A TRUE ALCHEMY OF THE SELF
Come explore the ancient and powerful art of mask making. Each participant will leave the class with a mask created over seven weeks. During a guided process of using casting materials and a studio filled with fabrics, nature objects, beads, paints and other magic imaginings your mask will give way to a powerful being waiting to be born. Allow this intriguing phenomenon to make tangible the whimsical spirits living within.
FINDING THE VEINS THAT RUN THROUGH THINGS
A one-day workshop inspired by the works of Andy Goldsworthy. As a group we will journey into the wild and after acquainting with the land will create nature based sculptures to be left as a gift to the ‘aina.
A DIALOGUE OF THE VISUAL
This class alters preconceived notions about the things we see in our everyday lives. Begin to see ordinary objects as potential works of art. Calling on collage and assemblage, you will be playfully guided through the making of a shadow box (or any variation of) over this four-week course. Your project will tell a story through the transformation and interaction of things. It is a dialogue of the visual. Come and enjoy this profoundly playful class.
During this course we will engage in a lively exploration of the craft and dynamics of language. Guided tasks in creative writing will be accompanied by creative arts exercises and practice in speaking of the written word.
The course will focus on renewing the playfulness of language while allowing truth, beauty, clarity and self knowledge to come through our writing. We will work both individually and as a group exploring the vast terrain of bringing language alive. This course is specifically designed to be accessible to those who feel confident in writing and those who have never but would like to acquaint themselves with the writer within.
FINDING RELATION WITH IMAGES THAT INSPIRE AND PROVOKE
Collage comes alive during this exploration into the world of image. Through color, theme, invocation, sculpture, and response you will walk away with a creative tapestry of work having given voice to the myths and symbols within. We will go beyond collage as magazine cut outs glued upon paper and venture into collage using different mediums and foundations. This is guaranteed to be a colorful and joyful course using the language of image and archetype.