ABOUT

 
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To provide a comfortable and safe space where people of all ages can explore their imaginations and foster their creativity through the process of producing art. 

OUR MISSION

To cultivate creative thinkers who will confidently carry their creativity into every aspect of life, helping the community bridge cultural divides and grow into a more unified, culturally rich environment.

OUR VISION

OUR FOCUS

Ooze Studio is a community-driven art studio oozing inspiration and contagious creativity. At Ooze we understand the fragility of a child’s / teen’s expressiveness. When strict parameters or emphasis on technical perfection is the focus, their natural creativity can easily turn into conformity. We prefer to open their minds and empower our Oozers to connect with themselves through their own process, using their imaginations to lift their creativity to new heights and build humble confidence within.

OOZE VALUES

1       Cultivate creative minds, not technical artists

2       Be open-minded 

3       Learn something from everyone 

4       There is always work to do

5       Fun is productive 

6       Lead don’t demand (artful prompts are okay, but overly directorial teaching is not)

7       Treat everyone with respect, equally 

8       Listen, then suggest 

9       Be hospitable and kind, making everyone feel at home; serve your community well   

10     Get excited about creativity! It's contagious!

11     There are no mistakes in art – quiet the inner critic

12     Find value in yourself and others

13     No thing or idea is unique, but every person is 

14     Always credit the artist we are inspired by

15     Earn trust of others by having compassion and integrity

 

OOZE PHILOSOPHY

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Ooze Studio is a community-driven art studio oozing inspiration for cultivating contagious creativity.

 

Creativity is different for everyone but by tapping into the process of achieving self-awareness, (acquiring insights into your own character, feelings, perceptions and how you are affected by your surroundings) you can involve as much of that, or as little as, you want to allow in your art.

 

Our comfort zone, helps you grow your comfort zone, allowing for the uncomfortable and ambiguous to no longer be a hurdle.

 

We offer a hospitable environment for people to explore their imaginations through the process of making art, quieting their inner critic and learning that their creativity is limitless. 

 

We want to help each person from ages 4 -104 ENHANCE THEIR LIFE, grow, or build confidence and self-awareness through an ease of access to art and 

creative inspiration.

Creativity is not just about lesson plans and technique. It’s not all about the color wheel and 7 principles of Art. It’s about creativity!

"Creativity is a feeling, It’s about working through play and exploration in order to find a solution. It's teaching that creativity is in YOU not in what you learn. Every subject in academia can be taught, but it’s creativity that helps you imagine your own ideas in those subjects."

- Mia Temple

We build self-confidence by allowing Oozers to research and problem solve on their own, and even putting their work on display in public view. Seeing their work on display puts it into a different light. Good or bad, we find happiness with ourselves by simply accomplishing something.

There are four key responsibilities we have when it comes to sharing and exploring our art and creativity:

  • to inspire

  • to help members face uncertainty head on

  • to provide tools for the creation of ideas and solutions (not feed you ideas)

  • to teach creativity is an innate part of everyone, and it can be limitless!

OUR FOUNDER

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

2 years          Head of Art Program

                       and PTC Vice President,

                       TK-5th 

 

16 years        Creative Direction

 

26+ years      Graphic Design

10 years        Social Media for Business

9 years          Event Coordination/Direction

8+ years        Advertising & Public Relations

15+ years      Fashion Retail/Merch/Design

Hey Oozers!

My name is Mia, and I decided to open Ooze Studio after owning a Graphic Design & Marketing company, working in event and tech and most recently volunteering as head of the art docent program at my children's last elementary school.

 

I've been immersed in art since I can remember. I come from an artsy family, including painters, musicians, writers and photographers, so I’ve always had the wonderful support of allowing creativity to be instilled in me and all I do. Even at a young age, I noticed how much good this did for people. 

 

No matter where I live, or who I meet, the arts are always a healthy outlet.  

 

I have found through first-hand experience the arts were a highly effective way of coping with the scary moments. Creative expression helps pull you out of issues like domestic violence, trauma, gangs and drug abuse; it bridges cultural divides and builds mental stamina. A creative vibe is infectious and a way a better addiction than drugs, a better outlet than violence and an excellent excuse for removing yourself from bad environments. "Nah man, I have to get my art on...." - a phrase that seems to be openly accepted in all circles.

 

Professionally, every role I had was bettered by having a creative mindset. Using creativity to find solutions for myself, my clients, for working as a team and even how to deal with competitors was crucialto my career success. 

Creativity and imagination are part of what makes us human and they are intuitive necessities that I feel wholeheartedly should be cultivated in everyone. When you boost your own creativity, you take that into the community and use it as a way to positively connect with yourself and others. 

 

I'm opening Ooze Studio to act as a safe space for the community to be free to ooze creativity and inspiration. Ooze will be a non-judgmental, non-directorial platform for fostering the good that creativity brings to us all, individually and as a whole... and allowing that creative goodness to be contagious.

xo,

Mia