Upcoming Season!

Hello Everyone.  Season is upon us and we are happy for both the break in the weather and the beginning arrivals of our winter friends and family.   In this newsletter you will find classes and events from the folks who have been making The Open Studio the great place it has become......good food, good fun, and a beautiful environment where health, wellness and creativity abounds.  Following, in a few days, we'll be be sending out a Special Edition newsletter introducing all the new people and events you will find at The Open Studio this year.  We are delighted with the additions to our volunteers, business partners and programs and we think you will be also. 
So check below to see what all your familiar favorites are up to this season and watch for our second newsletter for what's new at TOS.
See you all soon.  Evelyn
Lemon Bay Yoga Studio

'Do what is healing to your spirit and without effort
you will bring the world healing in return' - Alan Cohen
Get down here and get your yoga on! We have Yoga for Every Body, Beginners Yoga, Vinyasa Power Flow, Restorative Yoga and more! We are excited to have Randy Moore teaching Activators Stress Release Stretching and Mindful Meditation classes.  
Click here for full schedule and Class Descriptions.  We are recommending students sign up online for classes to ensure your spot.  Small classes means you get personal attention and space to practice!
Please be sure to check our website or Facebook for the most updated class and workshop information. 

TOSP Receives Grant
The Open Studio Pottery had reason to celebrate this summer. They applied for and received a grant award for their contribution to the community and their efforts to provide people an opportunity to explore their artistic creativity in pottery making.

The grant award was made by the Tides Foundation and was put to good use to update equipment and necessary materials to keep the Pottery Studio running efficiently.

The managers of TOSP, Mary and Bob Weber, as well as everyone else at The Open Studio, would like to thank the Tides Foundation for this award and for providing this type of assistance to all non-profit organizations to do what they do.
The Spa and Real Juice Bar

Here we go again...already October!!  Time is going by so fast and the fall is already upon us!  We had a great summer in sunny Florida and were blessed to escape hurricane season unscathed once again!
We are currently gearing up for the season at The Spa and Real Juice Bar and will be bringing back our yummy soups.  We are working on a new adventure with our plant based food line, so please stop by for life transforming new prepared foods and delicious deserts that are so scrumptious it is hard to believe they are so good for you!!!  On the juice and smoothie side, we will be adding some delicious new choices including hot chai latte!
Don't forget to come on in and use the Far-Infrared Sauna.  Only $50.00 per month... unlimited use.  Make it a habit.  Your body will thank you!  Ask about our massage/body work packages for the total spa experience!
Ahh yes!  Last but most importantly!  Sign up for our election day juice detox!  This has been a stressful time for all!  Your system could use a break!
We look forward to seeing you soon!...
Katherine, Sue, J.P, Lindsey and Shelly
In the swing at The Artists' Gallery

The Artists' Gallery is gearing up for season, our artists are returning and new work is coming in. We will resume regular hours November 15th, we will be open TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY from 10am to 2 pm.  I would love to have volunteers come in to open more often. In the mean time you can find me around cleaning and working on displays and Mary is in the studio when not on new grandma duty.
The 2016 TOS* ornament is here, hand made by Nichole Maranda, 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!
I look forward to seeing you in the Gallery this season! 
Sherry O'Connell

Rita Schwab

Rita Schwab is back this season with creative and fun art classes. More information coming soon!

Now you can sign up for classes online with PayPal at   www.RitaSchwabFineArts.com and click on classes.

André The Singer Comes to The Open Studio
Concert & Potluck Sunday October 23 at 4pm
André The Singer will be performing at an impromptu pot luck supper at The Open Studio this Sunday, October 23rd, from 4:00-7:00pm.
André is a seasoned vocalist, musician, and entertainer, who covers a wide range of songs, genres, and six decades of classics, with an amazing 3-1/2 octave vocal range!

Equally at home as a solo performer, duo, trio, or fronting a full band, André's song selections allow him to perform for any age group, covering everything from Led Zeppelin to Hank Williams Sr. and everything in between. André is also well-known for his tribute program to Johnny Cash, called Instant Cash. André often appears with special guest performers.

Please join us this Sunday, Oc tober 23rd at 4:00pm. A $5.00 donation is appreciated, along with a dish for the pot luck supper. Let us know you are coming via our Facebook event, and help us spread the word by sharing the event!

Save The Date - October 28th at 5:30pm
Transition Venice  ~ Building Resilience Through Community

It's a beautiful morning in Venice. Transition Venice and The Open Studio would like to invite you to a beautiful evening here, at TOS. There will be a Pot luck, bon fire and lively discussions regarding improved resilience in our local communities.  This event is less than 2 weeks away, so mark your calendar today.
This is a must event for anyone interested in starting a Transition Initiative in Englewood or North Port.  Transition Venice members will be on hand to discuss the opportunity and your questions.
See you there!

Save the Date
Friday November 11th at 7pm

Musical performance by Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm


André the Singer comes to TOS - Concert & Potluck
Sunday October 23rd from 4 to 7pm
André The Singer will be performing at an impromptu pot luck supper. A $5.00 donation is appreciated, along with a dish for the pot luck supper. Check out the Facebook event!

Transition Venice - Potluck & Discussion
Friday October 28th at 5:30pm
There will be a Pot luck, bon fire and lively discussions regarding improved resilience in our local communities.   This is a must event for anyone interested in starting a Transition Initiative in Englewood. Transition Venice members will be on hand to discuss the opportunity and your questions.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm - Concert
Friday November 11th at 7pm

Gratitude Journaling & Yoga Workshop with Nadine Richards
Tuesday November 15th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
In this workshop we will use yoga as a means to explore the transformative emotion of gratitude while utilizing deep hip releasing poses to detoxify the mind and body of negative emotions. 
At the end the physical practice you will have a the opportunity to journal about your experience with guided prompts if needed.
$35 online, $40 at the door, click here to register

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

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

Abstract Painting for Beginners (starts in November)
Thursdays from 10am to 1pm
In this Abstract Painting class we will paint freely, colorfully, without inhibition using our intuition and our own sense of balance and harmony to create unique abstract works. We will study color relationships, composition, movement and more. $ 35/class or $125/month. For more information and to pre-register contact Rita at  earthelements01@gmail.com or click here.



380 Old Englewood Road
Englewood, FL 34223

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380 Old Englewood Road, Englewood, Florida 34223

The Open Studio is a volunteer supported not for profit 501(c)3 organization. It's mission is to encourage healthy living and creativity and includes a food and gardening program, a juice bar, pottery, visual art classes, massage, yoga, tai chi, fiber arts, and much more.