LiveArts Studio


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Tips for Art at Home

As we continue to navigate this new normal, we can all agree, that some things are going to have to change. For many of us, we're participating in e-learning or remote learning. While others engage in hybrid learning, a few are returning to the classroom full-time. Regardless of how you are learning or teaching, here are few tips to help make your learning lifestyle more adaptable. 

1.  Basic supplies to have on hand: crayons, watercolor paint, paper, markers, pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, play dough, old magazines/newspapers/paper & plastic bags, scissors, glue stick & liquid glue, paint brushes, and an old cup. Other not so basic supplies are repurposed items such as fabric, twigs, bottle caps, yarn, tie-dye, etc.

2.  Stay inspired: Use current day issues to spark your creativity. For children, parents can engage in meaningful conversation by using present day issues to spark higher order problem-solving modes of thinking by realizing ideas in the form of a responsive art piece. For teachers, use present day issues as projects to help inspire a better future for the community, society or the world. Phrase issues as open-ended questions, or what if scenarios to spark students' imagination.

3.  Parental involvement: With so many children learning from home, parents have a front seat to the types of topics their children are learning. More important, this is a time for greater parental involvement, as well as a chance to engage as returning to parent as the first teacher. Difficult if parents or guardians would otherwise be away at their jobs. This new normal offers opportunities to create learning spaces where few people can gather in small numbers and be safe. This could be in the office, home, or in a park. Parents and children can engage in more learning activities together from virtually anywhere.

4.  Make the most of this time: Even though we're all engaged in very tough period of our lives, making the most of the opportunities we've been given is a great launching-pad for fresh ideas and a new start! Someone once said "necessity is the mother of invention." How true that is. The time for creativity is now! Make each day as productive and as meaningful as you can. Imagine ways to improve upon an idea and explore the possibilities.  


Archived Events

February is African American History Month

See our African American History Month flyer

12 Friday

ArtTalk & Reception: Celebrate the month of February with art, culture and creativity. This month, LiveArts Studio is featuring the work of artist Jesse Johnson. In his show titled: "Do You See What I See?", you'll have a chance to meet the artist. On Friday, February 12th from 5pm - 9pm, attend his opening reception, and hear the artist speak about his paintings; as he shares the inspiration for his creative works. He will also be accompanied by a group of ecumenical dancers who will perform as an introduction to his presentation. Please come. Support our artists, our community and their creativity. 

Jesse's pieces will be available for viewing throughout the month of February until Monday February 29, 2016. Times are Tuesday - Thursday 5:00p-7:30pm: Sat 9:00am-1:00pm: All other days and times by appointment.

14 Sunday

Love 2 Create! Come out this Valentine's Day weekend to share your love of art making, at Love 2 Create! Come create a masterpiece that expresses your love for someone or something. Express your love in paint as you create a symbol of your creativity. Bring your mate, a date or just yourself. $45 per couple or $25 per person. Also, bring your wine, chocolates and creativity. We'll provide the rest. Love 2 Create takes place Sunday, February 14 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

27 Saturday

Family Fun Day!!! Families, come out for three hours of fun, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm as LiveArts Studio presents a day of learning, creativity and a whole lot of fun!!! Come learn about African American History through art and creativity. Come have a blast. Create, make and take as we have fun educating through art. Children will learn significant bits of information about African American history. You'll be amazed at what you'll learn and by what you create. Drop in or stay a while. You're sure to have a great time. Great for ages 4 to 12.


Come see the art work of Mr. Jesse Johnson


SAVE THE DATE! LiveArts Studio will be hosting it's first Kwanzaa Celebration: Friday December 4th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Come share in the celebration of Kwanzaa with members of the community. Purchase work of art from staff, students and vendors. Meet and mingle, and create something new! We will share the 7 Principals of Kwanzaa, known as Nguzo Saba, by members of the community. It's a free event open to the community, families and friends.

LiveArts Studio is located at 4760 Broadway, Gary, IN, 46408.

Contact us at (219) 221-8211 for more information.  And like us on Facebook.

Join us on Friday December 4th for our KWANZAA Celebration!

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Contact us: 4760 Broadway, Gary, IN, 46408 | Phone: 219-221-8211 | email:

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