- Hello, I'm Beth MacMillan and welcome to Arteffects.
Art is well known to be a way fo to channel their creativity but it's also a way to nurture and heal your soul.
That is the thought process behind Copper Cat Studio in Spar Let's learn how the instructors of this healing art studio provide a large variety of works to help you discover your inner (lively music) - So, just a reminder, we're going to start out with powder.
Four parts powder, one part wate - For me, teaching is natural.
I'm in my element teaching, whether it's a mosaics or yoga.
Something like this always makes me nervous.
If I'm put in a one of those sit where you have to say, my name is Katie, I own Copper C that always makes me nervous, but put me in front of a room full of mosaic students or in front of a class for yoga and I'm in my element.
- It will stain the sides of your wood if you're using wood but it won't stick to the sides of your wood.
If you've been to a craft fair in the last 10 years, you've seen my mosaics.
They're the ones with the words and the phrases and everybody knows those mosaic But my main focus is facilitating the workshops just because right now they're s that we're just packing the sche Copper Cat Studio is a artist wo (lively music) We also have a gift shop and gal that represents about 25 different local artists.
We sell mosaic supplies.
We also sell stained glass suppl We sell fused glass supplies.
Mainly it's a workshop space.
So I not only teach mosaic class but I have probably 10 or 12 different artists who come in and teach their medi Donna, who is an artist here who has a studio within the stud she teaches glass fusion and mix We also have everything from wire wrapping to jewelry making, silk painting, water marbling, gouache painting, gourd art, basket making, soap m needle felting, wet felting, (Katie laughs) lots.
Usually we have about 20 workshops a month.
And so I teach three or four mosaic workshops.
And then every Wednesday we have what's called open studio.
And then we have anywhere from 10, 15, or so other workshops with other artists.
(calm music) So another class we have to offer is the Dutch pour, and it's just a method of pouring different colors of acry and then manipulating it.
And students just love it.
It's very dynamic, very bright, and colorful, and it's a quick thing and it's something that you can do at home.
Another class that we offer and we do two or three a month of is glass fusion.
It's very technical and you have to have specific tools you have to have the kiln.
So that's a good example of a cl where students come here and they're probably not gonna continue on at home with it unless they they purchase a kiln Why we call ourselves a healing is because art is very therapeut After the last few years of COVI that really came into play because people wanted a safe place to come and create, come and get away from the craziness of life.
We've got a lot of people who are recently retired who are just looking to, you know, try new things.
We've got a lot of healthcare wo We've got a lot of school teache who come here to get away from stressful jobs.
What I run into a lot as an inst people who have that one art teacher in their childhood who said, that's not art.
Sky shouldn't be green, it has t You know, very specific things and that sticks with you forever And just trying to kind of unwind that narrative that they've been telling themse And I think that that's what's p for us as instructors, is to see people just kind of let that anxiety about what they think is art unravel a little bit and start to enjoy it.
And actually like, oh, I'm good (Katie laughs) I don't know, I think when someb nurture their creative side they leave here feeling a little bit lighter and that's a ripple effect into our community.
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