We get asked regularly if we offer kid’s art sessions at the studio…
We’ve just booked the talented artist Claudia Salguero to bring some art fun for your kids!
Join us in June for two sessions hosted by Claudia:
• Sand Madalas A session of creativity and hands-on work on your own design, creating your own sand colours and expressing your self through the possibilities of sand as an artistic medium.
• Salt Dough Magic Faces With home made salt dough (recipe provided) participants will experiment the creation of faces or masks. With their eyes closed, they will feel the material and the possibilities of working with their two hands at the same time.
We have just returned from the Netherlands and Copenhagen where we relaxed, biked, saw some sights and visited family working in Europe.
It was a fun with the focus on family and fun.
• Family – It was good to remove most (there were a few deliverables) of the pressures of work to play and enjoy family all the time.
• Bikes – I love bikes and all about them. And while I knew both countries were bike oriented, the bikes and bike culture were a high point of my trip. Everything revolves around bikes – city planning, transit, etc.
• Windmills – Not just the pretty postcard windmills (of which we had a tour – loved it!) but everywhere we went we saw power-generating, efficient, clean windmills.
• Tastes of Europe – Cheese, craft beer, chocolate… We sampled and smiled.
• Photography, lack of – I brought an iPhone and a ‘half-framer’ Ricoh film camera (which, erm, we left in Montreal airport, in case anyone finds it…) I took a few photos mostly of family giggling and enjoying themselves! It was time to recharge.
Leiden Windmill, Netherlands, iPhone photo
I am officially back at work Wednesday and will take a few days to be running at normal speed.
We’re taking some time off to recharge batteries.
What does that mean? Perhaps:
• Family and friends
• Fun Photo Time
• … and a break from blog posts, email and work.
I’ll be opening the office later in April to continue this blog, the OttawaStudioWorks blog, and respond to your emails. Until then I will do my best to not visit the office!
The studio will still be active as resident photographer Bonnie Findley continues to serve her clients from OSW.
Very early morning iPhone capture of the Ottawa skyline as I prepared an all day SunStreak with my big 8×10 camera
Good question! Creativity is an intangible seed that grows under varied and unusual ways. What works for a creative scientist may not work for an artist but there are common, underlying elements that help unleash creativity.
This month we explore one of the ideas – unstructured daydreaming and aimless wandering.
The studio was filed with giggles and smiles.
It always happens when we host DIY Portraits.
DIY Portraits – Ottawa Studio Works
Families and groups have been taking advantage of our unique service – we set up the studio lights and equipment at our photo studio. And our guests plug in their own SLR cameras.
After a quick tutorial and test shot the group is in charge of their own portrait session. They shoot their own portraits or use a remote release to take their group shot.
Family Portraits – DIY – Ottawa Photo Studio
Some fine, self-directed portraits and a super-fun family, corporate or group experience.
DIY guests walk away with their memory card full of their portraits to print, share and post as they please!
We offer this service for special times of the year like Christmas and Mother’s Day but also offer Custom Sessions. The cost depends on a few things: custom dates, family or corporate use.
• Prices start at $150 for an hour of DIY family portraits on a day we offer a series of spots to the public.
• A corporate 75 minute DIY portrait session costs $275 for a booking.