do it. create. walk and see. cut and paste. scratch and sniff.
do whatever you have to do to feed your soul.
this is my commitment.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

introducing...the create everyday classroom

Last week I took another B I G L E A P in a surprising direction.  I signed a one year lease for my very own space, The Create Everyday Classroom.

If you had asked me one month ago if this option was in the cards, I would have quickly dismissed it.

Steve Jobs summed up this process for me perfectly.  He said, "You can't connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards."

Here are some dots:
  • I am an educator.
  • I am an artist.
  • I discovered that I love inspiring others to create and I will do whatever it takes to help them.
  • I developed an online creative curriculum for adults.
  • I wanted to return to teaching, exclusively working in art education.
  • I developed my own art curriculum for children.
  • I started teaching art classes for children while renting out a weekly space.
  • I started hosting painting parties for adults in their homes.
  • Adults started asking for art classes.
  • I had to schedule adult classes months out (considering the space I was currently using).
  • Over the course of the past year, I had done a lot of research on classroom/studio rental.
  • There was a scheduling glitch with the current space I rent.  We couldn't have class and I was SO disappointed.
  • I researched sharing a studio/classroom space with other artists.
  • I "stumbled upon" a vacancy which seemed to be in the perfect location for me.
  • I sat on the idea and let it marinate.  
  • The space already felt like it was mine.
  • I sign a one year lease.
  • I announce my decision.
  • This creates another flood of ideas and classes.
  • I put them on the calendar.

Here they are:

May: Visual Journaling art class series
June: How To Be An Explorer of the World (3 classes) 

Children's Art Exhibit and open house
Sunday, June 8 from 1-2:30pm
This is also family day at the MIA which is right around the corner!

Adult Art Classes spring and (partial) summer schedule

This will also be where I house my creative coaching services.

The Create Everyday Classroom is currently booking children's art making birthday parties and painting parties for adults.  Contact me to schedule these memorable events.

The Create Everyday Classroom 
2605 2nd Ave South, studio 8


  1. Kari - YOU are a hugely awesome DOT in the world!! Congrats! Can't wait to see your new studio ... and create some art in it. - Carol

    1. Carol, it takes a DOT to know a DOT and you are a very bright and shiny one. Thank you, so much, for your comment and for reading.

  2. Yes, an amazing and very bright DOT! So excited about this!

    1. < squeal ! > Heather < squeal ! > Thank you !

  3. Thrilled beyond belief!! And the perfect fit and timing as always!! Can't wait to see it and participate!!

  4. Wahoooo!!!!!! This is AWESOME!!! What an exciting area to have a space in! You GO girl!!! I wanna come have an L7 reunion in your SPACE!!!!!

    1. Thank you, Kat, YES! Let's schedule ANOTHER L7 after this L7, please?

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    1. It is my cup o' tea, Jenine (or the best cup of black coffee EVER). Thank you for reading and for cheer leading me on.