ARTstarters

Calendar of Events

Join us in celebrating our 10th year of business!
Thank you for helping us inspire others and share creativity!
 
Please register in advance for our Open Sessions and Workshops.  You will not be able to register once the class is full so no need to call us to see if there are still openings.  Thank you for using our automated system!
 
If you still have questions, please email us at Info@theARTbar.net for fastest response or call us at 714-558-2445.  We try our best to get back to you within 48 hours.

Upcoming events

    • 21 Jun 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 30 Aug 2014
    • 11:30 AM
    • The ARTbar, 207 N. Broadway, Ste. B6, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    ARTstarters Creativity Circle
    price:  $199 for 6 Sessions!

    Are you searching for something in life but not sure exactly what it may be?

    Do you yearn for more creativity yet not sure how to express yourself?

    This is your opportunity to answer your own questions -- with the support of a creative and encouraging group!

    Special:  Register by June 14th and receive $50 off!

    Based on the new book by Nicole Steiman - all participants will get the printed book included with this group and be part of this special group with Nicole as your Creativity Coach.

    Suggestion:  you can also download the e-book here:


    A unique encouragement group that blends creativity and (your) faith with your quest for your unique purpose. 

    You will love this group if you:

    * would like to surround yourself with support and courage

    * believe that creativity was given to us by a very creative God (no matter what religion)

    * are looking for something that is missing from your life but you may not know exactly what it is

    * have goals and want to stretch yourself to meet them in new creative and breakthrough ways!

    * have attended one of Nicole's Artist Way groups but feel like you want to dig deeper into your life purpose beyond just opening creativity


    We'll meet 2-3 times monthly on Saturday mornings from 9am - 11:30am, with discussions, sharing of insights, and a safe place to create many of the fun creative projects in the book - with tons of amazing art supplies provided by The ARTbar!  It's like The Artist's Way with art supplies! . . . and more life momentum!

    Contact Nicole at Nicole@theARTbar.net for more information.  

    All Sessions facilitated by Nicole Steiman, M.A.
    (Psychology/Human Resources Development)
    Certified Creativity and Life Coach
    Owner of The ARTbar for over 12 years

    We will meet in the energizing, private space at The ARTbar in Santa Ana every 2 weeks from 9 - 11:30am to discuss the chapter and do creative projects:

    June 21st:  Kick-off
    July 5th:  Creative Mindset of Possibility
    July 19th:  Creative Mindset of Listening
    Aug. 2nd:  Creative Mindset of Beauty
    Aug. 16th:  Creative Mindset of Vulnerability
    Aug. 30th:  Creative Mindset of Passion & Celebration!



    • 30 Aug 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • The ARTbar, 207 N. Broadway, Suite B6 underground, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    • 10
    OPEN STUDIO:
    $25

    Please reserve your space; suggested for ages 12 and above; you are welcome to bring your own (adult) beverages and snacks; arrive & create anytime during this open session.

    Just $25 for 3 hours of expressive and creative play filled with watercolor paints, stamps, ink pads, markers, decorative papers and more! 
 Please reserve your first half hour for a quick tour and exploration, and your last half hour for returning supplies to their places and cleaning up your space.) Aside from our scheduled class and events, this is the only time we are open to the public for you to just PLAY and CREATE using our HUGE COLLECTION of STUDIO SUPPLIES!

    ALL are welcome . . . even if (and especially if!) you do not think you are creative. What a great way to begin! This is an open play time not a structured workshop, but we have lots of ideas to get you started, and one of our creative ARTtenders will always be there to answer questions that come up about supplies. Young children who need more assistance should be accompanied by a paying adult who can create with them and assist them.

    Bring your own project or try one of the activities below:

    * Play with a variety of unique art supplies in a cool space - experiment with something new
    * Create stationery or notecards, we have tons of envelopes and paper all included
    * Experiment with acrylic paint “shots” and gel mediums (available at an extra charge of just $1 per shot; bring a canvas or purchase one here.)
    * Explore through bins of papers, stamps and collage materials
    * De-stress with Zentangle, drawing simple, repetitive patterns - we have books and tutorials to share
    * Journal with our ARTstarters monthly calendar of creative exercises

    Paper Artists: view this video here for a tour of all the mixed media, collage and journaling tools available to use during Open Studio.

    We offer the following items for those who come to paint:

    * stencils and texture tools
    * mixed media collage and papers to add into paintings
    * use of our brushes, aprons and easels
    * student grade acrylic paints
    * shimmering watercolor
    * mica pigments to mix into paints for unique colors:
    * plus fun acrylic mixology tips!

    Also available for purchase:
    *acrylic shots and texture mediums (such as gel mediums, molding paste, bead gel, pumice gel and more) at just $1 a shot: it's a fun way to experiment with different gel mediums instead of buying full jars.
    * canvases in assorted sizes
    * journals in assorted sizes
    *charms, brads, ribbons and beads . . . 

