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with Meg Erke
Start the New Year out on the right foot by exercising your creativity! Creativity is a muscle that can be developed. It grows and strengthens through routines and habit. Each week artist Meg Erke starts with a lesson or prompt that sparks new ideas. Then working with Meg, you explore your ideas, select from the materials found in the art kit you receive and create your personal work of art. Each class ends with time to share and reflect on your creative breakthrough!
All materials provided. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration.
Dates: Mondays, January 25, February 1 and 8
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Art and Nature: Greenland and the Arctic: Spirit of the Land—Collage
with Julie Boada
Join ArtStart’s artist-naturalist teams to explore Greenland and the Arctic region of North America. Explore the ecology, culture and art of the Inuit and other Indigineous people viewing artifacts, stories, experiences shared by naturalist Judy Geck. Then work in three different art forms working with professional artists to create art inspired by the Inuit people who have inhabited these regions for thousands of years.
Judy Geck shares artifacts and experiences gathered during her visits to Greenland. She discusses the Inuit way of life as hunters and their reliance on land and sea animals that inhabit the area, now challenged by global warming. Artist Julie Boada discusses the relationship of Indigenous people to animals, the respect animals must be shown, and the spiritual qualities animals are believed to possess. Then you choose your own personal “spirit animal”. Working with Boada, you create a cut-paper collage, incorporating your spirit animal into the scene.
All materials provided. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration. Registration deadline: Jan. 21.
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Collage as Journal
with Anne Sawyer
Explore the rich world of mini-collage as a spiritual and creative practice. This can be a lively way to plumb your subconscious and tap into the juiciness of your imagination. Find out what’s really on your mind, whether you knew it or not. You will:
•Learn about diverse collage artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
•Gain a useful process that can serve as a creative springboard to any project
•Experience how collaging can delight with unexpected imagery and undiscovered truths
You will need to provide these materials: several old cereal boxes, old magazines, and scissors. ArtStart will provide the rest. Registration closes one week before class. All class instruction will be on Zoom. You will be provided with a link after registration.
For adults only.