitments for baby steps that will add up to bigger movement. We will use the arts to help stay on track and work through challenges. Don’t let another year go by where you think you need to do it on your own! No previous art experience necessary. Call for dates and/or sign up.

Open Studios

Check the current print calendar for current days. Usually on Mondays Noon-2:00 p.m., Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., and some specialty days. $10 or included with 30 day pass ($89) or 30 Day Open Studio Pass ($50).

Pet Loss is Real Loss

Our animals can be like family members and the death of a pet can be very painful, often with little space to grieve. If you have lost a beloved pet, either recently or long ago, and would like to take time to honor them, this group is for you. Join us as we come together to honor creatively the passing of our animal friends.  We will use simple art making processes to explore our grief and also look to the art for resources that can help us move forward in our life. No previous art experience necessary. Call for dates and/or sign up.

Re-establishing Trust with Your Body

Once illness, chronic pain, or physical loss is being managed, new issues can surface. As a survivor of breast cancer myself, I have experienced the loss of trust in my body and my life. Using the arts we will explore our own personal story of loss and then begin to create our unique path to rebuild trust. The group setting can be a valuable resource for support and empathy. You will have the opportunity to connect to your strength and joy. No previous art experience necessary. Call for dates and/or sign up.

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ONE-ON-ONE INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS, Couples and families:

1.5 Hour sessions, great support for your life. Working with all life issues such as health, work, relationship, parenting, grief, depression, stress, trauma, and unblocking creativity. No previous art experience is necessary.

If you are interested in working with me individually, as a couple or family, using the Expressive Arts I offer a free 30-minute consultation so you can try it out and see if it is a good fit.

By appointment, Call for information 
(619) 251-8474