So much time has passed since we ran an art workshop…and times have really changed since then!
My daughter’s are now 15 and 17! One is off to college in the fall and the other is heading into sophomore year of high school. Lily and Evie have always been involved with my art workshops. They participated when they were young and assisted as they grew. It is an awesome experience observing their journey. I am so excited and proud of how they are nurturing their creative side throughout their lives and are compassionate human beings. I am putting teaching on hold during the summers, but Evie isn’t. Take a look at what she is offering…
Lily’s Senior Project:
“Lily’s project began with a philosophical question about the search for meaning…or more accurately, about how we decide what images and moments are worth capturing and keeping. Lily collects vintage magazines and collages with her own drawings, and she’s skilled and organic enough with her art that she could have made a solid project with only her own questions and resources. What I admire about Lily’s project most is that she wanted to develop her interviewing skills. She presented her subjects with a list of personal questions, and uses their answers to guide each piece: a unique, personalized postcard. Each card has layers of tone as well as layers of visual matter: funny and bittersweet, elegant and crass, each is some kind of meditative portrait of the soul. It must be a significant gift of friendship to show someone this view of themselves, knowing that each tiny marker dot and glued cutout was done with you in the artist’s mind.”
~Ian Melchinger, Chair of Senior Projects