Susan Sheppard's class at WESPAC has begun! Quote from Roger: "I want to say: Today's class was truly amazing, fun, healing, relaxing and a lot of other positive things! I absolutely loved this and really suggest this to anyone that can make it. Susan was incredible! Thank you so much for guiding us today." It is not too late to sign up! Art Journaling Class at WESPAC every Wednesday with Susan Sheppard alternating start time 6pm or noon. Next Wednesday, July 25th, the class starts at noon. Please contact Susan with all questions and to register [email protected] . $20 per class towards WESPAC - no one turned away: From Susan: An art journal is a “visual diary.” In addition to (or maybe in place of ) words, the journal keeper uses visual images to portray his/her thoughts and feelings. During these very stressful times an art journal can serve as a little haven in a world of madness.
My vision of this class is having the participants create an art journal over a series of workshops with or without the guidance of prompts combined with a variety of art techniques. For example, for the first class I would like to prepare the first few pages for future work and creating a self-portrait using collage. The prompt would be “The Me Nobody Knows.” The class would occur over several weeks depending on interest. Each participant would have to provide a “journal” (water color pad, composition book, or a hard cover book) , magazines and images that appeal to them, and writing tools of their choice. I would provide other tools and materials.
Some techniques are collage, printing, stenciling, drawing, painting, Zentangle, etc. The prompts can be whole class , personal to the participants, or pulled from a jar. ... See MoreSee Less
James Baldwin’s 100+ page classic essay The Fire Next Time published in 1963
“Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you. -–Ta-Nehisi Coates ... See MoreSee Less
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