Public Art Class Calendar

Fiercely Serene Studios offers a variety of art and dance classes at various venues around Northeastern Ohio.

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February 8 (Wednesday, 7pm-8:30pm): Introduction to Neurographic Drawing
Brook Park Branch, CCPL – 6155 Engle Road, Brook Park, Ohio 44142

Explore this calming and restorative art form that you can easily recreate when you need a mindful moment! Neurographic art is a transformative, therapeutic style that uses a few basic principles and guidelines to mimic the look of synaptic relays in the brain and neurons while processing stress, trauma, or any other mental blockage you may be facing. This extremely relaxing and accessible artform is easy to learn and applicable any time. Participants will be guided through the process of drawing the neurographic lines while discussing the application of art-as-therapy in this unique workshop.

FREE! All supplies provided. Registration required.

February 9 (Thursday, 12:30pm-2:30pm): Gel Press Monoprinting
Donna Smallwood Activities Center – 7001 W Ridgewood Dr, Parma, Ohio 44129

Create one-of-a-kind masterpieces with this fun and engaging printmaking class! Using simple texture tools and a specially treated gel pad, this modern printmaking method produces layered images with a unique style. Your instructor will demonstrate a variety of printing techniques, then you’ll be free to play around with the media and press to bring your own visions to life. Participants typically make 3-5 pieces in this two hour class. Brought to you by the Parma Area Fine Arts Council and partially supported by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

FREE! All supplies provided. Please contact kathrynmabin@att.net for more information.

February 20 (Monday, 7pm-8:30pm): Introduction to Neurographic Drawing
Parma Snow Branch, CCPL – 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio 44134

Explore this calming and restorative art form that you can easily recreate when you need a mindful moment! Neurographic art is a transformative, therapeutic style that uses a few basic principles and guidelines to mimic the look of synaptic relays in the brain and neurons while processing stress, trauma, or any other mental blockage you may be facing. This extremely relaxing and accessible artform is easy to learn and applicable any time. Participants will be guided through the process of drawing the neurographic lines while discussing the application of art-as-therapy in this unique workshop.

FREE! All supplies provided. Registration required.

February 21 (Tuesday, 12:30pm-2:30pm): Faux Watercolors
Donna Smallwood Activities Center – 7001 W Ridgewood Dr, Parma, Ohio 44129

This beginner-friendly workshop uses inexpensive, easy-to-find materials to create colorful, flowing, watercolor style backgrounds as a foundation for artmaking. Participants typically make 3-5 pieces during this workshop. Brought to you by the Parma Area Fine Arts Council and partially supported by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

FREE! All supplies provided. Please contact kathrynmabin@att.net for more information.

February 23 (Thursday, 7pm-8:30pm): Introduction to Neurographic Drawing
Maple Heights Branch, CCPL – 5225 Library Lane, Maple Heights, Ohio 44137

Explore this calming and restorative art form that you can easily recreate when you need a mindful moment! Neurographic art is a transformative, therapeutic style that uses a few basic principles and guidelines to mimic the look of synaptic relays in the brain and neurons while processing stress, trauma, or any other mental blockage you may be facing. This extremely relaxing and accessible artform is easy to learn and applicable any time. Participants will be guided through the process of drawing the neurographic lines while discussing the application of art-as-therapy in this unique workshop.

FREE! All supplies provided. Registration required.

February 27 (Monday, 2pm-48:30pm): Introduction to Neurographic Drawing
Gates Mills Branch, CCPL – 1491 Chagrin River Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040

Explore this calming and restorative art form that you can easily recreate when you need a mindful moment! Neurographic art is a transformative, therapeutic style that uses a few basic principles and guidelines to mimic the look of synaptic relays in the brain and neurons while processing stress, trauma, or any other mental blockage you may be facing. This extremely relaxing and accessible artform is easy to learn and applicable any time. Participants will be guided through the process of drawing the neurographic lines while discussing the application of art-as-therapy in this unique workshop.

FREE! All supplies provided. Registration required.

