Mixed Media and Writing

Mixed Media and Writing Classes

 

Click on the plus sign (+) for a full description. Our mixed media and writing classes are open to all levels unless otherwise noted in the descriptions. Members receive 15% off all classes and workshops.

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Writing Poetry: Matter of Life and Verse

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P19A14MMMichael Metivier“Tell all the truth,” wrote Emily Dickinson, “but tell it slant.” Poetry, through wordplay, allows us to experiment artfully with the matter of life—our loves, losses, fears, dreams, and everything mundane. Learn to create resonance, heightened urgency, and a timeless quality to your work. Tuesdays, April 16 - May 216 - 8 pm $25$25
Everyday Regalia: Transformation through Daily Practice

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P19A17MMJulie PüttgenBegin building your daily creative practice for personal and artistic growth in the context of a supportive and creative community. Choose an existing garment of choice and commit to daily transformations through stitching and/or printing. Other commitments include: choosing a guiding question (Example, “what would it be like to be awake in my whole body?”), daily photo-documentation, daily wearing of the garment in progress, and brief daily writings. We will share progress through weekly meetings as well as a collaborative online group. In culmination, participants will gather together for a community celebration. No previous sewing, printmaking, or Expressive Arts experience is necessary. Mondays, April 15 - June 24; No Class May 27, June 10 & June 176 - 8 pm$277$325
Innovations in Collage

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P19A16MMElizabeth D'AmicoLet’s look at the history of collage. How has it has evolved? Can it inspire the new? When does expropriation become a problem? Experiment with principles and elements of design, explore innovative compositions and materials while building your visual statement. Start collecting images, objects, and textures and leap right in!Wednesdays May 1 - 229 am - Noon$238$280
Creative & Professional Practice

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P19A15MMKim BernardDo you want to create a sustainable life in making art, advance creatively and professionally? A strong body of work is the most important part of being an artist. How do you pay the bills, juggle money, studio and personal time? We will workshop the most critical issues in developing a lifelong practice of making art. Topics covered: how and where to exhibit, documentation, creating a website, grant writing, residencies, developing a supportive community and time management. Participants should be prepared to share images of work for critique, a first draft of their artist's statement, bio and resume, and be prepared to examine their studio practice, accept critical feedback on their work and professional development. Work sessions will be broken up with journaling sessions, yoga and dark chocolate breaks.Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 59 am - 5 pm$370$435
Collage (Fr: coller, "to glue")

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P19A18MMPatty CastelliniBorn circa 200 BCE along with the invention of paper by the Chinese, the art of collage was revived in France about a hundred years ago. You’ll invent your own style by building surfaces using paint, pastels, markers, pencils, and cloth. Push and pull, scrape and carve with a variety of surprising tools. Learn to isolate color and play with color combinations. Bring any materials that grab your eye. Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 1910 am - 4 pm$230$270
Don't Mop Up That Splash of Color!

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P19A29PRobin WeisburgerDesign and paint your own floor cloth! A painted floor cloth adds spice to any floor. First used on floors in the 1700s, these beautiful, functional pieces of art are a cozy addition to any home, in any season. Learn the history of craft as you begin with a 2' x 3' floor cloth. Adding a durable finishing coat will assure you have an heirloom piece that will stand up to everyday use and the test of time. Stencils and other tools to assist with patterns will be provided.Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 99:30 am - 12:30 pm$94$110

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