Thursday, March 11, 2010

N. O. spells: The Big Easy - Feb 9-13, 2011

Its official!  My New Orleans workshop is a go.  Over the last 6 months or so Kathy Malkasian of Valley Ridge Art Studio have been working on the idea of a New Orleans workshop, We are still working out some of the finer details but it definitely is a go!

A Place for Notions and Potions: An Apothecary Kit
The dates are going to be February 9-16 of 2011.  
I wanted to come up with a workshop that suited the mysterious nature of the place, so here is what I came up with a workshop "A Place for Notions and Potions: An Apothecary Kit".  I'll have a full class description later.
Kathy and I wanted to create an amazing environment for students to work on art as well as to be exhilarated by the amazing place.  I have always loved the idea of teaching in places where the location inspires the art, and the art inspires the student to explore the area.    So we picked New Orleans because, after all it is one of most fascinating places in the world, rich with history, food, music, strange ghost stories, etc. etc. etc.
The class will consist of three days of workshop with me and two days of city tours to unusual places interspersed.  Not to mention there will be plenty of time to explore the city on your own, or perhaps leisurely sit back and enjoy a Pimm's Cup at the historic Napoleon House (one of my favorite haunts...been around for 200 years).

Sounds pretty nifty doesn't it?
More info on the way!

7 comments:

ODD imagination said...

Great choice for your workshop - it certainly does invoke that sense of the magic (and voodoo). Funny, I just finished a piece called Bayou Clown. I suspect we are sharing the same ether :o)
I just may need to consider attending this workshop of yours...

Anthroid_X said...

Hi Michael

I SO wish i could attend this event. I have a dear friend who lives down there and it would be so cool if we both could come. I will have to see how the money situation is as the time gets closer.

Hugs and miss you!
Karina

Chris said...

This sounds like a great concoction of mystery and creativity! I have never seen New Orleans, but my brother says it is his favorite city in the U.S.

Christina said...

Hmmmmm, I think I need a road trip next February.....

Mija said...

Excellent Michael! You had talked about this when I saw you in Portland. So glad it came to fruition. Fantastic setting for conjuring mystic creations! Of course, I'm about to send Colleen $ for a spot in Oaxaca and now you tempt me with this! What to do, what to do...

BTW, I already have 5 signing up for your workshop in Eugene and I haven't even posted it yet! A good omen, I think.

deMeng said...

Great to hear about the Eugene class. I know one Iof my Oaxaca students from last year is interested

JO said...

3 from that area will be attending with excitement...cant wait for the info to be posted