Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Studio Alchemy Podcast Episode 102: The Alchemy of Symbols Chapter 2


Today’s episode of the Studio Alchemy Podcast features an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Hirschten’s new book, "The Alchemy of Symbols: How to Use the Power of Images to Transform Your Life."  People use symbols to highlight what is important to them and manifest what they want to see. In this uplifting book, Hirschten explores the psychology of symbols to inspire anyone who wants to thoughtfully incorporate them into their life. In this book you will learn how to use images to help clarify your hopes and dreams. Whether you want to select a symbol for your next tattoo, painting, or sacred altar the Alchemy of Symbols will give you many ideas to work with. Part self-help and part encyclopedia, this book offers a fresh perspective on the meaning behind symbols.

Purchase a fully illustrated copy of the Alchemy of Symbols at: 


 On the Studio Alchemy Podcast we explore creative ways to transform our lives using visualization, art making, and self-help techniques.  Each episode includes stories and reflections to inspire you to transform your life.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a.k.a. Vita, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author, and public speaker.  Find out more at https://studioalchemy.art/.


Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Join us for September Paint Club!


Hello My Fellow Art Lovers- 

"Once you make a decision the world conspires to make it happen."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

  Work in Progress: Composer Florence Price

What creative projects have you been working on? 

I have just started a series of piano paintings depicting songs that my friend, Josh Thompson, plays.  Next year we will have a show of them at the Harrison Art Center and Josh will perform!  

  Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

If you'd like to get in the groove with your own projects join us for Paint Club!
We meet every Thursday from 1-4pm and 6-9pm. 
Register here

   Deer at the Edge of the Woods, Hirschten, 2023, Available at the Studio 

Also coming up at the studio....

Learn to Draw - 7 Weeks, Wednesdays October 4- Nov. 15, 6-9pm  $320
Are you interested in learning how to draw?  In this class we will learn many techniques for drawing so that you can gain control over your artistic projects.  Drawing can be a meditative process that can help you to focus your mind and appreciate the beauty in subtle details.  Together we will do exercises to learn to notice the patterns of our world and create dynamic designs. All materials provided.

Create Your Visionary Life Plan -  2 Weeks, Saturdays Oct 21 – Oct 28  1-4pm  $110
In this unique class we will create vision board collages and journal in a notebook that will become our life plan.  Part art class and part self-help we will answer questions that will help guide us into our next stage of life.  Together we will support each other as we cover a wide variety of topics such as our dreams, ideal day, vacation plans, career, relationships, and health. Pulling it all together we will create concrete action plans. All materials provided.

I am working on my upcoming book on SYMBOLISM! 
Stay tuned for the more juicy symbols and art philosophy as I swim through this material.