Earth, Wind, Fire, Alternative Visual Journaling
Orly Avineri, Instructor
Dates April 20-24, 2018 (9am-4pm)
Materials Fee: $0
Skill Level: All
Practices of intimate visual-journaling cultivate insight into the nature of the creative process and its multiple relations to emotional stories of loss and mend. Enriched by self trust and acceptance, images, photos, paper, paint, words, pen, line, thread, and many unconventional tools and materials entwine to make expressive, complex and extremely personal books. It’s all about one’s willingness to reveal vulnerability and rawness for the sake of true creative freedom, newness, and a deep sense of interconnectedness to all. Experiencing honest and joyous journeys takes precedence over producing beautiful outcomes. Ultimately, this process is about depicting the fluidity of life, about effortlessly carrying one’s self from one place to another and about connecting to a larger world than our own.
A BLANK JOURNAL- Not too small, largest ~8×11
(if pages are too thin prepare with white Gesso before workshop)
A “SIDEKICK”- A SMALL used book with images/photographs/or illustrations you love, to be altered. (Book should lay flat when worked on and preferably not glossy)
-Acrylic Paints (a few colors), container for water, paper towels or/and rags
-A couple of different size brushes, from very thin to wide and flat
-Matte or soft Gel
-White Gel pen (Signo Uniball, Sakura, etc.) and a couple of fine permanent black pens.
-Heat Gun or blow dryer 9optional)
-Flat small objects like small rusty things, feathers, string.
-A large-eye needle with thick thread/thin twine to match
-Lots of small personal images:
Meaningful to you ephemera: Personal and miscellaneous photographs (original and photocopies) scraps of papers from personal collections, old letters and personal notes, clippings and or copies of old journal pages, etc.
Additional tools and materials needed for this class will be provided by Orly.