Engaging in the act of art making asks questions of us, such as “Who am I? What do I have to say?” Any creative endeavor provides us with an opportunity to explore, think, discover and express ourselves. The intention of this class is to give participants space and time to awaken and stimulate the creative process. We will "play" in order to strengthen our ability to recognize our own creative voice. Using paper, paint, ink, cardboard and an assortment of other materials we will draw, paint, cut, tear, glue and construct 2D and 3D work. Each day, projects will be suggested to get you started. Both the absolute beginner and the more experienced artist will enjoy and benefit from this experience. Participants are encouraged to bring any personal art materials they may have for themselves and the group.
Instructor Dyan Berk holds a BFA and art education degree from the University of Miami. Her paintings and drawings have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She is presently represented by several galleries and private collections in New England and across the country. Berk brings 30 years of teaching experience to her students and is an enthusiastic, patient, insightful instructor. She has taught students from age 3 to 90. She lives and works on Monhegan Island and Lincolnville, and has been teaching painting and drawing workshops since 1994.
Class size: open to 12 students
Cost: $164 members, $200 nonmembers (includes $20 materials fee)
Location: Gamble Education Center
Materials: provided by the instructor