Join me for an eight-day adventure, designed for women who wish to develop their creativity by learning techniques that invite experimentation and exploration. Together, we will write, sketch, doodle, collage, and paint our way through our journals using found and brought ephemera that captures the spirit of the trip. Anyone who wants to learn or re-learn the joy of creative self-expression and explore a culturally-rich city is welcome! To sign up or for more information, please visit http://www.pontetravels.com/departures/oaxaca-with-steffanie-lorig.
Design for Social Good: Using Creativity as Your Superpower
A presentation of how design thinking created a social venture that helped over 155,000 children facing crisis—coupled with the opportunity to dive into practical ideas of how you too can make a world of difference in your own community. We'll start with unpacking your own, personal mission statement and workshop ways to take your creative ideas for social good to the next level.
For more information, please visit: http://benddesign.org.
My work will be featured in Cherry Street Coffee's newest hot spot, located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. I'll be there for opening night from 6pm–9pm. Then the work will be up through the 27th.
CAFE HOURS: M-W 7am–7pm; Th-F 7am–9pm; Sat. 8am–9pm; Sun. 8am–7pm
I'm thrilled to announce that L.A. muralist Ramiro Fauve will be reproducing my series of painted birds on a building on the other side of the nation and my birthplace: Maryland. The final art will go on an outdoor wall that is 42 feet tall by 125 feet wide, then wrap around the corner by another 44 feet. More details to follow!
This solo exhibit is located just across the street from Pacific Place, an upscale shopping center, in downtown Seattle. Select pieces will be up during the month of August. This Italian cafe is known for its exceptional espresso and the art looks great against its warmly lit walls.
This solo exhibit is located in Belltown, just north of downtown Seattle. A select handful or pieces will be up during the month of July. This stylish women's boutique carries stylish, handmade apparel, jewelry & accessories from Seattle-area designers. For more information, please visit: http://sassafras-seattle.com/
I'm opening the doors of my studio, so if you are curious about the hundreds of paintings and mixed media collages I've done, they'll be on display and for sale.
I'll be offering artist's prices on older work. So if you had your eye on something, this is a great time to nab it.
You can see all the work I've created on my Instagram page. Some have sold already, but do please inquire if you see something you are interested in. If you pre-buy and pick up on the day of the sale, you'll get an an extra 10% off. Please RSVP on Eventbrite so I know to expect you.
This introductory class will teach altered book techniques that will allow you to bring new life to old books, turning cast-off pages into a reliquary of personally meaningful content. Together, we will use several techniques that help turn trash into treasure. By the end of the workshop, you will understand how to:
- Choose and prep books to alter.
- Give yourself permission to play, explore, and discover.
- Learn how to turn old books into a living, breathing collection of artistic explorations.
- Enjoy learning a technique that opens up personal creative expression and can be utilized throughout your life
An assortment of scrap papers and collage materials will be available, but to make it meaningful, participants should bring your own personal stash of paper ephemera, artifacts, and images to play with. A supplies list will be provided.
Join me for an intimate workshop where you will relearn how to use a beginner's mind and let go of preconceived notions. We will face the Inner Critic and get past the negative chatter that holds us back. Come expecting to make a beautiful mess and walk away with some exciting artwork, as well as a renewed energy and confidence that will extend to other parts of your life. Limited to 10 attendees.
Cost: $100 for a half day; 3-hour morning class; includes most supplies
Minimum attendees: 5; maximum attendees: 10
Age Range: 18+
Skill Level: All Levels
Eastside Arts Collective Presents:
Steffanie Lorig: The Power of Art to Heal
Thursday, May 11, 2017
7pm – 8:30pm
First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue
During this free event, Steffanie will be speaking about how she used design and illustration as the central tool for helping children experiencing hardship and crisis around the world through her work at the organization she founded twenty years ago. Join her for an inspirational evening and get to experience a healing, hands-on writing activity from one of the books she has authored.
A nonprofit dear to my heart, Safe & Sound Schools: A Sandy Hook Initiative, has asked me to lead a portion of their annual board retreat in Boston. I'm thrilled and excited to be able to engage the group through creative writing and hands-on, group art-making experiences. My role at the retreat will be to guide trustees towards a deeper immersion in the vision and values of the mission of the organization so that they can be empowered to:
- Become an even more productive working group
- Carry out their responsibilities effectively
- Develop an even deeper understanding of each other and their powerful mission
The end goal is to have individual boards members that feel even more connected, invested, and involved in their important mission—to empower communities nationally to join hands, hearts, and minds to make schools safer.
One of my all-time favorite art forms is collage because with just a little effort, you can have wild success. In this class, I will teach you various techniques to get you "unstuck" (pun intended) and on the path to your own artistic style. As with all my workshops, we will start with creative writing to help open us up to the possibilities and draw out personal meaning.
All experience levels are welcome. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.
This introductory class will teach found poetry and altered book techniques that will allow you to bring new life to old books, turning cast-off pages into a reliquary of personally meaningful content.
Co-facilitated with wire artist, Debbi Murray, we will use several techniques that help turn trash into treasure. By the end of the workshop, you will understand how to:
- Choose and prep books to alter
- Find poetry from within
- Gain control over your inner critic
- Give yourself permission to play, explore, and discover
- Use collage, paint, wire, and found objects to create art!
Cost: $100 for a half day
Minimum attendees: 10; maximum attendees: 40
Age Range: 18+
Skill Level: All Levels
In this private workshop, I will be teaching the art of letting go and embracing creative experimentation. Through the deliberate practice of “mistake-making,” teens will learn how to turn artistic bloopers into material for even better beginnings and remove the fear of making “bad art." I will teach the use of exploratory techniques and found objects (what other people call “junk”). I will help participants begin the process of unlearning the rules, letting go of preconceived notions, and embracing the courage to freely explore the beginner’s mind. This workshop is not about talent or skill but about finding the intuitive artist within.
Join Art with Heart at the upcoming Founders Celebration, honoring the legacy of founder, Steffanie Lorig, an welcoming the new CEO, Heidi Durham. This complimentary celebration features wine, appetizers, desserts, a short presentation, and the founder's original artwork. We look forward to seeing you! Here's to over 20 years!
This private workshop is for Casey Family Program's mental health practitioners and will include a self-assessment for burn-out, self-reflection, and two hands-on activities that will stretch creativity and provide some needed self-care.
Please join me as I close this chapter of my life. After 20 years as leader of Art with Heart, I have decided to turn the organization over to a new CEO. Come celebrate with me as I lead you on a creative journey at our tenth annual Color of Hope Benefit Luncheon.