Keeping a Visual Journal with Ingrid Ellison - Spring 2013

May 10, 2013
Fridays, 10 a.m. - noon
Gamble Education Center
Keeping a visual journal is a way of record keeping that engages the artistic self on an informal basis while nurturing the creative spirit on a daily basis. In this course, students will be encouraged to get artistic ideas out of their heads and into beautiful books. Each class will introduce new techniques to define the student’s sense of color, line, texture, image and text. Processes covered will include transfers and simple block-printing, gelatin-printing, collage, and the use of various wet and dry media. Whether a beginning or seasoned painter, gardener, chef or thinker, this class is for everyone. If you are a returning participant, this class promises new techniques and refreshing prompts to use in your daily practice.
Instructor Ingrid Ellison has a BS from Skidmore College and an MFA from American University. She spent a year learning printmaking at Il Bisonte in Florence, Italy, and a month in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. Built in layers, her work is informed by elements of nature, both from the surrounding environment and from the microscopic world. Since moving to Maine in 2007, Ingrid’s exhibits include the CMCA 2008 Biennial and First Traces Exhibit, the 2010 I-95 Triennial at University of Maine, Bangor, and various group shows in mid-coast galleries.
Class size: open to 12 students
Cost: $159 members, $195 nonmembers (includes a $15 materials fee)
Materials: Participants should bring their own blank sketchbook (one that can take wet and dry media) to class on the first day.
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Price: $159.00
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