Happy Holidays to all of you!

Hard to believe it's December already.  Summer seemed to drag on making us think we had lots of time to get ready for the busy winter months....and suddenly, here they are.
Everyone at the Open Studio is very excited about our latest double incubation project, The Emerging Artisan's Program.  TOS is supporting a new business venture for Kathryn Holt, the coordinator of the Emerging Artisan Program and she in turn is creating a venue for small entrepreneurs to showcase their new ventures.  Lots of winners for this program, so come and support this new Backyard Event.
We all love the local Farmer's Markets and Art Festivals, but one has to have a pretty sizable body of art work or product in order to avail themselves of those events for selling their wares.  We wanted to create a small intimate venue where new ventures could showcase their work on a much smaller scale.....one card table of their art if that's all they have, one food item to test out or one week's batch of herbal salve.
We wanted it to be low cost and no pressure.....but also fun.  So we've opened our gardens to a weekly event of food, demos and new artisans you won't find at the bigger markets....because this isn't a market, it's a Garden Party.   Join us on December 18th to try something new, see how things are made, listen to some open mic musicians who are also testing their talents, and find a unique Holiday gift. 
If you are an Artisan with something you'd like to present at The Open Studio, please go to the website for information on how to participate in our new program.
Please put  December 18th  on your calendar and come hungry because Ania's Kitchen has created a special brunch menu for this event.  Don't miss it.  There is nothing else like it happening in town.   See you there.

Happy Holidays
from Lemon Bay Yoga Studio!

Come relax and do something for yourself with our TWO HOUR
Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils Workshop on Friday, December 9th for $35. Sign up here.

We welcome Megan Gallus-Grimm to our studio! Megan will be teaching Flow and Restore.  This creative class combines 45 minutes of a Gentle Flow Yoga followed by 30 minutes of Restorative Yoga on Mondays and Thursday from 9 to 10:15am.

Don't miss our Mindful Meditation Class on Saturdays from 8:30-9:15.  Meditation slows aging, increases happiness, improves concentration and benefits cardiovascular and immune health. 

Be on the look out for our Ayurveda workshop to start after the new year!


Christmas Ornament at The Artists' Gallery

The 2016 TOS ornament is here, hand made by Nichole Moranda, it will bring a little peace to your holiday! Be sure to get yours for only $10 and we still have some of past years available if you want to add to, or start, your collection. TOS commissions one of the member artists to create the ornament for its annual fundraiser. Remember, handmade artwork makes unique gifts for those special people on your lists!

Happy Holidays
from The Real Juice Bar

Looking forward to a new year at the Spa and Real Juice Bar.  Many wonderful things happening at The Open Studio.  Come on in and enjoy our 100% Organic Whole Food Plant Based Menu, the healing warmth of our infra-red sauna, and multiple therapeutic benefits of the Body Work that we offer to restore and rebuild.  We have gift certificates available for the Holiday Season!!  Happy Holidays everyone!!!

L M Acoustics  - Srecko ("Lucky") Pavlovic and Mark Connelly - have been singing and playing together for several years. In that time they have assembled a varied, eclectic, and highly entertaining playlist. Their vocal abilities and blistering acoustic guitar solos and duets have propelled them rapidly in popularity in the Southwestern Florida area. The Open Studio backyard open-air venue provides a synergy to their performance. You will leave smiling, and checking their Facebook schedule for their next local appearance!

Suggested donation: $10.00 for adults; kids free!
Help spread the word by sharing the Facebook event!
December 18th
Holiday Garden Party and first Emerging Artisan's Program

The new Emerging Artisans Program provides a venue and support for emerging artisans, musicians, and craftspeople to display, sell, and demonstrate their handcrafted art/wares. Artisans and craftspersons from as wide a range of artistic and craft styles and techniques as possible will display. Held in The Open Studio Gardens, artisans and attendees will interact in a beautiful, lush setting.

The Emerging Artisans Program will be held Sundays, from December 18, 2016 through April 30, 2017 (there is no Program on Christmas Day, December 25th), from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Come support local up-and-coming artisans! Free admission.
Please help spread the word by sharing the Facebook Event!


