Pamela Paulsrud will also be conducting one of her workshops, flying solo, sans-Rosie, Saturday August 4th & 5th.
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
Images and Supply list to follow.
Pamela Paulsrud is a visual
artist. In creating both intimate pieces and large-scale installations, her work as a papermaker, calligrapher, book artist
and collaborator has been recognized internationally. Her exploration in energy and vibration, letters and lines,
her love of the land, the earth and it's resonance, inspires both her work and her life.
For those who
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