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The Healing Process of Poetry with Morrow Dowdle
Alternating Thursdays 5/18 – 8/30 (no class 8/24)
6:30 – 8:30 PM
$15 per session, or $100 for full 8 weeks
Ages 18+ (female-identifying and gender non-conforming females)
This workshop is for all levels, from those who have never written poetry to published poets.
We are living in a time when individual and collective trauma in our society is at an all-time high. From sociopolitical and economic unrest, to the COVID-19 pandemic, to natural disasters, ordinary folks feel the emotional fallout and are seeking mental health services and other means to process and heal from their experiences. We will read poetry about trauma from well-regarded poets and discuss their work. We will work on writing about trauma from our own perspectives both from prompts as well as individually-generated. The focus will be on content primarily, with some adjacent teaching about craft to hone poems into literary works. All materials will be provided for students.
Abstract Acrylic Painting with Fabrizio Bianchi
1st & 3rd Saturdays, May 20th – August 5th
1 – 4 PM
$200 for 6 weeks
Intimidated by abstract painting? Instructor Fabrizio Bianchi will break down abstract painting and guide you through the techniques, tools and methods involved in creating your own abstract work. Students will use acrylic paint and mixed media and tools for mark-making and texture and will learn composition, interpretations, and different styles of abstract painting.
Level intermediate — some acrylic painting experience recommended.
Mixed Media Goddess Weekend with Heather Gerni
Saturday, June 10th & Sunday, June 11th
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM each day
$175 (+$8 materials fee, cash or Venmo day 1)
Create a stunning goddess from start to finish in this weekend workshop. Using an engaging intuitive process with various techniques and mixed media, students will create a large 4.5-foot goddess painting. No experience is necessary, and all skill levels are welcome. There will be 45-minute lunch breaks each day. Students may eat off-site or bring a bag lunch.
A list or recommended supplies can be viewed here. Please review the materials list upon registration to provide ample time for preparation.
Email Heather at heather[at]heathergerni.com with any questions regarding materials.
Intuitive Basket Weaving with Angela Eastman
Saturday, July 29th
11 AM – 3 PM
Random weave is an intuitive and organic form of basket weaving, and can be employed to make both functional vessels and sculptural works of art. Learn this simple and meditative technique and explore using a range of natural materials to create a basket. Angela will share techniques for beginning your vessel by creating a template, and students will then be able to expand their design in an intuitive fashion. No experience necessary. All supplies provided.