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Spontaneous Mark & Alternative Image:
Speaking From the Heart Pamela
When is the last time you
had the opportunity to play with pens, brushes, and funky tools that made you laugh or smile - or - cringe? When did you last
let go of the outcome-giving yourself permission to "see what's in there"? There is no getting around it - every
mark you make is creative, expressively yours. Since there's safety in numbers we'll embark on this serendipitous journey
of creativity together.
In this class, you'll explore
the distinctive and bold expressions of spontaneous marks using walnut and sumi inks, combined with the layering of alternative
image processes-and while we're at it we will explore and extrapolate your handwriting too. We'll mix in personal ephemera
through transfers (your originals won't be harmed) culminating in a sewn book structure.
You will be given guidance in scoring countless variations of rhythmical marks and patterns originating from intuition
and response to music, sounds-or silence. This class will help you loosen any rigid body postures and sidestep predictable
outcomes. Sink art techniques will also be introduced for creating blurring, dripping and running marks for breathtaking texturing
effects on your papers. After some critique sessions, editing and cropping exercises, we'll move beyond the mark into image
Xerox transfers. From here you'll begin to work with your own personal ephemera to create an array of words and images, that
might reflect, interact with or interpolate your mark making influences-culminating in a book that provides an intuitive storytelling
piece-unfolding with layered marks, handwriting, and images into a dimensional accordion book. Sat. Aug 4 & Sun. Aug. 5 9:30 - 4
list to follow.
Paste Papers Sunday, Aug 12, 1 - 4:00 p.m. Held at Olbrich Gardens
Explore the freedom of expressing
yourself making creative papers for collage, scrapbooking, or as decorative papers for the book arts. This fun workshop
is a little messy (bring a smock) and includes decorative techniques, few limitations, and easy follow up to continue at home.
No experience required. Some supplies included; a supply list provided.
Ages: 15 years and up w/ an
adult Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee. Registration
deadline: August 3 $87/$70 member Course Number: 21-16
from Nature Mel Kolstad
you ever wanted to learn how to make prints, but not sure where to start? Collagraphs from Nature are a
perfect introduction to this medium! In this class, we will choose items from nature, right on the Whispering Woodlands grounds, and
create our individual printing plates. Preparing the background with a monoprint, we will use our plates to make image impressions,
creating a beautiful one-of-a-kind, unique print. No experience required. This is a fun and easy technique that will get you hooked on printing! Bring yourself, a notebook, favorite
writing tool, your enthusiasm, and maybe a friend! Sat. Aug 18th, 1 - 4:30
For those who
prefer, click below for a registration form to send with a check payment in the mail.
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