    Most painting artists find it's an inspirational place to paint, even if they aren't taking advantage of all the paper tools. We have lots of space to spread out and knowledgable staff who have been trained by a variety of artists who are there to help, if needed. You are also welcome to bring your own beverages/snacks to make it a celebratory experience.


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    Please reserve your spot as we have limited seating.



    • 21 Sep 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The ARTbar Studio, 207 N. Broadway, Suite B6 underground, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Journal Workshop with Kelly Kilmer, 

    Details to be announced soon!

    $89





    PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING --
    No-refund policy: You must pre-pay to reserve your space. Out of respect for our guest instructor, we cannot offer refunds on classes. You may transfer your class fee to another class if you notify us within 3 days of class. You can also transfer to another person to take it in your place.








    • 27 Sep 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 207 N. Broadway, Ste B6 Underground, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Zentangle is the practice of creating beautiful images from repeating patterns. 

    There are over 100 patterns in Zentangle. Each pattern is made up of easy, yet deliberate, strokes of the pen, using combinations of dots, lines and arcs. The pattern is usually non-representational in and of itself, but when the strokes are combined together they make an exquisite impact.

    This class is done to relaxation music in our inspirational studio where you can put your intention into your creations. Closed beverages suggested to protect artwork.

    If this is your 1st time learning Zentangle, we suggest you also do the afternoon class specifically for beginners (although experience is not necessary to take this one -- you'll just get the full story and my favorite beginner patterns.).  Regardless of which session you can attend, 1st timers will get a basic kit so you can continue this art form as a ritual, adding more creativity, focus and beauty into your life.

    Each month we will share at least 5 new patterns with variations, tips on creating strings, tiles, and shading -- and end with a collaborative project that has a big impact!

    (Note:  If this is your 1st Zentangle workshop - please sign-up for the Intro Class INSTEAD listed this same morning so you can start at 9am before this class begins to get the background, philosophy and basic patterns of Zentangle. That Intro class includes this one - so you will get to learn 5 more patterns from 10am - Noon).
    First session: $35, includes basic Zentangle kit.  At 10am this class will join the Intro class.)

    Return each month for only $19, and continue to build your own Zentangle Reference Deck!
    (Bring your own supplies for this special price, and bring a tile or piece of Zentangle artwork to show.)


    Taught by Nicole Steiman, aka "The Creativity Coach"
    Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT8)
    Certified Creatively Fit Coach and Compass Life Coach
    • 05 Oct 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The ARTbar Studio, 207 N. Broadway, Suite B6 underground, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Journal Workshop with Kelly Kilmer, 

    Details to be announced soon!

    $89





    PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING --
    No-refund policy: You must pre-pay to reserve your space. Out of respect for our guest instructor, we cannot offer refunds on classes. You may transfer your class fee to another class if you notify us within 3 days of class. You can also transfer to another person to take it in your place.








    • 16 Nov 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The ARTbar Studio, 207 N. Broadway, Suite B6 underground, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Journal Workshop with Kelly Kilmer, 

    Details to be announced soon!

    $89





    PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING --
    No-refund policy: You must pre-pay to reserve your space. Out of respect for our guest instructor, we cannot offer refunds on classes. You may transfer your class fee to another class if you notify us within 3 days of class. You can also transfer to another person to take it in your place.








    • 07 Dec 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The ARTbar Studio, 207 N. Broadway, Suite B6 underground, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Journal Workshop with Kelly Kilmer, 

    Details to be announced soon!

    $89





    PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING --
    No-refund policy: You must pre-pay to reserve your space. Out of respect for our guest instructor, we cannot offer refunds on classes. You may transfer your class fee to another class if you notify us within 3 days of class. You can also transfer to another person to take it in your place.








