Emerging Artisans Program
Every Sunday 10am to 2pm
Join us!
Meet the many artisans sharing their wares for the first time.
Please come and support their entrepreneurial spirit!
Have a look at our first event here:


Artists' Gallery will be open on Sundays beginning in January thanks to volunteer Theresa Foley! She will be in the Gallery 10am to 2pm during the  Sunday  Emerging Artisans Program, she may be painting a cat...on canvas. Her cat art is available in the Gallery which helps support the Venice Cat Coalition and the special kitties she cares for. Stop by and buy a unique gift for yourself and some one you like.

We have more of Marcy Lombard's wonderful watercolors (tubes and framed), thank you to her family for sharing her story and artwork with TOS. She was a well known artist in Englewood back when the Lemon Bay Art Gallery was on Dearborn, her originals are available at nominal cost.

Thank you to all who made purchases at the December Fine Art Show and in the Gallery, you help encourage our artists and allow them to continue creating new work. We are still open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 2pm. (If you'd like to volunteer, we'll open more often.) Welcome back to our returning member Artists, can't wait to see what you create this year!
Pottery Studio Classes

Greetings and Happy New Year wishes to all of our friends, studio members, and supporters. 

It is that time of year again and business is picking up as it always does. We start getting inquiries from people visiting the Open Studio grounds and our Pottery Studio, as to the classes we have available, and they fill up before we can even post them. Such a great problem for us to have, but frustrating for those wanting to take a class.  Some of the classes we offer are Mary's popular Coastal Colander Bowl class, Introduction to Wheel Throwing, various Wind Chime classes and more. 

We are doing things differently this year for the  Friday Night classes, as they are no longer of the drop in variety and instead are all pre-registration required.  This allows us to better gauge interest and avoid over-booking. We utilize several different qualified instructors to hold classes at our studio. 

We currently have openings in our  Friday night Mermaid Wind Chime and Lighthouse classes. Other classes are continually added and we are currently scheduling for  March.  Best way to find out about classes is to email   tospottery@gmail.com for more information or visit our Facebook page,  www.facebook.com/theopenstudiopottery 

Thank you for your continued interest in our studio.    
Smoothie Making 101
Salad Dressing Basics
presented by Health Coach Shelley

Health Coach Shelley will be teaching 2 new "cooking" classes this month - Smoothie Making 101 and Salad Dressing Basics!

Ever wonder what fruits and veggies make the best smoothie? What ingredients go together and what will they do for my overall health? We will learn about micro-greens and other super food choices! Join us in the classroom for a hands on smoothie making class. We will blend and taste and learn how to make a healthy, tasty meal! You will leave class with several recipes and ideas to create your own favorite smoothie. Classes held on January 4th and 18th at 4:00 in the expressive arts building. Cost $10

Coach Shelley will also be serving up Salad Dressings! Come and learn how to make dressing for your favorite salad. Get away from using store bought dressings that are full of additives and chemicals. Making your own dressing is fun, inexpensive and oh so good for you. We will learn several dressing recipes and of course taste our creations. Classes will be held on January 11th and 25th at 4:00 in the expressive arts building. Cost $10

Health Coach Shelley would also like to invite you to join her for Prime Time Health classes. This month we will focus on the importance of label reading, healthy grocery shopping and how to do a pantry makeover. Learn the tricks that food manufacturers don't want you to know regarding the serving size and nutrition facts. Join Shelley every Wednesday at 2:30-3:30 this month for informative healthy food buying classes. Cost $10 per week. For more information on all of the classes and to sign up for class - visit www.choice-health-and-wellness.com. Limit of 15 per class. Sign up quickly!!

Lemon Bay Yoga Studio

The body benefits from movement, the mind benefits from stillness 
~ Sakyong Mipham

Lemon Bay Yoga Studio is its second year of business at The Open Studio, we are growing quickly and more students find us each day.  We would like to thank all of our students for their continued support and attendance. 

Are you looking for a more vigorous yoga class? Join us for  Vinyasa Power Flow, Fridays from  9-10:15 am. Please note this class is not for beginners. 

For a gentle flow join us on Mondays & Thursdays  9-10:15 for   Flow and Restore, appropriate for beginners this class is 45 minutes of a gentle flow followed by 30 minutes of restorative yoga. 

