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      The Big Hand is a dynamic working art studio offering unique classes, private art lessons and creative coaching, and workshops where you can dive deep into the realms of meaning and unbridled artistic exploration.  

      Artist and teacher Johnny Lapham makes each class session a process of discovery and an opportunity to pour yourself into creative expression.  

      The goals are always to explore what makes art making and performance rich and fun and how to pull meaningful images of truth and beauty out of our oceans of deep personal experience and creative possibility.

      Classes and workshops are intentionally small to allow each participant moments of supportive response and encouragement from Johnny and the other members of the group.  Course material is drawn from Johnny's long teaching experience but will also be freshly tuned to the emerging interests and appetites of the participants.  Please don't hesitate to call or email Johnny if you have any questions about the nature and specifics of these offerings.

      The Big Hand is also Johnny Lapham's working art studio and a place to find unique art objects like cast hands bound in colorful cloth ribbons, wildly intricate abstract enamel paintings on plywood panels that revolve to let you view the image 365 ways, and a new sculpture project creating wooden hands out of discarded No. 2 pencils, the weathered anatomy of broken down chairs, or the bone-like remains of a dismantled staircase bannister.

      Come to The Big Hand to find something unique, provocative, beautiful, true or meaningful made by Johnny's hands and heart--or your own!