March 11, 18, 25 (Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm): Introduction to Art Journaling Series
Independence Branch, CCPL – 6361 Selig Dr, Independence, Ohio 44131

Each week, this class will combine a variety of mixed media supplies and techniques with the principles of self-expression and self-discovery to create full-page spreads and designs. Blank journals will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own journal (blank book, sketchbook, graph pad, upcycled old book, or whatever you like) if they choose.

FREE! All supplies provided. Registration required.

March 14 – May 23 (Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm): Art Club – Art Journaling Series
BAYarts – 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Art journaling combines habitual self-expression with a wide variety of mixed media art techniques in a fun and rewarding art-as-therapy practice. Whether you’re looking for a more colorful way to chronicle your thoughts and experiences, wanting to expand your personal artistic practice, or anything in between, art journaling can help! This series will break journaling down into three basic components: backgrounds, focal points, and sentiments/writing. Each session will focus primarily on one of the three building blocks, examining new mixed media techniques or approaches while creating a fully-finished page every class. Blank journals will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own journal (blank book, sketchbook, graph pad, upcycled old book, or whatever you like) if they choose.

All supplies included. Registration required, further information pending.

March 30 (Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm): Gel Press Monoprinting
BAYarts – 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Create one-of-a-kind masterpieces with this fun and engaging printmaking class! Using simple texture tools and a specially treated gel pad, this modern printmaking method produces layered images with a unique style. Your instructor will demonstrate a variety of printing techniques, then you’ll be free to play around with the media and press to bring your own visions to life. Participants typically make 3-5 pieces in this two hour class.

All supplies included. Registration required, further information pending.

April 15, 22, 29 (Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm): Introduction to Art Journaling Series
Olmsted Falls Branch, CCPL – 8100 Mapleway Dr, Olmsted Falls, Ohio 44138

Each week, this class will combine a variety of mixed media supplies and techniques with the principles of self-expression and self-discovery to create full-page spreads and designs. Blank journals will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own journal (blank book, sketchbook, graph pad, upcycled old book, or whatever you like) if they choose.

FREE! All supplies provided. Registration required.

April 27 (Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm): Introduction to Neurographic Drawing
BAYarts – 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Explore this calming and restorative art form that you can easily recreate when you need a mindful moment! Neurographic art is a transformative, therapeutic style that uses a few basic principles and guidelines to mimic the look of synaptic relays in the brain and neurons while processing stress, trauma, or any other mental blockage you may be facing. This extremely relaxing and accessible artform is easy to learn and applicable any time. Participants will be guided through the process of drawing the neurographic lines while discussing the application of art-as-therapy in this unique workshop.

All supplies included. Registration required, further information pending.

May 4 (Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm): Mark Making Abstracts
BAYarts – 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Painting can be intimidating, even when you’re trying to make abstract art. This workshop uses craft foam and recycled cardboard to create mark-making stamps to make abstract acrylics more accessible and to simplify the process of creating a fabulous painting! Your instructor will discuss the wide variety of mark-making techniques and how to use them in painting before demonstrating how to make your very own mark-making stamps. Participants will create a finished abstract art piece on a canvas board and a series of 3-5 foam stamps.

All supplies included. Registration required, further information pending.

May 11, 18, 25 (Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm): Introduction to Art Journaling Series
BAYarts – 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Art journaling combines habitual self-expression with a wide variety of mixed media art techniques in a fun and rewarding art-as-therapy practice. Whether you’re looking for a more colorful way to chronicle your thoughts and experiences, wanting to expand your personal artistic practice, or anything in between, art journaling can help! Each session will touch on mixed media techniques to create a fully-finished page. Blank journals will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own journal (blank book, sketchbook, graph pad, upcycled old book, or whatever you like) if they choose.

All supplies included. Registration required, further information pending.

July 26 (Wednesday, time TBD): Gel Press Monoprinting
Strongsville Branch, CCPL – 18700 Westwood Dr, Strongsville, OH 44136

Create one-of-a-kind masterpieces with this fun and engaging printmaking class! Using simple texture tools and a specially treated gel pad, this modern printmaking method produces layered images with a unique style. Your instructor will demonstrate a variety of printing techniques, then you’ll be free to play around with the media and press to bring your own visions to life. Participants typically make 3-5 pieces in this two hour class.

FREE! All supplies provided. Registration required, further information pending.