Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Words. Words? Words!

I'm am so excited to offer my next class over on The Art Studio @ Scrapbook News and Review.

Class starts this Friday, August 10. 

Seats are filling fast!

A little bit about the class:

The power of words.
A meandering, lyrical poem.

A heartfelt, handwritten note from mother to child.

One singular, inconsequential word on a page otherwise free of text.

A kaldeidoscopic, larger-than-life graffitied name whisking by on the side of a moving train.

A cacophony of type-print words spewed from one central point outward, overlapping and random in orientation.
Words can convey ideas and paint pictures through their meanings, rhythm, the way they’re shaped, the mediums in and on which they’re formed, their presentation, their singularity or their collection. They can make you see, feel and understand. They can uplift, enrage, devastate and comfort.
Much of art, whether it’s paper crafting, mixed media or fine art, exists as a vehicle for telling a story, born out of a blank page or canvas. A blankness that can be daunting. The trick is to know where to begin.
Over the course of four weeks, you’ll explore ways to use words and text as your palette for painting a story, first as narrative and then as art.
The first two weeks, in this class, you’ll focus on weaving words to spin your tale, whether it’s to document a child’s first haircut on a layout, to honor an anniversary on a card, to lay bare your deepest secrets in an art journal or to quip wittily on an ATC.
You’ll explore the who, what, when, where, how and why of journaling, and you’ll take away more than 15 ideas for storytelling sources. You’ll experiment with more than ten ways to play with your words to convey meaning, create mood and elicit emotion.
The final two weeks, in Words. Words? Words! Part 2, you’ll explore the use of words and text to create art just as you would use acrylic paints, ink, paper mache or other art mediums. Words will become both background and focal point. You’ll use text to create and enhance embellishments and you’ll identify 10 ways to mold words into foundations for your art. You’ll also create your own word art and you’ll begin to view everyday props as vehicles to exhibit and enhance your stories.
All along the way, you’ll be presented with numerous examples, samples and resources as well as encouraged to find your own voice, scour your own stash, and essentially mold the class to fit your needs.
Join me for the entire four weeks or just focus on the narrative or the art. Either way, you’ll walk away with an expanded storytelling toolbox you can apply to any type of paper and mixed media art.

Click the Buy Now button today to reserve your spot before the class fills up!

Hope to see you there!!!


p.s.  Don't forget there are tons of other awesome classes over on The Art Studio, too.

Starting this Saturday is a class that I will be taking myself and I'm soooo excited!

This one is being taught by the very knowledgeable, super awesome Kate Koch.  She is an amazing teacher and you will not be disappointed.  As I said, I CANNOT wait to start this class.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Woooooo hoooooooooooooooo!!!

Mo said...

He he...I plugged you into my blog post too! Yesterday I played with mists Teacher Heidi! Oh man.....I'm gonna have to find the time to get into my craft room....can I put my online class on hold???? LOL!

Can't wait on Words!!!! Yippeeee!