This Month at a Glance

November!

November at The Shine House is full of artistic adventures! Such as the sparkling event of our 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball, a focus on artist who have come before us and cultural diversity as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos, and an emphasis on the non visual arts such as a Songwriters Workshop, and a Poetry Writing Workshop. Join us for the Masquerade Ball, a fundraising event to help us build….drum roll please! A CERAMICS Studio! Stop in for our lively early educational art program on Wednesday Mornings at 10:00AM, plan to attend the Songwriters Workshop on November 4th 11:00AM-1:00PM, and the Poetry Workshop, November 18th 3:00PM-5:00PM followed by a poetry slam at 5:30pm! Our business hours have been expanded! You asked and we listened we are now open on Tuesday! Our hours are Monday-Friday 10:00AM-6:00AM daily with events and special classes happening on Saturdays! There is yoga six days a week, and educational classes and art to be explored everyday. Come create, play, and dream with us at The Shine House, as the weather turns colder it’s a great place to learn, have fun, and grow closer together as a community.

Download our calendar >> http://theshinehouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/November-2017-1.pdf

Poetry Slam!

Speak your words as they come, read your written words, or other author's words that speak to you. Share with the community your thoughts, ideas, and emotions through language and your voice. This is an all ages event, but the words won't be censored. This month's spoken word is facilitated by local poet,writer,teacher Wanda Fries. The Spoken Word event is free, 5:30-7pm Nov. 18th. Consider joining us earlier in the day for the Poetry and Writing Workshop led by Wanda from 3-5pm!

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Field Trips and Scheduled Outings

The Shine House is now offering school groups, organizations, clubs, a group of friends, and workplace activities on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30. These activities would include an art experience and/or movement experience. This is time that you would need to book in advance with us. School group activities would be art based, but can involve ALL subjects such as History, Science, English, Geometry, ect. Each activity will be tailored to the group coming in. This is a great team building opportunity for clubs, organizations, and employees in the workplace. Movement can be done with all ages and would involve activities like yoga, meditation, and breath-work. Art would include working with a specific medium such as painting, graphite, collaging, printmaking, art journaling, ect. This is an experience that will be fun for the whole group and anyone can do it with the help of our wonderful staff here at The Shine House.

The price is $12 a person with a minimum group of 15 people. If you are interested in a specific date please call us at 606-416-5380 or email us at tara@theshinehouse.com.

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Open Art Studio With A Focus

This is an opportunity to come and explore a variety of art forms and materials with and without formal instruction. ART for ALL ages! Open Art Studio happens Wednesday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. Through the months of October and November, during Open Studio, we will be viewing art and artists from the past, learning art history, practicing new art techniques/styles, discussing artist's lives and their art, and making our own version of that particular style of art. Each week we will study a different artist and create in their style! These artist represent a variety of artistic styles, mediums, countries, levels of success, and they made art between the years of 1880 and 1990. Art from the past holds clues to life in the past. By looking at a work of art’s symbolism, colors, and materials, we can learn about the artist and culture that helped shape the art. We also can compare artwork, which gives us different perspectives about life and people. Helping us to become more well rounded individuals when observing events, situations, and people. 

The artists we will focus on, in order, are as follows:

Dia de Los Muertos (Holiday Themed Art)

Keith Haring

Jean Basquiat

Mary Corita Kent

 The upstairs of The Shine House is reserved for 18yrs+. We require adult supervision for children under the age of 13, and ask that you use supplies respectfully and independently cleaning up after yourself! 

Open Studio is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.

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Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a more meditative approach to the physical practice of Yoga. In this form of Yoga the practitioner is trying to access the deeper tissues, such as the connective tissue and fascia. As well as, many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). The flexibility in the joints decreases as one ages, mistreats the physical body, or sustains injuries and Yin yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility.

This intimate practice of yoga requires students to be ready to get intimate with the self, with feelings, sensations, and emotions. Something of which I have noticed can be easy to avoid in a fast paced yoga practice. Yin Yoga is often used in programs that deal with <https://www.mindbodygreen.com/tag/healing> addictions, eating disorders, anxiety and deep pain or trauma. This Yin Yoga and Restorative class is suitable for ages 15+, and a great addition with a more flowing yoga practice or other types of physical practice. This practice is intended to get to know yourself better! Class is happening on Thursdays at 5:30 with Lakia.

Some of the benefits of Yin Yoga are:

-Calming and balancing to the mind and body

-Regulates energy in the body

-Increases mobility in the body, especially the joints and hips

-Greater stamina

-Better lubrication and protection of joints

-More flexibility in joints & connective tissue

-Release of fascia throughout the body

-Help with TMJ and migraines

-Deeper Relaxation

-A great coping for anxiety and stress

-Better ability to sit for meditation

Class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.


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Preschool Art & Movement

Join us Wednesday Mornings 10:00AM-11:15AM, for our first Preschool Program!  Art Projects and Movement fun with your littles! Movement would include yoga, outside games, dance, and MORE! Appropriate for preschoolers ages 2-5yrs. Art projects can always be modified to fit each child. Guaranteed fun and educational! 

Class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.

 Drop in for free, and if you like what you see please become a member!

