In this hands-on creative workshop, students will use their intuition to combine text and mixed media materials in the development of two and three-dimensional artworks. Mixed media artist Jessica Baker will begin by sharing images and the inspiration behind some of her own artwork. This will be followed by a short, guided meditation or period of quiet sitting.
Then, it’s time for everyone to get to work! Jessica will offer gentle guidance to help students develop ideas for their own text and mixed media artworks using the materials provided such as pens, pencils, collage and scrap papers, found printed text, fabric, sewing materials, glue, scissors and additional, less conventional materials such as leaves, seeds and other objects from nature.
Students are encouraged and invited to bring handwritten or printed text (note: this doesn’t have to be personal writing, it could be books, newspaper, magazines, etc.), collage paper, ephemera and any other materials they would like to use for their creations.
At the end of the workshop, students will be invited to temporarily attach completed two- dimensional artworks to the classroom wall so that everyone has the opportunity to admire and discuss each other’s creations..
Presented by Jessica Baker