Visual journal workshop at Farnsworth
Rockland — The Farnsworth Art Museum will offer a workshop titled Keeping a Visual Journal Fridays, Oct. 5 through Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the museum’s Gamble Education Center, on the corner of Union and Grace streets.
Participants will be encouraged to get their artistic ideas out of their heads and into a beautiful book. Each class will explore various means of expression by introducing new techniques to help define a sense of color, line, texture, image and text. Processes covered will include transfers and simple block-printing, gelatin-printing, collage and the use of various wet and dry media. While honing these skills, students will enhance their art-making possibilities.
Instructor Ingrid Ellison spent a year learning printmaking at Il Bisonte in Florence, Italy, and a month in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. Built in layers, her work is informed by elements of nature, both from the surrounding environment and from the microscopic world. Since moving to Maine in 2007, her exhibitions include CMCA’s 2008 Biennial and “First Traces”; the 2010 I-95 Triennial at University of Maine; and various group shows in Midcoast galleries.
This class is for everyone from beginning or seasoned painters, to gardeners, chefs or thinkers. The fee is $155, $127 for members. For more information or to register, call the education department at 596-0949 or visit farnsworthmuseum.org/education.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.