Practice takes practice. Explore different ways into a establishing a daily creative practice, from visual responses to written texts to timed creative challenges using favorite materials. Collage, draw, write, mix media and experiment, all with attention to ways of developing practices and habits to integrate into daily living.
Once a month during the fall semester, join artist and MCLA professor of art Melanie Mowinski at Maker’s Mill for a three-hour mixed media making date. Each session will begin with a guided writing/drawing reflection, followed by a mixed-media demo. The final two hours will be devoted to working on one’s own art practice. Participants are asked to bring current projects on which they are working. Some materials will be provided. While the activities are designed to build on one another, you can also choose to just attend one or two sessions.
- Collages surfaces: layering or painting with paper and the joy of gesso.
- Simple stencils and stamp pads.
- Newspaper black out and poetic inquiry.
- Packing tape transfers and other transfers.