The Book of Letting Go
Beatriz Helton, Instructor
Dates: Friday, July 15th – Sunday, July 17th, 2022 (9am-4pm)
This 3-day class is about having fun while creating a 5″X 5″ book, as I believe having fun with a sense of play is important in making authentic art. The intent is to help you let go of your inner critic while creating meaningful pages to serve as reminders to let go of self judgment and expectations. We’ll use photographs, magazine images, old letters, unfinished artwork and vintage book text as collage elements for our pages along with the inclusion of fabric painting, simple drawing, tracing and lots of layering to hide notes in pockets, fold outs or under layers to help curb the critic. I’ll teach instinctual stitching, my freeform manner of hand stitching, for embellishment and metaphorical use regarding the concept of letting go.