Join our Drop-in Art Studio Community for NorCATA members only.
Many thanks for responding with your thoughts. The purpose of this community is for our members to get together to share ideas and techniques or just have the opportunity to work on their own projects with others on a regular basis.
The first meeting of the Drop-in Art Studio Community was at Dr. Laury Rappaport’s home studio in Santa Rosa on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Laury generously offered to host the community at her 900 square foot studio, perhaps on a quarterly basis to start. Like many of us, Laury has been wanting to find a good excuse to do her own art in the context of a casual community, but a suitable community isn’t so easy to find. The idea is for members who are clinicians, interns, or students who can offer up a new art technique to present to others along with open studio time. As the groups gain momentum, we hope that the NorCATA Drop-in Art Studios will begin to meet at various members’ homes or studios for 2-3 hours, in different locations around the bay area, and eventually meet regularly, possibly monthly, within each region as more members, and perhaps prospective members, begin to attend more regularly, and create pop-up sub-communities of art-making by and for art therapists all over the bay area!
Laury requires that no toxic materials be brought into the studio - these include materials with odors, such as oil paint.
If there is a question about materials, please contact Laury directly.
She also asks that studio artists clean up their work area and help others clean up theirs if necessary.
She will provide hot water for tea, tea bags, and she also has a large coffee pot.
For this first meeting, artists should plan to bring snacks for themselves and a little more to share. There is a Trader Joe’s within 15 minutes of her studio.
Although sponsored by NorCATA, this community is designed to be self-sustaining, and a small donation from each artist would cover coffee, creamer, sugar, napkins, cups, utensils, serving utensils, etc.
This first group will be limited to the first 20 people who RSVP. When members send their RSVPs, they will be given Laury’s address and phone number. Members may indicate if they are interested in leading a technique for the first meeting.
NorCATA is approved by the Internal Revenue Services as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that promotes the therapeutic use of art throughout Northern California, public awareness of art therapy, professional development through educational events, workshops, conferences, and more. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.
NorCATA does not and shall not discriminate, or allow discrimination against any person because of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or creed, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, physical disability, medical condition, or special needs, in any of its activities or operations. Following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), NorCATA is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone.