Two Arts in Healing Opportunities

Cancer, Courage


Living Art of Montana – Missoula Workshops

We provide a comfortable nurturing environment. With respect
for your privacy and to allow for building relationships, it is a
closed group (not a drop-in).

FALL WORKSHOP • Tuesdays September 27 – November 15, 2011
Register by Thursday September 22, 2011
5:30 – 7:30 pm
(September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15)
SPRING WORKSHOP • Wednesdays February 1- March 21, 2012
Register by Thursday January 26, 2012
5:30 – 7:30 pm
(February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 2012)
This workshop is provided free of charge. CCC is made
possible through the generous donations of businesses,
individuals and volunteers. Donations are not expected but
always appreciated. If you are interested in donating to this
program please contact us.

Living Art Studio

Youpa Stein, MA, RDT
Director Living Art of Montana
406.549.5329 or
Visit or
Warehouse Mall • 725 W Alder, Ste 17 • Missoula, MT 59802

Creative Connections
for Cancer Survivors

Living Arts of Montana –Missoula Workshops

3rd Wednesday of Each Month 12—1:30pm

This is a once a month opportunity for cancer
survivors to express themselves through the arts
find connections to self, others and nature.

September 21
Guest Facilitator: Char Houska, RN ~
Breast Care Coordinator, St. Patrick
Title: “Flower Pounding: The Use of
Flowers to Dye Fabric or Paper”
Description: Flower pounding is a
traditional technique for transferring leaf &
flower patterns, colors, and shapes to cloth or
paper. You can produce beautiful designs
quickly & easily, with a hammer, fabric or
paper, a few flowers, leaves and/or grasses.

October 19
Guest Facilitator: Michelle Weaver
Knowles, RNC, BSN ~ Certified Breast
Health Navigator at Montana Breast Health
at Community Medical Center
Title: Shibori Dyed Silk Scarves
Description: Shibori is a Japanese word for
methods of dyeing by binding, stitching,
folding, twisting, compressing or capping.
Patterns are created by the type of fabric and
how you manipulate it. Your silk scarf will
be finished at the completion of the workshop
& you can call yourself a fiber artist!

Call if you can ~ it helps with our supply planning ~ 549-5329 or just drop-in for the workshop
Living Art Studio 725 W. Alder, #17 (Warehouse Mall, Missoula) or

See their website for other workshops and dates.

Outdoor Sculpture Installation – In Great Falls

Workshop with Whitney Polich
August 4, 9a.m.-1p.m. & August 5, 5p.m.-8p.m.
Attend both or one!

Learn how to create outdoor installations by building your own “ringing rock!”

The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art: Ringing Rocks is an outdoor sculpture installation workshop directed by Whitney Polich, spring resident artist at The Square. Free to the public, this workshop welcomes participants of all ability levels from teen to adult ages. Students will learn about contemporary trends in outdoor sculpture and some history as well as learning how to make their own sculpture and the installation process. Register by calling 727-8255 or email

Outdoor Sculpture Installation – In Great Falls

"The Rennaissance of Mata Ortiz"

Thursday, Aug 4th, 2011, Red Lodge Clay Center in cooperation with the Red Lodge Carnegie Mellon Library will open the August Exhibition with a FREE Screening of Scott Petersen’s documentary “The Rennaissance of Mata Ortiz” on Thursday, Aug 4, showtime 7PM.

Featured Artist Marko Fields invites Mata Ortiz Potters Diego Valles, Manuel Rodriguez and Hector Gallegos to Red Lodge Clay Center.

“The potters of Mata Ortiz create contemporary works of art, often incorporating Mimbres designs shared by the Southwest, Native American cultures. With an olla as their canvas, the potters of Mata Ortiz have imprinted in them not only re-creations of ancestral symbols, but they have searched within their own spirit and creativity and have been able to conceive a unique artistic language, creative and original. They have gone through the imitation of pre-Hispanic ceramics, and have moved on to a sophisticated creation of contemporary art.” For more information on Mata Ortiz visit:

In conjunction with the closing reception on August 26, 2011 Red Lodge Clay Center will be proud to present a FREE Demonstration Workshop at our Fox Studios with a lecture by Diego Valles.

Artists’ Reception: Friday, August 26th, 5-7 pm
Demo Workshop: Saturday, August 27th, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Workshop will include a firing demonstration

Jill Foote-Hutton
RLCC Gallery Coordinator

"The Rennaissance of Mata Ortiz"

Summiting Performance Peak -Personal and Public: A Workshop for Performing Artists

Summiting Performance Peak—Personal and Public:

