Wonder is not a Pollyanna stance, not a denial of reality; wonder is an acknowledgment of the power of the mind to transform.
You ask the questions. You do the work. You watch, and the universe provides an answer. Blisters might be involved, but they are forgotten when you find that treasure of inspiration. That flash of understanding, that new way of seeing changes the way you perceive your artwork. You find joy in your discovery and you bring that new vision home to your work as an artist.
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Become Yourself as an Artist
a retreat opportunity with Lyric
March 24-28, 2018
Play with Paint: A Design Intensive
Play With Paint is a three day design intensive, offering a perfect mix of surface design techniques and instruction in the elements and principles of composition. Hands on painting and printing techniques, plus some fun and funky foiling and photo transfer, are complemented by learning the basics of the visual language of art.
Stay at the historic Greenville Arms in the beautiful Hudson Valley of the Catskill Mountains. Let someone else keep you warm, comfortable, and deliciously fed and reserve all of your creative energy for the the studio.
Thrive in the company of your fellow explorers as we encourage and inspire each other.
Creative free time is balanced with clear and structured exercises throughout the class. Students explore and learn to understand design principles with sketchbook studies and also create their own unique cloth for use in a compositional studies.
It’s the perfect combination of making a creative mess, discovering delightful new ideas, then opening new ways to create and see our artwork. The studio is available to your 24 hours a day so there will be time for as much intensive discovery as you have energy for.
Students will create a sample book of each surface design technique for future reference. Then, with good humored and gentle guidance students will work on their own small art quilt using the beautiful fabrics they have created. Learn the basics of the visual language so that you can read your composition and see where editing might create a clearer vision. This is going to be a WONDER-filled workshop!