Squam Art Retreats announced their 2018 workshops and opened pre- registration this past Monday (If you are on my mailing list you were the first to know). I’m teaching in both spring and fall next year.
My spring class will be dioramas, creating 3-dimensional compositions, shadow box assemblages, small worlds of our own. We will explore the poetry and spirit of things. You can find the details and registration information here.
In the Fall I’m teaching experimenting with dolls, all sorts of dolls. It’s a class about possibilities, trying on ideas and most importantly play. A “yes and” way of working, starting before you know where you are headed.
We will draw inspiration from our own experience as well as how the figure has been represented throughout history (I’ve been particularly interested in goddess figures lately) and explore the art, sentiment, nostalgia and spirit of dolls – all they can mean and be.
In both cases I’ll bring everything you need for the class which is madness and also fun, the hunting and the gathering, imagining what you might like. For the diorama workshop I do ask that people bring an item to share and an item they might like to use. I taught this class this past fall and there was a fascinating array of things, I love looking at people’s stuff.
If you aren’t familiar with the retreat checkout their instagram feed here and you can find all the details on both retreats here.
In other news I’m putting together at least one workshop on the west coast for next year (stay tuned for news on that) and in June I’m headed to France with The French General. That trip is currently full but send me an email if you would like more info or to be on the waiting list.