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3D Art w/ Iris

This class will focus on creating pieces in 3D. Most projects will take multiple classes or open studio hours in order to finish. We will work with a few different mediums and learn how to look at something on paper and then create it right in front of us. This class is Tuesdays at 5:30PM and taught by Iris Miller.

This class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.

Target Toning

During this hour of target toning we will explore specific muscle groups. We will be using the resistance of our body weight and bands to target these muscles. There will be exercises to increase your heart rate offered. This will allow all your hard work to show. If your goals are gaining strength and flexibility, then we will offer alternatives for this purpose. Please join me in this relaxed vision of exercise. There will be laughter, good music, movement, and results! This class takes place Tuesday mornings at 10:00AM and Fridays at 11:00AM!

Class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.
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Lunch Break Yoga

Lunch Break Slow Flow Yoga is just like our night time yoga except its happening at a convenient time for you, your lunch break! This is offered on Wednesdays at 12:00PM. The beauty of this class is that you can drop quietly in/out of class until the last 10 minutes of class (12:50PM) as is convenient for you. This class focuses on learning the basic yoga postures and connecting to our bodies in a deep and meaningful way. We will move slowly, spend time and care in each pose, and take time to breathe and meditate...alot. New to yoga? This is the class for you! These hour long classes are for ages 15yrs+ and are great for all levels, beginners and advanced practitioners alike! 

Class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.

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After School Art

After School Art may be taking on an Art History Class feel, but it is guaranteed not to bore your child! They will make creative art and you as parents will know you are bringing your children to The Shine House for some quality art education. Education is our mission, even though we make it so fun they don’t realize their learning! After School Art takes place on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30PM and can be modified to fit any age of student from Kindergarten to Adult! During the months of October and November we will be viewing art and artist from the past, learning art and art history, discussing artists lives and their art, and making our own version of that particular style of art. Each week we will study a different artist and create in their style! These artist represent a variety of artistic styles, mediums, countries, levels of success, and they made art between the years of 1880 and 1990. Art from the past holds clues to life in the past. By looking at a work of art’s symbolism, colors, and materials, we can learn about the artist and culture that helped shape the art. We also can compare artwork, which gives us different perspectives about life and people. Helping us to become more well rounded individuals when observing events, situations, and people. The artists we will focus on, in order, are as follows:

Dia de Los Muertos (Holiday Themed Art)

Keith Haring

Jean Basquiat

Mary Corita Kent

Class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.


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Shine Yoga

Namaste my friends! Shine Yoga is now offered Monday-Saturday! Times for each day are as follows: Mondays at 10:00AM, Tuesdays at 5:30PM, Wednesdays at 10:00AM, Thursdays at 10:00AM, Friday mornings at 10:00AM, and Saturdays at 10:30AM. Tara and Ingrid are the instructors. This class is suitable for ALL fitness levels.  

Class is included in a $7.00 drop in fee or members can enjoy this for free. Monthly memberships are $50.00 per month.

 Drop in for free, and if you like what you see please become a member!

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Poetry Workshop w/ Wanda Fries

Wanda Fries will be leading a writing workshop at the Shine House, Main St., Somerset, Kentucky on November 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a reading by the participants and others following the workshop. Wanda is a professor of English at Somerset Community College and has written two novels, Ash Grove and In the Absence of Angels; a collection of short stories, The Vineyard and Other Stories/ and a collection of poems, Cassandra Among the Greeks. She is the past recipient of two Al Smith Fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council and received research grant for her current project, a novel about Catherine Blake, wife of the Romantic poet, artist, and printer, from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her tiny, tiny publishing house, Ginkgo Leaf Press, has published two books, Higher Love, about a gay couple’s adopted family, and Poor Man’s Summer, Pearlie Jenkins’ debut novel. During the workshop, participants will spend an hour creating and an hour revising. Anyone interested in an afternoon in the company of friends and fellow sojourners is welcome. Cost will be $10 for the event.


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Equinox Art Show Reception

The arrival of Autumn is always a little surprising. Almost as if on a switch, one day late in the summer you feel it, a subtle crispness in the air. At The Shine House it has been a year since our very first Art Exhibit, The Tropic of Cancer. We celebrate this year of art exploration, education, and ringing in Autumn with our Equinox and Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display through November 3rd, 2017. This exhibit will continue to support and recognize local and regional Kentucky artists. This Exhibit will include a variety of art mediums including photography, paintings, etchings, mixed media, ceramics, and more. Come get cozy at the reception and see this one year marking of The Shine House and celebrate the Autumn Equinox, the latin word for equal night!

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Art Journaling For Teens & Adults

Art Journaling is an amazing way to utilize more than words for journaling or diary keeping. It is a way to destress and be creative. Creating art that is just for YOU, expressing your emotions, life, and dreams. It will often contain both words and sketches through mixed media elements: paint, markers, personal tokens, and much much more. This class is for ages 15+ and is $4 a class for members and $7 a class for non members. You are required to bring your own journal. Your journal should be a blank page (without lines) type of journal. It should also be appropriate for “mixed or wet media” and be a 5X7 or larger in size. Homemade journals are welcome too! 

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