Earth Circle Studios is a small seasonal school for the Creative Arts founded by Contemporary Artist and Intentional Creativity® Teacher Jassy Watson in 2013. From here Jassy teaches regular classes and workshops including private sessions and group classes for women and girls. The home Studio is set in her wild green award winning garden at Innes Park, where you are greeted by beautiful bird song and welcomed by the family dogs Trixie and Stolly.
There's always something new happening in the studio. Aside from regular classes Jassy has also hosted numerous internationally recognised artists, musicians and ceremonialists such as Kevin James Carroll, Shiloh Sophia McCloud, Max Dashu & Glenys Livingstone from her space that also houses a purpose built Medicine Wheel and large fire pit with a soon to be completed Bali garden and peace hut.
I believe that intentionally cultivating creativity allows us to be more of who we truly are. It invites one to remember our natural born right to self express. Art isn't just for those with 'talent', it is for everyone and here at Earth Circle Studios I encourage self expression and earth connection and promote sustainable and creative community. Those that gather here come from all walks of life and are all at different stages of their creative path and I welcome you all.
Jassy is a Contemporary Australian artist and Intentional Creativity® Teacher living in regional Bundaberg, Queensland. While formally trained in the arts, Jassy has developed her own way of working through her many years of creative practice and exploration. This has led to her creating unique images that are essentially born from close observation of both inner and outer landscapes.
Jassy works primarily in acrylic and mixed media and more recently has returned to oils has her preferred medium. Many of her bold and vibrant paintings are created by building up layers of marks and shapes until an image and story emerges while other pieces are planned, drawing inspiration from scenes of everyday life; from the ever-changing landscape of the Bundaberg region to tropical Bali and even her own backyard. Jassy often explores ecological and ancestral themes in her works with her latest series of paintings 'Sacred Ground' , recently displayed at Gatakers Art Space, speaking of an ancient sacred relationship between humans and the earth. The stories of her South Sea Islander ancestry is also a strong influence, inspiring many of her pieces.
Jassy's paintings have been sold and sent worldwide, exhibited in numerous shows nationally, and featured in a number of international online and in-text publications. She was also a selected finalist for the Queensland Regional Art Awards 2017 and more recently for the prestigious Morris Art Prize. From Earth Circle Studios, Jassy works as a full-time artist and Intentional Creativity Teacher offering classes nationally and abroad with various artistic approaches.
As an advocate for the social and cultural importance of the arts Jassy also founded the not-for-profit organisation - Wide Bay Women's Healing Art's Guild, a provider of alternative art resources for Women in her regional area. Over the years she has also hosted group exhibits as part of national Earth Arts programs and participated in numerous community arts projects including funded public art installations.
You can read more about Jassy over on the sister site www.jassy.com.au