Portland, OR 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN

An Intimate Atlas

Jill Berry
9:00 - 4:30
Tues/Wed April 11-12

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$ 365  

Humans have making maps for thousands of years: it is an urge some of us can't resist. Using collage, illustration, journaling, paint, paper and other mixed media, we will create "maps" of our life experience. These maps of the imagination can record our journeys of the past, future, backyards, hopes, dreams, and mythological places. We will make varied maps and a book to contain them, and discuss the historical and contemporary treatments of maps and mapmaking.
Making maps of your life leads to both wonderful art and self-discovery. This class is about making a small book to contain six pop-up maps of your life experiences. The book structure is designed by me, easy to construct and will contain a small an intimate atlas of yourself.
Techniques covered include both traditional and non-traditional approaches to mapmaking.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Kit for book
Dye inks
Walnut ink
Coloring agents

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Waterproof black fine line markers, such as Micron
Colored markers, colored pencils, paints, crayons, whatever you like to use
Watercolor brushes, flats and rounds up to ½”
Water container
Paper Towels

Map or decorated paper for covers, 8” square (I have lots)
Any dye ink pads you have, and stencil brushes to go with them
Watercolor crayons
Cutting tool and mat


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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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