The Artist's Way - 12 week program
Starts November 29 -  Tuesdays, 10am to 12pm OR 7pm - 9pm
Come join this 12 week program to jumpstart or to revive creativity in your life.  This "Creative Cluster" will be hosted and coordinated by artist & Expressive Arts Facilitator, Dee Calzavara - following the template that Julia Cameron sets out in her "The Artist's Way" book.  
$60.00 per person for the 12 week program. Please obtain "The Artist's Way" book before the start of the program and bring the book, writing paper, and a pen to class each week. Contact Dee at  d.calzavara@bell.net to register.
It's Never Too Late To Begin Again - 12 week program
This is a new program that Julia Cameron, author of "The Artist's Way" developed in 2016. She has geared this 12 week agenda towards us "midlife and beyond" folks, and for the "retirees and other creative souls". The 12 week program focuses on discovering our creativity and meaning at this stage of our lives.
$60.00 per person for the 12 week program. Please purchase the book "It's Never too late to Begin Again" by Julia Cameron before the first class. You will need to bring this book each week along with writing paper and a pen.  Please register with Dee at d.calzavara@bell.net

Christmas Ornament Pottery Class
November 29th from 10am to 12pm, $35 per class.
December 1st from 1 to 3pm, $35 per class.
For more information or to register, go to the Pottery Studio or email  tospottery@gmail.com .

Coastal Colander Pottery Class
Tuesday December 6th at 10am
These classes are very popular and usually fill up quickly. The cost is $45 per class.  For more info, email  tospottery@gmail.com .

Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils with Nadine Richards
Friday December 9th from 6 to 8 pm
This 2 hour workshop will lead you on a sensory journey designed to induce a state of peace and deep relaxation. Combining restorative, relaxing and healing poses with the use of therapeutic essential oils to melt away holiday stress and give you a chance to take care of yourself.   $35 online, $40 at the door,  click here  to register

House Concert - LM Acoustics
Saturday December 17th from 3 to 6pm
Join us in the TOS Backyard to see these skilled musicians do their thing. Suggested donation $10, kids free! Help spread the word by sharing the Facebook Event.

Holiday Garden Party and First Emerging Artisan's Program
Sunday December 18th from 10am to 2pm   FREE!
Please mark December 18th on your calendar and join us for a Holiday Garden Party to kick off the first Sunday of our Emerging Artisan's Program.  Help spread the word by sharing the Facebook Event.  

To see our calendar of events, click here
Yoga Classes from Lemon Bay Yoga Studio  - with Nadine in the Healing Arts Center - click here  to see the class schedule

Prime-Time Health Class (starts January 4th)
Wednesdays, 4 week class, ongoing, from 2 to 3:30pm
Prime-Time is a scientifically proven plan for healthy aging. Prime-Time Health is for those who want to take charge of their health, prevent disease, avoid disability and spend money on something other than doctors.  $100.00 per 4-week class; includes books, workbooks, health snack and recipes and ongoing support.
Please register by contacting Shelley at 941-800-8149 or shelleysells@msn.com

Healthy "hands on" Cooking Classes (starts January 4th)
Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30pm
This class was designed to teach healthy cooking techniques. We will be using tools from Pampered Chef. Come to live "hands on" classes for fun, food, and learning.   $25 per class
Please register by contacting Shelley at 941-800-8149 or shelleysells@msn.com

Go With The FLOW - Expressive Arts Class
This is an Expressive Arts class that encourages creativity by FLOWing from one art form to another in a playful way. This movement takes participants out of their left-sided critic brain and puts them into their right-sided creative mind.  $20.00 per class, or $75.00 for 4 classes; includes materials. A small fee will be charged if extra materials are used.  Please register by contacting Dee at d.calzavara@bell.net

Open Studio Process - Art Classes
Students with artistic experience ranging from none to expert will benefit from learning the Open Studio Process. Together we play, explore, and experiment with the materials for drawing, painting, basic sculpture, collage, etc. in a pleasure driven way that is self-empowering, leading to personal growth and greater consciousness. 
$20.00 per class, or $75.00 for 4 classes; includes materials. A small fee will be charged if extra materials are used.  Please register by contacting Dee at d.calzavara@bell.net



380 Old Englewood Road
Englewood, FL 34223

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The Open Studio
380 Old Englewood Road, Englewood, Florida 34223

The Open Studio is a member-based, not-for-profit organization founded to support entrepreneurs with new small business ideas, and encourage creativity and healthy living. Our co-op partners provide a variety of products and services including organic food and juices, edible landscaping, pottery and visual arts classes, therapeutic massage, yoga, tai chi, an art gallery, backyard house concerts and performing arts.