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September 15, 2006

artist's way: week 1

by gl. at 4:59 pm

this week the artist's way creative clusters began for fall! we've got a good group, and i think they'll all make it to the end! our first activity introduces particpants to intuitive collage, but with only 20 minutes to complete it, linda womack might recognize the technique as similar to her "speed collage." intuitive collage is typically what we do at the artist's way open studio, though we have two hours there. as a first exercise, collage is a fairly safe one, and giving them only 20 minutes to do it keeps their inner voices from getting too loud (in part because they don't havge time to criticize each decision, and in part because the expectations are necessarily lower). afterwards, they wrote stream-of-consciousness for 5 minutes (modeling morning pages) and then shared their work & words w/ each other.


center (intro): a large ostrich egg spilling stars onto the centerpiece. next week i'll ask participants to bring objects that represent the theme (safety), or anything they find beautiful or endearing that week.

music: the amelie soundtrack

i forgot to mention that earlier in the day i made an agreement w/ my neighbor, who was working in his back yard, to not hammer anything after 6 p.m. on tuesday nights. but after shortly after he left, his garden crew came and mowed for the first 1/2 hour of class! doh!

posted by gl. | September 15, 2006 4:59 PM | categories: artist's way