A Workshop for Performing Artists

April 27, 2011 Boise Public Library Downtown, Hayes Room
8:30-9:00         Registration and Sign In/Introductions
9:00-9:15         ARTS NORTHWEST, known as one of the finest booking conferences and performing arts organizations in the United States, features superior showcases with tremendous presenter participation and the highest artistic quality. Providing services to performing arts presenters in the West, it enhances its professional and booking capabilities to present performances of regional, national, and international significance to Northwest audiences. Karen Hanan will talk about how Arts Northwest promotes booking opportunities and publishes a juried roster of available performing artists and ensembles. It maintains a communications network among presenters of performing arts events throughout the Northwest and Canada.
9:15-12:00       SHOULD I WEAR THE WHITE SOCKS? Artists need to become aware of how they appear, what they say, how they say it, how they sound, and what they hand out. Artists cannot afford vanity or arrogance or ego—they are in the business of making the arts essential and available to the rest of the world. Everyone can learn more about his or her profession and professional conduct. Often a seemingly insignificant detail or oversight can result in the loss of a booking, dissuade a presenter, make a member of the audience uneasy—and the performer is unaware. Bob Greenwood helps artists understand who they are, what they do, and how they do it to the best of their abilities—in every area—not just within their particular area of talent. He says, “We need to know every characteristic of our art form and what makes it accessible. Our artistry is not simply a specific gift, it is the entire presentation of that gift—from one’s shoes to one’s hat. We cannot afford to overlook any aspect, and we cannot afford to complain, make excuses, or ignore the needs of presenters, management, or ourselves as performers.”
12:00-12:45    Lunch
12:45-4:00       GETTING THE GIG:  Marketing That’s as Good as Your Art! As much as the marketing landscape seems to change, there are two things that do not—the need for a clear, compelling brand and telling your story creatively. Marketing consultant Kathleen Hosfeld will guide you in a fast-paced workshop to hone your marketing message—the basis of your brand—and persuasively deliver your message to your fans and presenters. This workshop will explore the importance of visual strategies—graphics, photos, and social media such as MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube—in promoting your work. Learn what other artists think about marketing and social media and what tools and strategies work.
4:00-4:30       Q & A – Closing Remarks

About the Presenters
• For more than 20 years, Kathleen M. Hosfeld has helped artists and arts organizations find and develop their audiences. In 1995, she was instrumental in the launch of Icicle Creek Music Center, and for its first decade was marketing and audience development director for its Chamber Music Institute and Festival. Through her firms, Hosfeld & Associates and Hosfeld Artists, she has worked with both presenters and a wide range of artists, among them fiddler Darol Anger, mandolinist Mike Marshall, composer Maria Newman, Latin jazz artist Jovino Santos Neto, native storyteller Keith Bear, world flute artist Gary Stroutsos, conductor Paul Elliott Cobbs, and Magical Strings. Ensemble clients have included the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, the Kairos String Quartet, Kairos Chamber Festival, Lyceum, ValCouer String Quartet, and The American String Project. Hosfeld has served on the board of directors for ArtsEdWashington and Annex Theater, and as a committee member of the board of the Seattle Youth Symphonies.
• With over 50 years experience in theatre, Robert Greenwood has created over 350 roles on stage, radio, and television, and directed and choreographed some 80 productions. He trained at Dartmouth College; Yale School of Drama; and in New York City, Los Angeles, Banff, and London. Greenwood offers professional development workshops in theatre arts for organizations, communities, and in elementary and junior-senior high schools. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has taught at colleges and universities, having chaired two acting and directing programs.
Karen J. Hanan is Executive Director of Arts Northwest, a nonprofit membership organization facilitating professional interaction among performing arts presenters, performing artists, and management and performing arts service providers throughout the Western United States and Canada. Arts Northwest produces the annual Northwest Booking Conference, renowned for its focus on quality. In addition to keynotes, attendees benefit from networking, entertainment, juried showcases, a teeming exhibit hall, and opportunities for block booking and professional development. Before accepting her position with Arts Northwest, Hanan was founder and executive director of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts.

The Idaho Commission on the Arts recognizes the vital role that Idaho’s finest artists have in the lives of Idahoans. Since 1966, its work makes possible the rich variety of expression and experience that we all enjoy. The Commission supports and honors those efforts, helps make accomplishments more visible, and acknowledges the diversity of artistic expression throughout the state. 
Summiting Performance Peak -Personal and Public: A Workshop for Performing Artists

Arts in Healthcare and Healing

CCC Workshop Participant with her mask Dec. 2010

Cancer, Courage & Creativity:
an eight-week workshop in Missoula

  • When: March 3,10, 17,24, 31 and
    April 7, 21, 28, 2011
    Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30pm
  • Cost: No Charge,
    Donations appreciated.
  • Who: For people who have
    or have had cancer.
  • Where: Living Art Studio
    The Warehouse Mall
    725 W. Alder, Ste. #17

Using the arts and nature to support healing since 1993

Call to Register by March 2 , 2011

Youpa Stein, Director of Living Art of Montana

“The Living Art workshop made me
realize I have more choices about how
to face illness and heal and live with
hope. I am not alone on this journey.”

Arts in Healthcare and Healing


May 19, 2009

Contact: Geoff Sutton, project manager, Montana World Trade Center, 406-243-6982,
geoff at mwtc dot org



The Montana World Trade Center will host a marketing workshop for artists on The University of Montana campus in June. The Marketing for Artists Workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, in Gallagher Business Building Room 123. The cost of attendance is $50, which includes lunch.
The workshop will focus on the business resources available to artists and will include a panel discussion by successful Montana artists who will share their experiences. The workshop is designed to help artists enhance their marketing efforts.
Nationally renowned artist Dana Boussard will give the opening remarks and provide insights from her career in the arts. Other topics and speakers include:
· Entrepreneurship resources for business plans – Michael Braun, UM School of Business Administration.
· Web site development and online selling opportunities for artists – Nicole Hagerman, Montana World Trade Center; Chris Johnson, Cynergy Advertising.
· Micro-business development – Marilyn Besich, Montana State University – Great Falls College of Technology.
· Opportunities and support available from the Montana Department of Commerce – Lonie Stimac and Sara Warren, Montana Department of Commerce; Amita Patel, Montana Community Development Corporation.
· Career opportunities in the museum and nonprofit industries – Steve Glueckert and John Calsbeck, Missoula Museum of Art; Kay Grissom-Kiely, Montana Museum of Art and Culture.
· Successful artists panel – Stephanie Frostad, Claire Emery, Leslie Stavern-Millar and Barbara Karst.
For more information or to register for the workshop, call MWTC Project Manager Geoff Sutton at 406-243-6982.