Each month, the Creative Gateways studio chooses a theme to inspire our work and act as a focus for our events. Here’s what’s coming up in June…
Out of the box
In June, our studio’s theme is “Out of the Box”. As we move into the heat of summer, we’re beginning to tap into the fire of our creativity, and to see what the seeds we planted back in Spring are blossoming into.
What have we created this year… and how will that speak to you?
How can you move “out of the box”?
Getting out of the box
When we talk about thinking “outside the box” we mean moving outside of the constraints of how we’re ‘supposed’ to think, speak and behave. From an early age, we’re often told to limit our imaginations, and approach things in a sensible, rational way. Everything from problems we encounter to how we choose to live our lives fits into neat “boxes”.
Choosing to live “out of the box” takes us beyond the lines, outside of the “safe space” where everything is predictable and controllable, and into unexplored territory.
Choosing to go beyond the conventional
Here at the studio, we stand for a different way of doing things. Our artists have traveled all over the world; taken risks with their art, and followed their hearts. They’ve studied with traditional healers, lived in remote corners of the world, and challenged themselves to color outside of the lines when it comes to creative self expression.
Within the studio we embrace the intuitive, the unexpected and the untamed. We look for what’s beyond the frontier of what we know, and welcome the muse – the creative spirit – who teaches us to go beyond the everyday.
We experiment constantly; we’re not afraid to make mistakes or get messy when it comes to our art. In the studio, there’s no such thing as doing things ‘wrong’, just a perpetual exploration of what’s possible.
It doesn’t have to be out of control; a lot of our artists use techniques that have taken decades to perfect and learn. But from them emerges the unexpected. The wild. The free.
Something magic seeps in.
Be a part of our creative world
You don’t need to become a full time artist to experience that “out of the box” spirit. It might be as simple as welcome something hand crafted, colorful and beautiful into your every day life: a ceramic figure of an animal that makes you smile, an intention plate, or a painting that lights up your heart when you look at it.
Maybe you’d like to give yourself the gift of self-expression and explore your own creative impulses at one of our workshops. Or just spend time in our gallery space, talking to the artists and finding out more about the work we’ve created. Click here to find out about our upcoming events. Or, think out of the box and drop in spontaneously. We’d love to say hi!