Monday, October 15, 2007
who wants to go to italy?
Anyone...well guess what I'll be in Cortona again next year (the above picture is something Judy sent me from when she was in Florence. Some of last year's class members have shown some interest and I know I already have a few new signups. It will also be a bit of an an aniversary for Judy and I...since this is where we met....awwwwww...aint that sweet. Below is a funny set of pictures that Brad (Mr. Sally Jean) took. It could be a panorama. I seem to be having a good time enjoying my Campari or is it the site of Judy.
Must be Judy. xo
If you're interested here is Stacey's site with all the info
and here's what I'm teaching
The Alchemist's Book: Rust, Reliquaries and Illuminated Manuscripts in Tuscany
What could possibly be more inspiring than to create art with the view of the Italian countryside? Not much, I tell you. So off to the fortress town of Cortona we go� Using a variety of found objects we will transform hardback books into found object shrines and/or reliquaries. These will be special three dimensional books that literally jump off the page. These can be used as art books to house your secrets or as art to proudly display skills as an assemblage alchemist. The cool part is that we will find most or found object goodies beneath the Tuscan Sun. Italian rust is the best. Since we are dealing with books we might as well play with paper. I love those old maps and manuscripts from days gone by. You will be incorporating techniques to age, color and antique paper, which can be included in the Alchemists book or displayed as works of art on their own. The class will incorporate a variety of techniques including collage, drawing, painting and, most importantly, assemblage. Its time to curl up with a good book�ut be careful, some found objects can be pointy. So are you ready to go?