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October Happenings at C5 Studios


October happenings at C5 Studios!



C5 Studios presents:

Nora Akino – Monotypes and Paintings

Exhibition dates: October 7 – November 19, 2022
Reception on Friday, October 7th 2022 5pm – 7.30pm

C5 Studios Community Arts Center presents a new show of monotypes and paintings by Nora Akino.

Born in Japan to a family of artists, Nora Akino spent her childhood living in Japan, India, Nepal,  Mexico, Canada and the United States, creating art from a very young age.  During the years before making Bishop her home, Akino found herself feeling a deep affinity for the landscape, nurtured over many visits to the Eastern Sierra.

After relocating to Bishop, Akino found herself driven to finding out more about this landscape that captivated her, particularly its history and ongoing struggle for ecological and cultural integrity.  As Akino explains in her artist statement “I dedicate this show to the vision of Payahuunadü as it was and is still in the memories and hopes of its Indigenous people and to their current struggles to protect the land.”

C5 Studios is proud to present this unique show of monotypes and paintings that so beautifully reflect a fascination with and honoring of the landscape that surrounds us that will resonate with many of the folks who call this valley home.

The show opens to the public on Friday, October 7th with a reception from 5pm-7.30pm.  All are welcome.



We’re having a party!


Join us at C5 Studios Community Arts Center for a wild night of creative costume display, live music and dancing! The C5 Studios All Hallow’s Costume Gala celebrates C5 Studios’ ongoing member support and calls to our community to come out in costume and PARTY!

Hosted by our Open Mic crew we will have local musicians on stage all night with Sandy and the High Country to keep the dancing going til midnight!

Purchase tickets now! Your ticket ensures entry and grants you one free of charge beverage of your choice. All proceeds from this event support C5 Studios art programming- there’s limited space, so don’t miss out!

For more information and to purchase your ticket visit our website



C5 Studios is excited to launch…


Join us every second Saturday of the month for nature and fairytale story time

10am in the C5 Studios Library

Ages 2+. Everyone welcome. No registration necessary, donations appreciated.


Upcoming Classes and Workshops at C5 Studios!


AcroYoga and Thai Massage Weekend Retreat!

A weekend of workshops with Sarah Yovovich

Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th, 2022


Day 1 AcroYoga! – Saturday, October 8th 10am – 1pm

Join us for an afternoon designed to introduce students of all levels to the AcroYoga playground.

AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the fun of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of Thai massage. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community.

We’ll find fun strength and relaxing support through partner exercises and stretching, “flying,” and the meditative practice of Thai massage.

Get centered and connected while having some laughs.  No partner necessary.

For more information and to register online visit our website


Day 2 Thai Massage – Sunday, October 9th 10am – 1pm

Join us to smoosh and be smooshed, in the meditative dance of Thai massage.

Thai massage is also sometimes called “the lazy person’s yoga,” and is done fully clothed on a mat. The receiver is massaged while they are gently stretched and passively moved, facilitating smooth flow of energy in the body. Thai is designed to be therapeutic for the GIVER as well as the receiver; giving is its own lazy yoga practice, movement interwoven with breathwork and meditation.

Learn simple techniques and guiding principles that can change your life forever, and will certainly leave you feeling more relaxed and connected.

These workshops will occur in two separate sessions but we encourage folk to attend both sessions to get the most from this fantastic opportunity! You may sign up for a single session to attend on one date only or for both sessions (at a reduced price)

For more information and to register online visit our website



Watercolor – Modern Techniques

A watercolor workshop with Ana Budnyk

Wednesday October 12th, 2022 – 5.15pm – 7.15pm

This class starts building your watercolor vocabulary to give you more brush control in watercolor. We will explore basic materials and techniques in watercolor: wet on wet, wet on dry, blending, layering, adding ink, and creating gradients and textures with household supplies like salt and alcohol. In the end, we will practice incorporating those techniques in a short nature painting.

Participants will leave having more control with their brush, water, and paints. You will make watercolor techniques that will make your painting process easy, fun, and experimental.

For more information and to register online visit our website



Figure Drawing with a Live Model

A gesture drawing class with Krystina Maixner

Thursday October 13th and Friday October 14th, 2022 – 5.30 – 6.30pm

Join Krystina Maixner for a two-part figure drawing class built to help you develop your drawing skills and find more freedom in your mark-making style.

In the first class (Thursday 10/13), we will dive into the world of gesture drawing with a guided lesson plan. We will cover various gesture drawing skills such as scribble drawing, the line of action, and how to work in a timed drawing scenario.

The second time we meet (Friday 10/14), a light amount of teaching will be included on principles, techniques, and methods to increase your expertise.

Join for one or both classes!

For more information and to register online visit our website



Cork Bulletin Boards!

A craft workshop with Andrea Kramer

Saturday, October 15th, 2022 – 10.30 am to 12 noon

Join us for a fun crafting workshop and take home a fun, creative cork bulletin board.  These make great gifts! You can set them on your desk or hang them on the wall and use them to pin lists, reminders, affirmations – whatever you like!

In this workshop we will create bulletin boards using a variety of shapes (you can create your own shapes if you wish!) of cardboard as a base and using hot glue to attach corks and other decorative finishing touches.

For more information and to register online visit our website



Murals, graffiti and public art!

