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Open Studio Process

November 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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The Open Studio Process allows for creative exploration in parallel with others and includes three simple steps: 1) setting an intention, 2) art-making, and 3) witnessing what we create. It is a creative experience for everyone – no prior artistic experience of any kind is needed!

Thirty minutes prior to the official start time of each Open Studio Process session, the facilitator will open the Zoom meeting room to allow people to arrive, greet one another, settle into the space, explore their available art materials in their location, and prepare for art-making. Arriving early for this portion is optional.

We will begin the process at 10:30am. To open up space for creative exploration, a poem and set of inspiring images will be shared for an automatic writing response. Next, a short visualized, guided meditation will be offered and then each person will set an intention of what we long to receive from the Creative Source, however each person defines it. Then, we will each engage with art materials of our selection and engage in the act of art-making as a creative exploration, with an emphasis on deciding in the moment what form our creativity takes and experimenting with things we haven’t tried before. This will usually last about 1.5-2 hours, depending on the number of people attending. Then, we will each “witness” our own creation, silently, in writing, allowing us to respond to whatever we have created. An optional sharing of what we write will then be invited, without dialogue or comment.

In this way, each participant can engage fully with the creative process, while feeling the energy of the collective space that comes from others also creating in sync, in time. The Open Studio Process offers an atmosphere of supportive non-interference – free of all comment and critique – allowing you to connect with your creativity while working alongside with others.

For those who have attended Open Studio in the past at the Dorothy O’Brien Center or other places, it may feel a bit different to have a structured time. We invite you to join us and try this approach, which we believe will open up new creative pathways for each participant.

Pamela Krueger will facilitate, having received training in the Open Studio Process by one of its three original creators, Pat B. Allen. The photo is Pamela’s first creation the first time she participated in the process as facilitated by Pat Allen.

Download link for computers and smartphones: https://zoom.us/download

Once downloaded, you will use this link to register:
Once registered, you will receive information on how to join the meeting.

For dial in:
We hope that you can join our Zoom meetings with video. If you are unable to, please email classes@cancerlifeline.org or call (206) 832-1277 M-F 9am-5pm and we’ll provide a dial-in number.


November 24
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Seattle, WA 98103 United States