Please join us this weekend!

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, 10am to 2 pm
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!

Art Classes With Dee!
Go With The FLOW - Expressive Arts Class
Open Studio Process - Art Classes

The "Expressive Arts" classroom at The Open Studio was official christened with artistic painting and drawing activities during the week of November 21st, 2016!  The "activity" room where the ART action happens is open and bright, contributing to the essence of creativity. This newly obtained classroom/art studio is witnessing artist's happily indulging in the creative process.  The artist's, under the guidance of Dee Calzavara, Expressive Arts Practitioner, apply colors of expression to papers taped to the walls.  The wall "easels" allow for larger, freer movements in the ART making process.  This keeps the artist's energy flowing, making for a fresher, more alive ART creation.  Plus it's FUN!  During Dee's "Go with the FLOW" classes, involving numerous art expressions, laughter often spills out the windows..... making passer-by's smile and wonder, "What's going on in there?"  Her classes are an enjoyable way to be inspired, to encounter your own creativity, and to explore many different art modalities.

It's not all giggles and grins in that new building.  There is some serious ART happening too.  Like when the artists are absorbed in the Open Studio Process, following their pleasure as they create.  Their quest is to give the creative force it's stage on which to emerge.  In silence, the artists witness the images they created and endeavour to obtain the creations wisdom. They do this through stream of consciousness writing.  Open Studio Process is an insightful practice. 

SO.....we invite you come on down and join a class with Dee on Mondays or Fridays and be inspired by this new piece/peace of The Open Studio.  (check the "Ongoing" section of this newsletter for Dee's weekly classes and contact her to find out what ART form will be happening that week, )

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.  

Ayurveda for a Healthy Weight
Tuesday, January 3rd from 12 to 1:30pm, $30
Learn the Ayurvedic perspective on weight loss and cleansing and how to easily put this into practice. Explore the 6 Tastes of Ayurveda how they can be used to bring about balance in your body, how to incorporate them into your everyday life and how they can help move you towards better health. Discover simple practices to ensure healthy digestion. Learn what the first signs of digestive upset are and why listening to what your tummy is telling you is your key to maintaining a healthy weight.  Registration required. Please click here to register.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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



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.