We have three Restorative Yoga classes this year: 
Restorative Yoga for Hip and Back Health
Tuesdays  9-10:15am and Fridays  10:30-11:45am
Candlelight Restorative Yoga 
Fridays 7-8pm (this class requires pre-registration) 

We have some exciting workshops planned for January: 
Thursday January 12th from 7-8:30pm
6 Week Kids Workshop 1/21-2/24 (Saturdays) 11am-12pm
Thursday January 26th 7-8:30pm

We also welcome back  Alexander Mallon!   Alexander will be hosting  Surfing the Cosmic Wave : An Astrological perspective on chaos, riptide and re-birth! Saturday January 28th from   1-4:30.
Alexander will also be available for private readings while he is here. Call  Lemon Bay Yoga Studio at 207-450-7040 to schedule your appointment. 

Please note, we encourage (some cases require) pre-registration for classes and workshops. Please check our website for the most up to date class information. 

Art Classes with Dee

Hi everyone! My name is Dee. I've been giving the Expressive Arts "Go with the FLOW" classes on Mondays 10am to 12:30pm and Fridays from 2 to 4:30pm at THE OPEN STUDIO. As an Expressive Arts Practitioner, it's my job (and my joy!) to move participants from one art modality to another, to keep our creativity FLOWing. This movement from one mode to another makes for a wider/deeper range of expression. It expands the way we see ourselves, our creations, the world and best of all, it's fun! One of my students has taken 6 weeks of classes so far and said, "I never know what new things we're going to do each week and that makes it exciting!" Another calls it her "Happy class"! One told me, "It's fun experimenting with all this, I don't want to stop!" and "It amazes me how fast the two and a half hours go by!" I invite you to come out and see for yourself. No art experience needed...artists and not-yet-artists find these sessions help TURN UP the volume on their creativity switch.

I also had the pleasure of facilitating the creation of a "COMMUNITY COLLAGE" in the Expressive Arts building during The Open Studio's Garden Party on December 18th. Here's some photos of the participants...the finished collage creation will be on display during the "Emerging Artisans Program"...come see!
Psst...rumor has it there will be ART "HAPPENINGS" during the Sunday events. That's when, and where, everyone and anyone is invited to PLAY and have FUN!!! May the CREATIVITY force be with you all in 2017! Stop by and say "Hi"! I'd love to connect and create with you. Artfully, Dee


Drumming Workshop and Sunset Drum Circle
Friday January 6th, 4 to 6pm, suggested donation $10
One-of-a-kind drumming experience. You will learn the art of creating great sound on a hand drum, multi-part traditional ensemble rhythms.
Beginners are welcome. A limited number of drums may be available. Please bring one if you have one, and an extra if you can.  There will be a sunset drum circle immediately following the workshop.

Fish Wind Chimes with Michelle McCarthy - Pottery
Friday January 6th, 6-8pm , $45
A fun and unique pottery class.
Pre-registration required. Please contact tospottery@gmail.com

Crystal Bowl Full Moon Sound Healing Concert
Thursday January 12th from 7 to 8pm.
With Robert Austin. The powerful vibrations of sound penetrates the body which consists of approximately 70 % water and gives a gentle internal massage to all your cells.
Let the vibrations of the bowl integrate into the body and let your spirit soar! We have bolster and blankets available for your comfort but please feel free to bring your own. $15 in advance, $20 at the door
To register or for more information, please click here.

Hot Club of SRQ - Gypsy Jazz & Rumba Gitana
Saturday January 14th from 3 to 5pm
Hot Club of SRQ plays Gypsy Jazz that is deeply rooted in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli emulating the style of what the French call "Jazz Manouche" and "Le Jazz Hot" in the style of Sinti virtuosos and the "Quintette du Hot Club de France" circa 1934-1948. They also draw inspiration musically from around the globe and have a passion for performing Parisian Jazz, Rumba Flamenco, Be Bop, Bossanova, Samba, Tango, Afro Cuban and the American songbook.
Suggested Donation: $10.00 for adults; kids 12 and under are free.
Please click here to register.

