We named our studio Art of Yoga for a reason.
Sure, we do art classes and art exhibits. But it is much more than that. Art connects us, give us conversation. Art allows us respite from our struggles. Art makes us human. For me, art allows the same feeling I get from practicing yoga. I get in the "flow": my time being creative becomes timeless. I can be in community creating with others or creating on my own with others creating next to me. Art is personal, yet art is universal.
When the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) asked it's staff why art is important here is what some answered:
"Art matters because it illustrates the human experience—the wonder of it, the bewilderment of it, the whimsy of it, and so much more. We would not be connected so deeply without the existence of art.” – Kathleen Dinsmore
“The arts matter because we matter, and our stories matter. We are moving miracles, walking creators engaging in a cosmic dance. The art we express is timeless.” –Mohammed Sheriff
Often people will say, "oh, I am not creative", or "I don't have a creative bone in my body". We are all creative creatures. Some of us are called to one medium more than another. But we are all called to create. Learning an art medium is much like learning yoga. You learn a language, you learn movements in your body, like hold to hold a brush. You start with the basics, with drills. And you practice. Practice, always, always learning .
If you want to try a new medium we have Brush Lettering, Calligraphy and Watercolor classes. Our next classes Are June 1, 2019. Check out more information and the link to register on our workshop page.