Workshops

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Come Now, Be Content


I had the pleasure to teach a private class last night to six fun-loving, sassy, and creative women. The instigator, er, I mean coordinator, was Beth, a woman I met when I taught a series of classes at the Salem Art Association last spring. Beth decided it would be fun to round up a posse of her girlfriends and have me facilitate an evening of art. I gave Beth a few options for what we could do; the ladies wanted to do collage and chose the Abracadabra technique that was developed by Sally Jean Alexander and shared in her book Pretty Little Things. (I led this very workshop to another group of women just a couple of weeks ago - it is a fun and non-threatening way to collage.)

Here is the work table all set up and ready for the supplies to start flying.


And it didn't take long for hands to be awhirlin'!


Six completed collages:







A parting group shot of this beautiful group of playful women.

3 comments:

Kim said...

Sounds like a fun time was had by all and the results speak for themselves! I love how everyone using similar basic items has managed to produce entirely differing pieces. Great reflection of individual styles and ideas!

Victoria said...

This was a blast! and I loved how my collage turned out. Its already displayed in my living room. Great night with great women. Thanks again to Beth for the idea, and to Dayna for hosting us at her new studio. You're suggestions and ideas bring out my creativity. Thanks for that.

Beth said...

Thanks, Dayna. I'm already looking forward to the next opportunity for a periodic indulgence.