Make Your Own Medicine Open Studio Lab at Howard Street Makers Studio

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Name: Make Your Own Medicine Open Studio Lab at Howard Street Makers Studio
Date: December 26, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM CST
Event Description:

Howard Street Makers Studio Presents: Kindred Open Studio with Cristina Gutierrez

Join local health counselor and herbalist Cristina Gutierrez of Ayurvedic Elements for a Make Your Own Medicine Open Studio Lab where you can make your own immune support formulas using an array of bulk herbs. Cristina will guide folks in the formulation of user-friendly formulas for all ages that can be used for steeping, sipping, meditation, altar offerings and/or for making a spiritual medicine bath.

All materials will be provided for folks to make up to 3 different formulas while supplies last. Bring your curiosity and creativity to this open studio lab and commune with the loveliest of plant allies and people. 

Christina is the founder of Ayurvedic Elements Apothecary (est. 2014), a Latinx womxn owned and operated holistic wellness brand rooted in sustainability, accessibility and collective care. She makes small batch, user-friendly, organic herbal formulas centering sustainably and locally sourced herbal allies for people of all ages, and at all stages of centering and remembering. 

Kindred Open Studio

Kindred Open Studio is inspired by art therapist and author, Pat Allen’s Open Art Studio methods- where participants as well as the leader create art together as a community. Pat Allen writes, “In this view, the healing aspects of art-making arise from the making and doing, the trying and failing, the experimenting and succeeding."

Kindred acknowledges, honors, and responds to the call for healing echoing around the world. For Kindred- individual and collective healing are at the core. We believe that when we combine the arts, community, and intention, we create a space for liberation and healing.

Intention: Kindred Open Studio’s intention is to provide accessible pop-up studios across Chicago and beyond where communities can engage in the arts process together so that they can connect, create, heal, and liberate.

Vision: Kindred Open Studio envisions a variety of pop-ups around the Chicago area and beyond where communities can have access to various art modalities, community building and healing.

Approach: Kindred Open Studio pop-ops will alternate between artists within various art modalities including, but not limited to visual arts and expressive arts, music and written expression. 

Howard Street Makers Studio 
provides a safe space for creativity and healing.

Everyone is welcome to join during open studios where participants will explore different types of art mediums. Artists in residence will facilitate classes, community art workshops, spoken word/open mic, sip and paint, discussions and open art studio time with and for the community.

The space will offer participants access to supplies and guidance to make artwork or participate in yoga and other movement workshops.

Howard Street Makers Studio
1609 W. Howard St.
Date/Time Information:
Mon, December 26, 2022
11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Contact Information:
Cindy Plante
No Cost
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