Sunday, August 24, 2014

Jill K. Berry Workshops in the Studio!

I am very pleased to officially announce the workshops that Jill K Berry will be offering in our studio this November!

Jill is an artist, author, and instructor who's popular workshops are taught at mixed media retreats and studios throughout the USA and Canada.  She has a stencil series with ArtistCellar Stencils (which, yes, I do plan to bring in *wink*) and is enjoying great success with her latest books Personal Geographies and MapArt.   I hope you join us for what promises to be a fantastic weekend exploring the world of Art Journaling and personal Map Making with Jill.    Learn more about the artist by visiting her website

Navigating the Journal
Saturday November 15, 2014
10:00am to 4:00pm

 The process or activity of accurately ascertaining one’s position and planning and following a route. 

Part of what the journal and its practice offers us is a way to navigate our lives in a visual and expressive manner. We wander, discover, identify, and acknowledge our loves, obstacles, longings, experiences and dreams. Follow the thread of the source of your creativity symbolized by the hand, meander around the trails and paths of your thoughts. These wanderings become layered maps of a sort, a visual record of our internal and external travels. 

Black Maps
Sunday November 16, 2014
10:00am to 4:00pm

I (Jill) grew up in Southern California and learned to love the black velvet paintings of our neighbour to the south, Tijuana, Mexico. Working on black offers many opportunities both in making maps and enriching the surface of this paper with watercolors, pastels, mediums of all sorts and even ballpoint pen. We will work with making abstract maps and mapping the negative spaces of our pages, while creating luminescent surfaces rich with stories.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the studio.
Have a creative day!

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