Monday, April 23, 2012

Workshops, Summer Camps and Art Retreats

Spring and summer are shaping up to be rather busy for us with quite a few opportunities popping up. You will find descriptions and links listed below of what's in store as of now.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
This Saturday, Dave and I will be part of the Maryland Art Education Association's Professional Development Workshop at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City, MD.

Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22
I'll be teaching a week-long visual journal class at the Round Hill Arts Center in Round Hill, VA for upper middle and high school students.

The Visual Journal: This mixed-media class will focus on the use and creation of a visual journal. Part sketchbook, doodle pad, notebook, and diary, the visual journal provides students with a place to explore the art making process, to explore their creativity, and to document their lives. Various techniques will be employed to transform the notion of a sketchbook into a mixed-media “catch-all” for thoughts, notes, sketches, and experiments. With “Journal Junkies” Author and artist Eric Scott. Ages 12-18, Maximum Enrollment 12, June 18-22, 1pm – 4pm, $180 plus $10 for materials.
Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 6
Dave and I will be teaching a week-long visual journal class at the Blue Ridge Arts Council in Front Royal, VA. This class is geared toward area high school students, and I'll share more details when they are posted.

Tuesday, July 31 - Sunday, August 5
Dave and I will be heading back to Phoenix for another Art Unraveled where we will be teaching two day-long workshops. We really enjoyed our time last year, and we are looking forward to going back this year.
Wednesday, August 1
We have all have our stories. As we deal with our present, we are consistently rewriting our pasts, whether romanticizing or demonizing ourselves. Like it or not, we are defined by the events that have transpired during our lives. This is a process we all engage in to face our uncertain futures. We continually edit the scripts and dialogues running through our heads to reinforce the myths and the stories we construct to define and articulate our lives.
What is your story? What is your history? What are the mysteries of your life? What are the stories that you have told yourself over and over to the point that you believe them and accept them?
This mixed-media workshop focuses on the personal and private use of the visual journal as a powerful tool for self-reflection and self-discovery. Learn to mix a variety of art techniques and media with personal ephemera and reflective writing to explore the stories that you tell about yourself and investigate the mysteries of your life. Bring images, memorabilia, and other ephemera that will help tell the story of YOU. Rose tinted glasses optional.

Thursday, August 2
Transitional Spaces
Are you looking to transform your artwork or your visual journal from a static surface to a dynamic, interactive space? Are you looking for ways to create richly layered spaces within and between your pieces? This mixed-media workshop delves into creating this layered and nuanced interaction within and between works whether they are pages in a journal or stand alone pieces.

Discover ways to give your artistic endeavors an extra kick as you explore how to incorporate transitional spaces that bring surprise, interactivity, connection, and hybridity to your art. Learn about windows, doorways, pockets, secret passages, and more as you consider and reconsider how spaces and pages interact and create a dialogue. Make artwork that opens up, flips out, and unfolds into other realms.

Saturday, August 4
Shopping Extravaganza
We will be participating in the Shopping Extravaganza and will be selling artwork, prints, and copies of our books. We're hopping our new book will be out by that time.
We already have some plans underway for the fall, and I'll share those as they become firmed up. In the meantime, we hope to see you at one of these exciting events. If you don't see something that will work for you, we are always willing to come do a workshop in your area for you or your organization. Please contact us for details.

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