Past events

16 Aug 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
16 Aug 2014 Open Writing Salon
16 Aug 2014 Zentangle Fun with Illuminated Letters!
14 Aug 2014 Writers' Playground
02 Aug 2014 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
02 Aug 2014 Zentangle Monthly Gathering - Learn More Patterns!
02 Aug 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
19 Jul 2014 Open Writing Salon
19 Jul 2014 Zin and Zen: Zentangle Watercolor Heart Project
19 Jul 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
17 Jul 2014 Writers' Playground
05 Jul 2014 NOT OPEN during ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
05 Jul 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
05 Jul 2014 Altered Book/Journal - Open Studio Series
28 Jun 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
28 Jun 2014 Zentangle Monthly Gathering - Learn More Patterns!
28 Jun 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
21 Jun 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
14 Jun 2014 Zentangle-a-Zendala!
14 Jun 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
07 Jun 2014 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
07 Jun 2014 ARTstarters Book Launch!
31 May 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
31 May 2014 Zentangle Monthly Gathering - Learn More Patterns!
31 May 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
17 May 2014 Mixed Media Graffiti - Canvas Collage
17 May 2014 Decoupage Party!
17 May 2014 Zentangle Project: Back in Black!
17 May 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
19 Apr 2014 Renaissance Zentangle Tiles
19 Apr 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
06 Apr 2014 Triptych Handbound Book: Little Love Notes
29 Mar 2014 Zentangle Monthly Gathering - Learn More Patterns!
29 Mar 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
22 Mar 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
15 Mar 2014 Renaissance Zentangle Tiles: MONTHLY GATHERING
15 Mar 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
09 Mar 2014 An Artist's Manifesto with Kelly Kilmer
01 Mar 2014 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
22 Feb 2014 Intro to ARTstarters
22 Feb 2014 Renaissance Zentangle Tiles: MONTHLY GATHERING
22 Feb 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
16 Feb 2014 A Trace of Me: The Journey Starts Here with Kelly Kilmer
09 Feb 2014 Zentangle Valentine Secret Message Boxes
01 Feb 2014 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
26 Jan 2014 Pocket Planner with Kelly Kilmer
25 Jan 2014 Praise Painting Retreat
18 Jan 2014 3D Paper Stars with New Year Surprise!
18 Jan 2014 Open Studio Session with Michelle
18 Jan 2014 Open Studio Session with Michelle
11 Jan 2014 Vision Boards, Gratitude Boards & Passion Posters!
04 Jan 2014 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
04 Jan 2014 Open Studio Session with Michelle
04 Jan 2014 Open Studio Session or 3D Paper Stars with Michelle
28 Dec 2013 Expressive Painting!
28 Dec 2013 Zentangle MONTHLY GATHERING: A Deep Breath for the New Year!
28 Dec 2013 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
14 Dec 2013 Holiday Cards & Projects with Michelle
14 Dec 2013 Holiday Cards & Projects with Michelle
07 Dec 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
30 Nov 2013 Zentangle MONTHLY GATHERING: Holiday Theme
30 Nov 2013 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
24 Nov 2013 A Beautiful Necessity (Handmade Journal) with Kelly Kilmer
16 Nov 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
16 Nov 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
09 Nov 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
09 Nov 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
02 Nov 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
02 Nov 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
02 Nov 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
26 Oct 2013 BYOB "Wine & Canvas" or "Wine & Craft"
26 Oct 2013 Gravestone Rubbings: BASIC MEMBERS ONLY
26 Oct 2013 Zentangle MONTHLY GATHERING: Fall Theme
26 Oct 2013 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
20 Oct 2013 Telling Your Truth with Kelly Kilmer
12 Oct 2013 BYOB "Wine & Canvas" or "Wine & Craft"
12 Oct 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
12 Oct 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
05 Oct 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
05 Oct 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
05 Oct 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
28 Sep 2013 "Cork & Canvas/Cork & Craft"
28 Sep 2013 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
28 Sep 2013 Zentangle MONTHLY GATHERING: Fun with Illuminated Letters!
21 Sep 2013 "Cork & Canvas/Cork & Craft"
21 Sep 2013 Open Studio Session with Corrine
21 Sep 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
14 Sep 2013 "Cork & Canvas/Cork & Craft"
14 Sep 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
08 Sep 2013 Open Studio Session with Bev
08 Sep 2013 Rip-Roaring Collage with Jacki Long
07 Sep 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
07 Sep 2013 "Cork & Canvas/Cork & Craft" ARTwalk Nite!
07 Sep 2013 Open Studio Session with Corrine
07 Sep 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
31 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
25 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Debbie
25 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Bev
24 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Debbie
24 Aug 2013 Open Studio - PRAISE Session!
24 Aug 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
18 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
17 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Bev
11 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Debbie
11 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Bev
10 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Debbie
10 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
04 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Bev
03 Aug 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
03 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
28 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
28 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
27 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
26 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
21 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
21 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
20 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
20 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
19 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
14 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
13 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
13 Jul 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
07 Jul 2013 Open Studio - PRAISE Session!
06 Jul 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
08 Jun 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
01 Jun 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village - ARTbar Closed Tonite!
11 May 2013 Open Studio Session
11 May 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
04 May 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
27 Apr 2013 Open Studio Session
27 Apr 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
06 Apr 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
25 Mar 2013 Creating Crosses: Online Session FREE!
09 Mar 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
02 Mar 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
02 Mar 2013 Icarus Session (organized by Seth Godin)
23 Feb 2013 Open Studio Session
23 Feb 2013 Intro to Zentangle Art
16 Feb 2013 Expressive Painting!
09 Feb 2013 Open Studio Session
09 Feb 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
02 Feb 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
02 Feb 2013 Icarus Session (organized by Seth Godin)
26 Jan 2013 Intro to Zentangle Art
19 Jan 2013 Open Studio Session
12 Jan 2013 Open Studio Session
12 Jan 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
06 Jan 2013 Praise Painting
05 Jan 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
05 Jan 2013 ARTstarter Monthly Mixer
29 Dec 2012 Open Studio Session

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