New in-person workshops by date (scroll down for full descriptions)
April 13, 2013, Poetry, Lost and Found. Paradise Valley Community College
May 18-19, Mind Over Chatter: Confronting Your Inner Critic Through Deep Writing and Art Journaling.
July 22-26, 2013, Magic and Metaphor, Madeline Island School of Art, Wisconsin
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It’s going to be a busy spring, and I hope to see you at some of these new classes. I can highly recommend the Madeline Island School of Arts retreat this coming July (scroll down). Plan ahead for that one, $85 holds your reservation.
April 13, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon
Poetry, Lost and Found, class number 220118
Details and Registration on this page:
Found poetry is the collection of beautiful, meaningful words you find hidden in a printed page. Without you, this poetry would be lost to the casual reader. Surprise yourself with the simplicity and satisfaction of the technique and delight your friends with handmade cards of found poetry. First you’ll play with technique, then learn how to make cards that can be sent or framed for gifts. Review the materials list.
May 18-19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mind Over Chatter: Confronting Your Inner Critic Through Deep Writing and Art Journaling.
Details and registration on this page. (Workshops listed by dates; scroll to May 18)
Art journaling is often more about art and less about journaling. But deep writing as an intuitive and creative tool transforms your art journals into rich explorations instead of a collection of completed pages. Come explore and experiment with both writing and art techniques and then combine both on loose leaf journal pages. Students will make “Monsoon Papers” — a surface design technique that requires giving up control with astonishing results — and a folio for completed pages.
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Magic and Metaphor: Mixed Media Conversations With Your Inner Critric.
An amazing art retreat in Lake Superior that covers deep writing and intuitive art. What will you do for five days? Join a class of creative explorers and confront your inner critic.
Full Description: Your inner critic squawks about lack and attack while you chase it out of your studio. It always returns, and you lose deep creative time patrolling the edges of your consciousness to keep the inner critic at bay.
Through deep journaling and intuitive art, this class will help you develop inner advocates with strengths and powers to challenge the inner critic to a real conversation. Maybe the inner critic has a point that’s useful. Maybe not. Now you’ll know.
You will develop a series of cards with art on one side and writing on the other. The cards can be used for brainstorming, creative discussions, idea selection and swaps. You’ll use guided visualization, deep journaling, appreciative inquiry, and spontaneous association for writing and bricollage, ink-as-paint, resist techniques, and found poetry as artwork.
You will also make Monsoon Papers, Quinn McDonald’s technique for surface decoration on sheets of paper to use as folders and envelopes for your cards.
No art experience is necessary. Journaling experience is helpful, but not required.
Cost: $425 for five days.
Update: Here is the correct information on lodging and meals: Shared lodging is $80/night, private is $120/night. Meals (that’s breakfast and lunch) are $125 for the week. Dinner is on your own—a wonderful opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of Madeline.
Register online or Contact: Jenna J. Erickson, Director of Programs
Madeline Island School of the Arts
978 Middle Road, La Pointe, WI 54850