Zen is When

For centuries, Asian cultures have lead the way with their love of paper, painted surfaces, found objects and wearable art. In this 3-day workshop, we will take a "zen" approach and work both sides of the brain… learning how to plumb the depths of our creativity with free-wheeling exercises, plus have plenty of time to create works of art. We will explore endless ideas for creating a rich, lavish, layered surface and create a one-of-a-kind Asian- themed artist book with a painted and collaged hand fan as an embellishment.

Painted paper parasols (a wonderful form of wearable art!) are one ofLynne’s favorite recent passions, and she is eager to share ideas as youcreate Asian themed parasols to carry home. We will also explore some time-honored Asian themes such as signature chops, scrolls, and other Oriental iconography. These ideas will give you plenty of impulses to use in art journals, collages, assemblages and altered books. This workshop is for Seekers and Adventurers who want to shake up the molecules, blaze new territories, and create in a joyful, encouraging environment.