Calling all high school and college students! Join us this summer for our Open Art Studio and experience El Duende Process painting.

You will explore various materials as you find your way to mastery and learn about yourself through your own creative process and voice as an artist. Our group format promotes curiosity, reflective listening, identity formation, empowerment and belonging.

Our Open Art Studios are run by Loren Rubino, Art therapist/Art teacher/Artist.

    • Mondays: June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1 … Make Up Date: July 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    • Thursdays: June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18 … 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The fee for a four-session Open Art Studio is $450 and includes art materials.

All sessions take place at Loren Rubino’s Art Studio: 2 Sherwood Farms Lane, Westport, CT

Interested? Please complete our inquiry form and we will be in touch!

About Loren Rubino

Loren received a B.F.A. from Emerson College. There she majored in Creative Writing with minors in performing arts and dance. She also has a degree in Art Education from Central Connecticut State University and was formerly a high school art teacher in Connecticut and Miami, Florida. While in Miami, Loren also taught art programs for The Miami Children’s Museum and The Lincoln Road Art Center. Most recently, Loren Rubino received her Masters Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Albertus Magnus College. Loren incorporates mindfulness, and aspects of dialectical behavioral therapy in her work and believes in the uniqueness and beauty in all of her clients. Her goal is to educate, empower and help heal.

What is El Duende Process Painting (EDPP)?

EDPP is an imagery-led creative process with a focus on learning through process rather than product. The essential component is continually painting and using mixed media on one canvas over a period of time.

EDPP is about meaning making through our own creative process and learning to open to the voice within. Participants will learn to tap into the flow state by releasing the inner critic and opening to multiple layers of the self.

EDPP is an innovative art-based model created by Abbe Miller, ATR-BC