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Wabi Sabi and our place in nature: Mono print and Collage

Donna Watson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday March 24

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$ 340  

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic about things that are incomplete and  impermanent. It is an appreciation of the beauty of things modest, humble and unconventional.. the beauty of things textured, weathered, worn, torn, old, rusty, simple, artless, rustic, earthy, organic, and asymmetrical. Wabi sabi is the ultimate connection to nature and our sense of place to our surroundings and environment. Truth comes from our observance of nature.
By collecting and utilizing collections from nature like seed pods, leaves, rocks, sticks we will explore a sense of place and our connection to our environment. We will create mono prints using a gelli plate and incorporate found specimens to explore textures, and patterns found in nature. Collage can also be incorporated to create surface designs. By utilizing the Japanese art of folding, we will create books, boxes and tags.
We will discover a new way of seeing and exploring our surroundings while connecting the wabi sabi aesthetic and way of life into our own life and surroundings.

$10.00 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Paper packet with templates

Supply list to bring to class:
8”x10” Gelli plate
4-6 acrylic paint colors plus black and white
2 soft rubber brayers, 4” size
1” flat brush
bone folder tool
hole puncher
paper palette, water container, paper towels
4-6 glue sticks
1 small jar matte medium plus cheap brush
scissors, ruler, x-acto knife
collections from nature: seed pods, leaves, sticks, small rocks, flowers

collage papers like book pages, magazine pages, Japanese papers
stencils, rubber stamps, stamp pad, needle, string, beads, feathers

Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. To order supplies, contact Maria Ralaigh


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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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