A creative workshop with Naomi Hart Johnson

Saturday, October 15th, 2022 – 1.30pm to 3pm

C5 Studios is involved in some exciting mural projects around town and we are inviting young people to get involved, participate and help us create some public art that represents your identity and YOUR VOICE!

This FREE session will introduce young people to the process of participating with large-scale, collaborative public art projects like murals. Participants will explore these ways of working and will be invited to create a piece of art that will become part of a large, public mural right here in Bishop.

Young people and teens ages 10+ – please join us!

For more information and to find out how to sign up visit our website



Color Workshop 1

A painting workshop with Ana Budnyk

Thursday October 20th, 2022 – 6pm – 8pm

In this workshop, we will learn how to mix colors and create personal relationships with them. This class will give you more confidence in mixing colors and inspiration to experiment further in your projects.

This workshop presents a series of sequential studies that build upon each other to uncover the mysteries of color theory.

You will learn:

  • How to mix colors on a pallet and paper
  • How to create a Color Chart
  • Draw your Color Wheel(s) and learn about color relationships
  • Make a collage using prismatic colors from your color wheel

For more information and to register online visit our website



Color Workshop 2 – Exploring Color Values and Mixing Muted and Neutral Colors

A painting workshop with Ana Budnyk

Wednesday October 26th, 2022 – 5.45pm – 7.45pm

In this workshop, we will play with different color values and hues. Each color has its inherent value on a value scale, and we will learn how to identify color values and develop your eye to make nuanced value distinctions. We will further deepen our knowledge of color mixing by playing with the category of the most desaturated colors, called “chromatic grays” (often referred to as neutrals, for example, skin colors). We will make a painted-paper collage using color shapes using broad hues and value ranges. This class will give you more confidence in mixing paint and inspiration to experiment further in your projects.

We will use gouache paint and dive into archival collage methods, paving the way for future explorations. An in-depth color theory presentation will be offered in the class with examples from early mid-century color theorists like Johannes Itten and Joseph Albers.

For more information and to register online visit our website




Line Dancing workshops with Olivia

Starting Thursday October 27th, 2022 – 5.30-6.30pm

This is 4 week series of classes – sessions on 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17

Join Olivia for a series of a line dance class for everybody! All ages, all bodies, adults and kids are all invited to come and dance. Olivia says “You don’t have to have experience to join. We will go through every step together and review new dances every week. Become part of our line dancing family! I can’t wait to dance with you.”

In this line dance class we will learn and review new basic country line dance songs that are commonly played all over the world. We will begin with the basics and learn a new dance every week. We will break down the steps of the dance and go at a speed that is comfortable with everybody.

For more information and to register online visit our website



Spooky Friends!

A Chalk and Pastel Drawing Workshop for Kids with Naomi Hart Johnson

Saturday October 29th, 2022 – 10.30am – 12 noon

This fun workshop takes the drawings and film characters created by spooky genius Tim Burton and invites young participants to draw their favorite characters and create their own spooky characters!

Using chalk and charcoal, this workshop will explore how to use the contrast of light and dark to create fantastic drawings of imaginary creatures!

This workshop is for ages 8+

For more information and to register online visit our website



Awesome Architecture: Dream Cities!

A creative workshop with Naomi Hart Johnson

Friday, November 4th, 2021 – 3pm – 4.30pm

Have you ever thought about how cool it would be to design your own home, building or city? At our Awesome Architecture workshop we will explore some of the wildest, most creative buildings and architecture that have been designed and built. We’ll talk about what our “dream city” would look like, what it would be like to live there and how it could be created. Participants will be invited to allow their imaginations to take them to that place and create artwork that express their daring, wondrous designs!

This workshop is for ages 7+

For more information and to register online visit our website


Ongoing Classes and Events


Open Mic!

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at C5 Studios!

Next dates – Tuesdays October 11th and October 25th

Open to all ages!

We are delighted to be hosting a regular Open Mic for musicians, poets, vocalists and anyone else who wants to share their passion and talent!

Sign up in person at C5 Studios between 6.30 – 7pm
Open Mic session runs from 7pm – 9pm

If you have any questions reach out to us at [email protected]



Are YOU interested in volunteering at C5 Studios?

If you would like to get more involved with what’s going on at C5 Studios and you missed our recent volunteers meet & greet on Wednesday, May 18thdon’t worry!  We’d still love to hear from you!

We are still working on expanding our team of volunteers to support us with many different things from sales and front desk work to events to hanging shows and doing occasional runs to the dump! 

If you would like to volunteer some of your free time to support what we are doing at C5 Studios please feel free to come in and introduce yourself, or drop us an email to [email protected] and let us know what talents and experience you might bring to our team and your availability and interests. 





Tuesday: 10:30am – 6pm
Wednesday: 10:30am – 6pm
Thursday: 10:30am – 6pm
Friday: 10:30am – 6pm
Saturday – 10am – 6pm

Who we are:

C5 Studios Community Arts Center:
Erin Boehme and Naomi Hart Johnson (Co-Founders and Co-Directors)

Eastern Sierra Artists:
Gail Swain, Andrea Shallcross, Elaine Kabala, Marian Elton Seiter (Board Members)
Naomi Hart Johnson and Erin Boehme (Directors of C5 Studios)

(From C5 Studios)

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