Passport to Journal
a 4 day workshop with Orly Avineri
January 7-10, 2016
The practice of Art-Journaling cultivates insight into the nature of the creative process and its multiple meanings. Enriched by self trust and acceptance, paper, paint, words, pen, and line entwine to make expressive complex intimate books. It’s all about one’s willingness to reveal vulnerability and rawness for the sake of true creative freedom. Experiencing honest and joyous journeys takes precedence over producing beautiful outcomes. Ultimately, Art-Journaling is about depicting the fluidity of life, about effortlessly carrying one’s self from one place to another.
Bring with you an old passport that belonged to you or someone else, to an old family member, or even a stranger. You will turn it into a voluminous exciting journal, rich with your landscapes, colors and textures, and packed with personal imagery. Trek through your intimate geographies and your personal stories and make room on your pages for new landscapes. Honor its bearer’s identity and its travels in the world. Be inspired by its stories and histories. Strip it from its formality by adding your own biographical anecdotes. Allow for playfulness and for the interplay between the concealing and revealing of visual information. Permit a spontaneous and sensorial celebration. With the help of gentle and fresh multiple prompts we’ll satisfy our undeniable need to explore our past paths and witness our constant onward movement, to discover and expand through a tactile, sensorial, and honest creative gestures. Our days together will end with rich voluminous personal journals filled with awe and wonderment, warm nests of gatherings to be cradled in the palm of our hands.
This class includes a field trip to a flea market in order to gather fodder for our passports and on the last day an installation of our passport journals in an exhibit that’ll be open to the public.
Visit oneartistjournal.com to learn more about Orly and get a glimpse into the world of her amazing journals.
Dates & Time: January 7-10, 2016, 9-4 with an hour for lunch
Location: The Space, 2009 Airport Blvd, Austin, Tx. 78721
Price: $595 (non-refundable, but transferable)
Supplies list mailed upon registration.
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