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Mixed Media

Beginning Bookbinding (ONLINE) IN 615BB_ON
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Beginning Bookbinding (ONLINE) IN 615BB_ON

$195

with Rosae Reeder

A handmade book can be a work of art! Learn to make your own sketchbooks and journals with noted artist and PAFA/UArts faculty, Rosae Reeder.  Begin with simple structures including pamphlet, accordion/concertina, single and double section sewn books and progress to more advanced codex structures like hard cover paired station binding with combination single sheets and sections, French twist binding, and long-stitch binding with paper wrapper.

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Reeder 615BB_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times (ONLINE - Session 1) IN 750EH_ON

$150

with Dona Duncan

Calendar Current session started Sep 23, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Some believe the artist’s ecstasy is a state in which the ego expands its boundaries, consciousness relinquishes its ties to reality, and the work being done is experienced as an extension of one’s own person. -- Su Tung-Po, Chinese poet, born 1036

During the pandemic, you may have experienced anxiety and sadness due to being sick, having lost a loved one, or from the non-stop news coverage of daily death tolls, political unrest, and social upheaval. You may have experienced feelings which you were not aware of that have surprised you. You are not alone. Learn to work through your feelings and the anxiety we are all carrying through art-making.

Cultivating mindfulness, or wakefulness, allows you to be fully present and aware of your actions, without feeling distracted and overwhelmed by other thoughts or outside influences. Art-making is a natural way of practicing mindfulness, and is especially important in these challenging times. Mindful art-making has been shown not only to reduce stress and improve communication skills, but also benefits those suffering from memory loss, depression, or PTSD. Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life under the guidance of Dona Duncan, registered art therapist and practicing artist, in this live Zoom class.

Dona will guide you and a small group through light mediation and relaxation techniques to cultivate mindfulness, and help you express your thoughts and feelings through drawing and painting projects in a supportive and fun atmosphere, supplemented by music and poetry. In addition to working together in class, projects will be assigned in each class and discussed the following week. No artistic experience necessary – just compassion, and an open mind and heart.

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Duncan IN 750EH_ON 1

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Dona Duncan

Assemblage Art (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON
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Assemblage Art (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON

$350

with Colleen O’Donnell

From the reclusive Joseph Cornell’s fantastical sculptures to Betye Saar’s complex revisioning of racist tropes, assemblage as a means of artistic expression could not be better suited for this time of social-distancing and tension. Assemblage intrinsically engages the unconscious while drawing on elements of design, whimsy, and chance to reflect a point of view and a moment in time. In this class, learn to transform everyday items, found objects, elements of nature, or memorabilia into three-dimensional sculpture and collage. Be guided through a different topic each week, delving into your own responses and ideas to create dramatic, humorous, emotional, and satirical works of art.

Learning Objectives:

  • Make something that has value and is relevant to our experiences in this challenging time.
  • Supportive feedback of your work in a group of fellow artists.
  • Experience the process of art making in 3 dimensions, working intuitively or with pre-planned drawings
  • Be introduced to the historical and contemporary innovators of Assemblage Art

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Registration Still Available

Materials List: O'Donnell SC 700EA_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Assemblage by CE student Diane Bjornstad

Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times (ONLINE - Session 2) IN 750EH_ON

$150

with Dona Duncan

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 28, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Some believe the artist’s ecstasy is a state in which the ego expands its boundaries, consciousness relinquishes its ties to reality, and the work being done is experienced as an extension of one’s own person. -- Su Tung-Po, Chinese poet, born 1036

During the pandemic, you may have experienced anxiety and sadness due to being sick, having lost a loved one, or from the non-stop news coverage of daily death tolls, political unrest, and social upheaval. You may have experienced feelings which you were not aware of that have surprised you. You are not alone. Learn to work through your feelings and the anxiety we are all carrying through art-making.

Cultivating mindfulness, or wakefulness, allows you to be fully present and aware of your actions, without feeling distracted and overwhelmed by other thoughts or outside influences. Art-making is a natural way of practicing mindfulness, and is especially important in these challenging times. Mindful art-making has been shown not only to reduce stress and improve communication skills, but also benefits those suffering from memory loss, depression, or PTSD. Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life under the guidance of Dona Duncan, registered art therapist and practicing artist, in this live Zoom class.

Dona will guide you and a small group through light mediation and relaxation techniques to cultivate mindfulness, and help you express your thoughts and feelings through drawing and painting projects in a supportive and fun atmosphere, supplemented by music and poetry. In addition to working together in class, projects will be assigned in each class and discussed the following week. No artistic experience necessary – just compassion, and an open mind and heart.

Register by:  October 22

Materials List: Duncan IN 750EH_ON 2

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Dona Duncan

Collage & Assemblage (ONLINE) SC 610CA_ON

$225

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 2, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Explore the expressive potential of collage for producing both aesthetic imagery and philosophical statements. Experiment with a variety of materials including drawing and painting media, paper, cardboard, fabric, metal, photographs, and found objects; and combine them using assorted fastening techniques such as gluing, nailing/screwing, or sewing. Stimulate your creativity by responding to assigned problems and prompts, and critically examine the resulting compositions as well as the implied ideas. Realize the tentative or "trial and error" nature of the collage process as a means to discover and learn, and ultimately affirm, your unique and individual aesthetic assertions.

Register by:  October 29

Materials List : Nocella SC 610CA_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Steve Nocella, House Construction, mixed media

Intermediate Bookbinding (ONLINE) IN 615BI_ON

$195

with Rosae Reeder

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

 A handmade book can be a work of art! Learn to make your own sketchbooks and journals with noted artist and PAFA/UArts faculty, Rosae Reeder.  Begin with simple structures including pamphlet, accordion/concertina, single and double section sewn books and progress to more advanced codex structures like hard cover paired station binding with combination single sheets and sections, French twist binding, and long-stitch binding with paper wrapper.

Register by: October 29

Materials List: Reeder IN 615BI_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements





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