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Gilding the Lily: Art Journaling

  • Poetry Barn 1693 New York 28A West Hurley, NY, 12491 United States (map)
 Art Journal detail, Catherine Shultis, Bell Lane Studios

Art Journal detail, Catherine Shultis, Bell Lane Studios

Play and experiment with art techniques; process thoughts and feelings; document your life! Art journals are visual poetry, combining images and words to express a thought, feeling, or idea, manifesting into your own personal journey of creative expressionism.

We'll explore the concepts of poetic erasure and amplification In this workshop, as well as how to be loose and just enjoy being in the creative moment. 

In honor of Earth Day, you'll have an opportunity to explore the barn's five acres to gather found objects to incorporate in your journal-making. (Or select from our pre-harvested finds!)

A plethora of other art supplies will be available as well. No artistic ability is required. If you have a book you'd like to work with, please bring it with you. Otherwise, you may select from our stash.

$25/ limited to 10

Includes mid-day break with picnic lunch & free writing time. Bring something to eat or share ~ we'll supply the bevvies!

About the teaching artist, Catherine Shultis
Catherine has been an artist her whole life, having been taught by her mother, an accomplished  oil painter. She studied watercolor under fine artist Betsy Jacaruso and acrylic painting under the U.K.'s Will Kemp. She is a self taught silversmith, and metalsmith, and a member of the Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild in Margaretville NY, where she sells her handmade journals, jewelry, metalwork pieces, and mixed media paintings.