Ooze Studio is a community-driven art studio oozing inspiration for creative self-discovery.
At Ooze our focus is to cultivate creative thinkers, not professional artists, by providing them with a platform to explore art and their creativity in a more instinctual, hands-on and process-oriented way. Ooze Studio teaches you that your creativity is limitless, in return supplying the community with contagious creativity!
*Our mission is to provide a comfortable and safe space where people of all ages can explore their imaginations and foster their creativity through the process of making art.
*Our vision is to cultivate creative thinkers who will confidently carry their creativity into every aspect of life, helping the community bridge cultural divides and grow into a more unified, culturally rich environment.
We offer creative inspo for ages 4 and up!
Ooze After School Program:
We offer a safe and creative place for your children to come after school, so you can complete your daily tasks while knowing they are fostering their creative minds and learning great life skills.
Ooze Workshop events:
This same safe-haven for your children offers adult workshops that allow you to unwind and reconnect with yourself, and your community, while finding inspiration and your innate creativity (that may have been tucked away while you stared at your screen that day). Ooze will allow you to leave feeling more refreshed and inspired! More confident and self-aware, excited to continue creating whether it be for solutions at work, life or fun.
Grateful for Contributions:
100% of your contribution goes to helping afford our community space, the day-to-day operations and purchasing of art materials needed to make Ooze Studio so effective in boosting creativity and fun! We believe #funisproductive ;]
Your donation also aids in oozing inspiration and bringing creativity to the community, by funding FREE DAYS, which are open to the public, so no matter what their budget, anyone can have a chance to ooze creativity! We believe nobody should be left out of learning the creative process.
"I have first-hand experience with using art to help bring out the confidence in children and instill greater values and morals in teens and young adults. By caring for these young souls through creative projects, they were immediately able to turn around learning issues and social hindrances, which, in a couple cases could have been life threatening. I believe whole-heartedly in the power of having a creative outlet!"
- Mia Medeiros, Founder of Ooze Studio
We thank you, and the community thanks you!
A note from Ooze Studio's Founder, Mia Medeiros:
Nice to meet you!
My name is Mia, and I am the Founder of Ooze Studio, which I decided to open after 15 years as a Creative Director for my own Graphic Design and Marketing business, 7+ years as an Event Director and load of experience in fashion retail.
I have been immersed in art since I can remember. I come from an artsy family, including painters, musicians, writers and photographers, so I’ve always had the wonderful support of allowing creativity to be instilled in me and all I do. Even at a young age, I noticed how much good this did for people. No matter where I lived, or who I met, the arts were always a healthy outlet.
In my personal experience, I have seen some beautiful and also terrible things and found through first-hand experience the arts were a highly effective way of coping with the scary moments. I have helped neighbors, friends and myself pull out of issues like domestic violence, rape, gangs and drug abuse by using painting, drawing, freestyling and writing, or simply allowing them to immerse themselves into my world of art by looking at my art books while I danced and painted. This creative vibe is infectious and a way a better addiction than drugs, a better outlet than violence and an excellent excuse for removing yourself from bad environments.
Professionally, every role I had was bettered by having a creative mindset. Using creativity to find solutions for myself, my clients, working as a team and even how to deal with competitors was crucial to career success. Creativity and imagination are part of what makes us human and they are intuitive necessities that I feel wholeheartedly should be cultivated in everyone. By building our own creativity, you take that into our community and use it as a way to positively connect with yourself and others.
I'm opening Ooze Studio to act as a safe space for the community to be free in your thinking and creating. Ooze will be a non-judgmental, non-directorial platform for fostering the good that creativity brings to us all individually and as a whole... and allowing that creative goodness to be contagious.