12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Ages: -12--100, Family Friendly
Cost: 10.00 - 35.00
The workshop will be on-line via ZOOM. Artists throughout the world and the centuries have developed practices that allow them to center themselves and prepare for making art. The same techniques can be helpful in everyday life as well, offering calm and the joy from playful artmaking. Combining exercises from her art and bookmaking practice, instructor Sushmita Mazumdar will guide students in this lunch time pause exploring mark-making with lines and swirls and playing with various kinds of paper. No experience with art making is necessary! You may pick one session that catches your fancy or join us for all four sessions. No matter which one you attend you will leave with techniques that will help you find a spot of calm anywhere, anytime.
Note: Supplies are not Included in Fee
Session 1: Line, Lines, Lines. Learn how a simple pen or pencil can help you find calm anywhere, anytime.
Supplies: Sketch book, pencil, marker, color pencils, water-soluble graphite, cup of water.
Session 2: Swirls and Puddles. Learn how some new and simple tools you find on a walk, in your garden, or from around the house, can help teach you something new.
Supplies: Sketch book, twigs and pebbles from your walk or around the house, small bottle of food coloring (any color/s), empty cup and water.
Session 3: Fold, Fold, Fold. Reading magazines and newspapers can help us relax or make us anxious. But using origami we can turn them into something that is always fun.
Supplies: Sketch book, pages torn from magazines, a newspaper, scissors, yarn/ribbon
Session 4: Tear, Tear, Tear. Let color and texture change your mood and create something new from paper.
Supplies: Handmade paper scrap pack, paper from around the house like grocery bags, wrapping paper, envelopes etc., stapler.
About the Instructor: Sushmita Mazumdar is an Arlington-based artist, writer, and educator. She works across stories, book arts, and mixed media, to explore her memories of home, heritage, and migration from India. She mixes into her work present-day places which inspire; and the community who collaborate, discuss, and respond to inform her creations. Sushmita is the founder of Studio PAUSE, a community space for art and stories, and a studio arts instructor with the Smithsonian Associates.
Fee: $10.00 per session or $35.00 for ALL Four