Sound Healing Demonstrations
Sunday January 15th from 11am to 2pm
Held during the Artisans Program at The Open Studio. Robert will be conducting sound demonstrations by placing one's feet into an 18" Crystal Bowl and fell the vortex of energy along with the healing Rods of Isis. Crystal Bowls and Rods of Isis healing will be available for purchase. Suggested Donation of $5 - No Registration Required

Culinary Gingers Slideshow with Andy Firk
Thursday January 19th from 6 to 8pm, $10
Through a colorful slideshow and hands on display, Andy Firk will cover growing and harvest tips, country of origin, cooking tips, and plant sources, for species of the Ginger Family (Zingiberaceae) including: Galangal - Manjal - Turmeric - Cardamoms - Kantan - Mango Ginger - Krachai - Zedoary - Rasna - Ruby Ginger - Myoga - Kencur - Awapuhi - White Mango Ginger - Temu Hitam - Temu Lawak - and more. Many of which are quite easy to grow across Florida. Any questions, call Andy at 863-263-2331. Click here for the Facebook event.

Kidding Around Yoga™ 6 week workshop with Barbara Gail
Saturdays 11 -12:00,  January 21st-February 25th
1 Child $60.00 / 2+ Children $90.00
Kidding Around Yoga™ yoga classes are fun & energetic, with creative movement, songs, fun props, & magic yoga-mat rides! While learning yoga postures, deep breathing & relaxation techniques, together we'll develop coordination, flexibility, strength & balance, while cultivating creativity, cooperation, kindness, an attitude of gratitude, clear minds & joyful hearts. Please click here for more information or to register.

The Orenda Duo Jazzes Up The Open Studio!
Wednesday January 25th from 7 to 9pm
The Orenda Duo - Jenny and Nathan Wilson - focus on original music with the addition of jazz standards, contemporary and familiar, as well as unique arrangements of popular songs. Nathan Wilson utilizes the singing quality of the double bass as a melodic instrument. Jenny's piano style is highly influenced by modern jazz pianists and by her classical training. Their music can be described as "subtle swing, lilting Latin, and cinematic original composition."
Suggested donation: $10, kids 12 and under free.
Please click here to register.

Ayurveda for Beginners
Thursday, January 26th7 to 8:30pm  $30
The key to Ayurvedic wellness and healing is the knowledge that health is not a "one size fits all" proposition. One must understand the unique nature of each person and situation, taking into account the individual, the season, the geography, and so on.   In this class students will learn how to:  Determine their individual body type;  Identify where their body may be out of balance;  Basic Ayurveda principals and terms;        
Incorporate Ayurveda easily into their everyday life
Please click here for more information or to register.

Surfing the Cosmic Wave - Astrology workshop with Alex Mallon
Saturday January 28th from 1 to 4:30pm, $40
An Astrological perspective on chaos, riptide and re-birth!
Learn how to ride the flow of the cosmic tide and ride the best surf to connect to your highest self!
You will learn:
* how your birth-chart illustrates your strengths and limitations
* how the synchronicity of planetary trends affects your personal growth
* what your life lessons are
* where your power lies
* what spiritual gifts you have been given
Registration required. Please click here for more information.

LM Acoustics Return To The Open Studio!
Sunday January 29th from 3 to 6pm, suggested donation $10
Guitar and vocal duo LM Acoustics return to The Stage at The Open Studio, right after The Emerging Artisans Program. With their vocal abilities and blistering acoustic guitar solos, LM Acoustics - Srecko ("Lucky") Pavlovic and Mark Connelly - will leave you smiling and your toes tired from tapping!   This will be a fun, family event. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic and your favorite beverages.
Please click here to register.

The Artist's Way - 12 week program
February 7th -  Tuesdays, 1pm to 3pm OR 5pm - 7pm
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.
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

The Astrological Meaning of Our Relationships
Saturday, March 18th from 1 to 5:00pm, $75
This small, intensive workshop will give an insight into our most intimate connections and what we can learn from them.
Perhaps the most revealing views your personal astrological chart can give you are as a mirroring of your emotional, psychological and- most important- spiritual connections to people closest to you in your life.
* Exactly where do you connect with these people?
* What are the most important lessons you are destined to learn from one another?
* How can you be most objective and 'clear sighted' to nurture these important and meaningful relationships?
Registration required. Please click here for more information.

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

Emerging Artisans Program -  Sundays from 10am to 2pm
Come to the Open Studio on Sundays! The new Emerging Artisan's Program provides a venue and support for emerging artisans, musicians, and craftspeople.

Prime-Time Health Class
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
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
Mondays, 10:00am - 12:30pm OR Fridays, 2:00 - 4:30pm
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
Mondays, 2:00pm - 4:30pm OR Fridays, 10:00am - 12:30pm
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.