Exploration in Art: Touch Drawing with Susan Bakaley Marshall & Chris Marshall
Exploration in Art is a day long program that provides you the opportunity to explore an area of interest in the art world. We will embark on our journey in the morning. After 2-3 hours of exploring and inspiration we will stop for lunch. The following 2-3 hours will be spent working with an artist to create a product or to learn new techniques that will forward your creative knowledge. We will then return to our starting point where we will share our experiences over refreshments
Making art is like walking in the forest: we slow down, come back to ourselves, yield to a deeper source of knowing. In this workshop we’ll go walking mindfully on easy to moderate wildland trails of our local land trust through forest and marshland, softening our gaze, opening ourselves to light, pattern, and impressions, welcoming amazement. Then we’ll return to our light-filled studio to do Touch Drawing, a simple yet profound process. Paper is placed over wet paint and the pressure of the fingertips creates images on the underside. Even an unconfident artist can experience the fulfillment of seeing their interior life come alive on paper as multiple new images emerge (view a one minute video at http://touchdrawing.com/touchdrawing/). No art experience is necessary.
Meeting time is at 9:30 am in Montville Maine. The day finishes at 5:30 pm. Materials and light refreshments are provided. Participants should bring a bagged lunch.