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FW: OFFCenter's Upcoming Events & Workshops

From: Chris (Crista) W.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 8:33 PM

Cool FREE workshop in “Stop Motion Animation”

Thursday, August 29 , 3:30-7:30 pm

at Off-Center Community Arts Center , 808 Park Ave SW.

With Julia Cizeski and Katie Hall

and also Folk Art Festival's GIANT PUPPET & MASK PARADE
with Intergenerational Parade Making work parties:
$5 per adult (suggested donation per session to help cover expenses.)
Sat. Aug. 17, 1-4pm
Make giant cardboard solar & wind power puppets & masks and decorate them

SEE BELOW for more info!


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Unique and Fun Art Therapy Workshop at OFFCenter!

Stop Motion Animation Art Therapy:
Transformation and Healing Workshop
Thursday, August 29

3:30-7:30 pm
With Julia Cizeski and Katie Hall
Cost: Free
Click here to watch this stop motion animated film of their work!

Materials included. Space is limited, so call[masked] now!
Registration required.

This is an exciting creative therapeutic workshop focusing on the theme of transformations. Participants will learn how to create a stop motion animation using collage materials, drawing tools, and other art media.

Stop motion is an animation technique that combines a series of photographs to create a continuous, flipbook-like, sequence. This process is perfect for exploring the themes of growth, transformation, and the power of small shifts. During this workshop we will create a stop motion film as a group and reflect on our efforts to tolerate change. We will examine our ability to honor our encounters with both joy and chaos in order to gain insight and appreciation for the larger moving picture and story of our lives.

Julia Cizeski, and Katie Hall are both currently working towards their Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. They are committed to working with individuals and groups to promote self-expression, healing, and growth.


Help OFFCenter prepare for our Folk Art Festival!

Help OFFCenter get ready for our "We ART the People!"

with Intergenerational Parade Making work parties:
$5 per adult
(suggested donation per session to help cover expenses.)
Children FREE!

Sat. Aug. 17, 1-4pm
Make giant cardboard solar & wind power puppets & masks and decorate them
Sun. Aug. 18, 9am-2pm
Paint & decorate the papier mache earth and animal puppets & masks and finish costumes
Sat Aug.24, 1-4pm
Cut & sew giant butterfly wings.
Sun. Aug. 25, 9am-2pm
Paint butterfly wings, paint caterpillar heads and assemble bodies

Call (505)[masked] to register - drop in's are also welcomed

We are planning on having a "Make it and Wear it in the Parade" table in the morning before the parade in the parade area at the park. Musicians please join us in the parade!

(The Parade will be Sun. Sept. 8 at Noon -- meet us at 11:30 am on the west end of the park by the puppets to help us carry & parade for the public your new creations!)


Spontaneous fun for the WHOLE family – NOT TO BE MISSED!

11th Annual “We Art the People!” Folk Art Festival!
Sunday, September 8th, 2013
10am – 4pm
Robinson Park (Central & 8th Street) Downtown Albuquerque

The 11th Annual “We ART the People!” Folk Art Festival is a flurry of creativity giving everyone a chance to celebrate, experience and participate in the arts. Spontaneous fun for the whole family! Festivities include a Giant Puppet Parade, over 100 arts and crafts vendors selling affordable, locally-hand-made unique creations, free art activities with an Art Making Tent and Giant Coloring Book/Murals (for kids of ALL ages!) There will be two performance stages with five different styles of folk music, folk dancing, magic, performance art and food provided by a variety of local food truck vendors.


Back by Popular Demand!

"Milk & Honey, True Love" by Deborah Gavel

"Milk & Honey, True Love" by Deborah Gavel

The Awakening Mandala Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 5th,
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Cost: $40
with Deborah Gavel

In this three hour experience, you will be guided to create a mandala as an expression of yourself. The term, mandala, is Hindu in origin and loosely translates to mean circle or wheel. We will begin by looking at some examples of mandalas and then identifying specific symbols for you to use within your mandala. Working with water-based paints and collage, this will be a creative opportunity to express and gather self-awareness. You will get to take home a finished piece suitable for framing. Our goals will be to nurture your creative nature through conversation, observation, the act of making and the power of community.

Space is limited, so call[masked] now! Registration and Pre-payment required.
Deborah Gavel, MFA is an artist, educator, art activist and healer in Albuquerque. She has been working with mandalas for over twenty years as a symbol of wholeness in her paintings, collages and community performances. She is interested in the expression of nature and the human spirit through the arts.
For more information and a complete CV please see:


Donate Your Vehicle to OFFCenter!

You can now donate your old vehicle (running or not) to OFFCenter Community Arts. It's fast and easy. Just go to this link, fill out your vehicle information and they'll pick up your vehicle, assess the scrap metal or resale value, send you the forms for your taxes and send OFFCenter a check!

Free Weekly Workgroups

Writing Group with Mandy Gardner - Wednesdays: 3-4pm
Drawing with Dave Blecha - Thursdays: 1-3pm
Card Making with Karen Turner - Thursdays: 3-5pm
Basic Guitar with Kay Stillion - Fridays: 2:30-3:30pm
Basic Ukulele with Kay Stillion - Fridays: 3:30-4:30pm

Knitting and Crochet Circle - Saturdays: 11:30am-1:30pm

-- Artists' Network Meeting --
Open to All Emerging & Established Artists!
ALL artists are welcome to network, learn about marketing and sales opportunities and
are invited to participate in developing OFFCenter's exhibitions and programming.
We meet once a month to make art and share ideas with one another...
Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month: 5 - 6 pm @ OFFCenter

You can always access our schedule of events/workshops at our online calendar:

Open Studio Hours: Tu-Th: 1-7pm, Fr: 1-5 pm, Sa: 10am-2 pm
(exceptions for special scheduled events)

Address: 808 Park Avenue SW - Albuquerque, 87102

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