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A Class in the Art of Origami in Pasadena, California

Class projects by Yuko Houston (click photo for larger image)For those of you who live in Southern California, here is your opportunity to learn the art of origami from an artist who has taught this specialized art form for over 20 years. Yuko Houston is a native of Tokyo, Japan. She moved to the United States in the early 90’s where she taught origami to children and teenagers. For the last several years she has taught origami and design as a visiting artist throughout Southern California, at various art schools and colleges. Spirit Life Art Studios is excited to sponsor two hands on workshops with all supplies provided. Yuko’s classes are scheduled for Saturday, March 9 and 23,  2013 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

This workshop is open to adults and children 12 and older. For artist who wants to challenge their three dimensional perceptive skills origami is a wonderful medium. We keep our classes small to ensure each participant receives individual time with Artist Yuko.  This workshop will add a valuable tool to your creative tool box, with applications for greeting cards, decorations, art sculptures and personal stress relief.

During each workshop there will be a 15 minute break, the studio will provide healthy refreshments for your enjoyment.

Cost: $30.00 per person.

Spirit Life Art Studios
1005 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 205

Pasadena, CA 91106 

(Free Parking for event attendees behind Academy Office Building.)
SPACE IS LIMITED - PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY MARCH 1, 2013 - Email or call (213) 509-9161
Checks, debit and credit cards accepted!



Fiber Forward: Contemporary Practices in Textile Art

(click photos for larger images)Beginning January 18th and running through March 17th, The Palos Verdes Art Center will be presenting "Fiber Forward: Contemporary Practices in Textile Art" - two extraordinary exhibitions featuring Fiber Art and Printmaking.

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Summer Classes at Palos Verdes

I'm very pleased to announce that registration has begun for my summer classes at Palos Verdes Art Center!

This year, I'll be offering five all-new programs in Fine Arts and Art History. A description of the classes and registration information follows after the cut...

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Nighttime: Between The Covers - A Special Series At La Crescenta Libary

Caravaggio - Supper at Emmaus - 1506 - Oil on Canvas - Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan
Nighttime: Between the Covers
3 Visual Presentations – 90 minutes per session
Monday evenings – 6:30-8:00 pm - June 11th, 18th and 25th

In this highly entertaining art historical journey, we’ll be looking at Nighttime: Between the Covers! In Session 1, we’ll explore nighttime scenes as they’ve been portrayed by such artists as Remington, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Friedrich, Van Gogh, Constable, Turner, O’Keeffe and others. In Session 2, our focus will be on books--from the exquisite illuminated manuscripts of the medieval-renaissance era--to the beautiful handmade art books of today. We’ll also look at masterworks that feature books in them--because a private library was a sign of prestige and achievement. Session 3 will find us exploring bedrooms and other intimate interiors--as rendered by such great masters as Jan van Eyck, Vermeer, Tiepolo, Boucher, Fragonard, Mengs, Goya, Delacroix, and Munch--among others.

For a detailed description of the program and further information, click below...

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June 2nd & 3rd - “Illuminations”

(click photo for larger image)Los Angeles--St. Paul Lutheran Church will be presenting its 1st Annual fundraising art exhibition on Saturday & Sunday - June 2nd and 3rd, 2012. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artworks will benefit the Church.

This milestone “first” of what will be many Annual events at St. Paul will feature works of art inspired by feelings, thoughts, and ideas related to spirituality--which lead,  of course -- to “Illuminations”. The artists sharing their personal visions include Stan Bruce, Sherry Giang, Jill Kiefer, Toni Scott, and Shelley Bruce.

Because of the varied styles and media pursued by each of these talented artists--this promises to be a fantastic show! During the course of each exhibit day--the artists will deliver impromptu talks about their work. They’ll also be available to chat with visitors during all exhibition hours.

There will be a meditation space where people can just relax and reflect on their own thoughts. A Community Art Project will also be in place--where guests can express their own illuminations.

We hope that you will offer your support to the artists--and to St. Paul Lutheran Church--by visiting the exhibition.

There will be a reception on Saturday at around 12:30 PM and on Sunday at around 1:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Join us for this very special event!


June 2 & 3, 2012 (Saturday & Sunday)

Saturday - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sunday - NOON - 5:00 PM


St. Paul Lutheran Church

3901 West Adams Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90018

Phone: 402-525-3395