For this year’s workshops at the studio we’re going to switch things up a little by offering drop in collage classes every Thursday from 10 to 4, starting on March 20 (and drop-in “Drawing Workshops” on Mondays, 10 to 4, beginning on May 12).
The collage and the drawing workshops will follow a new format: we are going to suggest a different theme for each workshop, pulled out of a hat, literally, at the beginning of each new session. Everyone will work on something related to that particular “theme of the day”. The subjects are very broad and can be treated in any way that suits you – and may challenge you to find something interesting in a seemingly bland or baffling subject matter.
As an example let’s use ‘plate’. This can be a pretty or an ugly plate, broken or whole, serving food or empty, for people or animals, rich or poor, young or old, a still life or a feast or a picnic on the beach in the morning or in the evening………. This just to get things started.
The theme is going to be a surprise, different for each day and will hopefully be a challenge for you – and for Larry, who besides giving guidance and inspiration, will work alongside you on his own interpretation. Everyone is encouraged to bring a pile of ephemera, letters or other writing, photos and/or drawings, glue, scissors, paper to work on or a sketchbook…….
The group will be limited to 3 participants (plus Larry). A photo copier is available.
These workshops are drop-in classes and stand-alone for the time being. We can give discounts for those who take part frequently, which we encourage since later in the year we hope to offer workshops that use these collages (and drawings) and tie them together for a booklet or a zine.
Collage Workshops will take place
WEEKLY on THURSDAYs, beginning March 20, 10 – 4
at Larry’s studio. Fee $90. Please bring snacks.
Please sign up using the contact page.
Other workshops are listed HERE
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