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Artitude 2021

I''m busy making notes, and charts, and samples, and videos, and dreaming about the exciting year-long class I have planned for 2021.

Last March, when the world was hunkered down, I was pretty convinced that my teaching career was over. Life choices certainly seemed limited at that point. Like many of you I despaired. The idea of starting a little FB group dedicated to art and musings came to me one afternoon and by the next day I had it up and running. A group of friends from the myriad art worlds I am part of joined up, and through the winter doldrums, and forward into spring and summer, a little community developed and we gave each other hope and we shared art ideas and the work we were doing. I grumbled about Zoom, and how uncomfortable it made me, and how it just wasn’t the same. And then I got brave and jumped in. Life was suddenly alive with possibilities I never dreamed of. I learned so much.

In 2021 I am going to offer a year-long class that uses what I have learned over the last four decades of creating art, and teach it in the ways that I have learned in the past year. This class uses bookbinding as a jumping off point to explore art materials and techniques in new, thematic, and exciting ways. It is a class for beginners and a class for more experienced paper artists who want to develop their skills. It is a class designed to create a nurturing art environment. It is a class for people who want to try their hand at paper decorating in all its various forms.

This course is going to be uniquely (and unapologetically) me! I'm going to share generously what I have learned as a working artist and creativity coach, and talk about staying active as an artist no matter what life throws at us. And we will laugh together and celebrate our creativity.

 

Online Artitude Sessions

Each month you will get:

  • A live class for at least 2 hours on the second Sunday afternoon of each month (with the one exception falling in October which is Canadian Thanksgiving). First class is January 10th, 2021 at 1 pm Eastern Time.
  • Handouts with directions and written information about the topic for the month which will be posted in PDF format in the private FB group
  • A recording of the class available to watch at any time
  • A resource bank of videos on a wide variety of topics
  • Option to join in Coffee Klatch Zoom calls several times a month (at least one morning, afternoon and evening slot) where you can share your work, ask questions, and get an opportunity to enjoy community time and chat with one another
  • A private FB group where there will be active mentoring and sharing
  • A broad exposure to many types of bookbinding and paper decorating.
  • The emphasis will be on learning how to make the basic types of books and how to use them to present the content that interests you. Beginners will find this an easy way to take up binding and more experienced students will be encouraged and guided through using basic forms in new and exciting ways.
  • Frequent blogs in the FB group about creativity and living artistically in this challenging world meant to inspire and assure you that you are not alone on the journey


Fees are as follows:

$60US/month payable through Paypal as a monthly subscription for the year (12 payments), not for individual months

 

Or

$600 US one-time payment for the year

 

Note: Class size is limited.