Outside the Lines: A Creative Art Studio – Special AV Class

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April 17, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

With Saaraliisa Ylitalo

Saaraliisa Ylitalo Meditation: Deepest Things


Join us for a special session of Outside the Lines on Wednesday, April 17th, with guest artist Saaraliisa Ylitalo. Saaraliisa’s work will be on exhibit as part of our upcoming Alchemical Vessels exhibit.

Registration for this workshop is limited to 10 participants and RSVPs are required to attend. Please sign up by using the link above, emailing programs@smithcenter.org or calling us at 202.483.8600. 

Creative expression has often been used in the healing process and it is at the core of Smith Center’s philosophy, but fear of judgment and “not being an artist” can often prevent us from tapping into its healing power. This guided art class will help you reclaim art-making as a healing tool.

Outside the Lines class sessions are held on the first & third Wednesday of each month. Upcoming sessions: 

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Suggested donation: $10 per class

About Saaraliisa Ylitalo



Saaraliisa has been working in the textile arts for over 40 years. Her work has always been a reflection of events, real and physiological in her life or in the lives of those around her.  So in that way the work has been about the natural weather in our lives between turbulent and calm times.  Between hope and despair.  Really about our broken places and how we deal with them.

During her professional journey, she lived and taught abroad in Costa Rica, Japan, Peru and South Africa.

She currently teaches at the Art League School in Alexandria and Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville and has a studio at DC Studio Arts in Takoma DC. www.saaraliisa.com


April 17, 2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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