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Description: Automism is a term used to describe a process wherein the artist suppresses conscious control over the making process, allowing the unconscious mind to have great sway. This workshop will explore experimental autonomic drawing and painting as a means to expand creative approach. $60 for the class
Description: For this workshop, each participant will submit one manuscript of no more than 10 pages to be read and critiqued by David Holub in advance. During the workshop, we will discuss the elements of what makes for a good story: voice, structure, organization, conflict, tension, etc.
$60 for the class
Description: Artist & photographer Deborah Sussex will help students explore the art of painting with pastels through short demonstrations, emphasizing particular principles and guided exercises. Students will enjoy discussions about materials, color use, generating sketches, and how to compose a painting. Pastel Painting – Discovering your Artistic Spirit is open to artist of all levels.
$60 for the class
In this workshop we will explore concept and storytelling in drawing, train our eyes to see form, contrast, details and truth.
Warming up to the bliss of observation, we discuss and dive into materials, line, contrast, color.
We will play with imagery as symbolism, metaphor and imagery. We will practice eye games, content development and mark making as means for storytelling in the arts.
We will develop our dreams and voices in visual expression and practice making conscious decisions in our creative work and the stories we tell.
“Art is the expression of the invisible by means of the visible.” Fromentin
Paper-Sketchbook, Newsprint, Tracing Paper, Drawing Paper, Rives BFK
Pencils- hard and soft, pencil sharpeners, gummy eraser, hard eraser
Ink-Black, White and color
Charcoal and Soft White Pastels
Additional scheduled classes and presentations
Tammi Hartung, well known herbalisy, writer, Owner of Desert Canyon Farms
Fees to reserve a spot are paid to Willowtail Springs. This can be done by credit card over the phone, by email or a check mailed to Willowtail Springs, PO Box 89, Mancos CO, 81328 . These classes/workshops are not, at this time, funded through the 501c3 organization, Willowtail.org. They are funded by the group/teacher/presenter/offering the class/workshop, seminar and through student fees, private sponsorship or grants.
5.2% will be charged for sales and lodging tax for any organization who is not a 501c3.
Both Workshops, Classes and Seminars are interactive sessions run by a presenter/presenters/group facilitator or teacher.
They can also range from one day and two nights to several days and nights.
Individual Retreats more closely resemble self-funded residencies to work, research individually.
Willowtail Springs offers classes throughout the year. These usually vary from one day to five days or longer.
The classes and workshops are taught by professionals in their field including the visual arts, writing, poetry, music, theatre, filmmaking, gardening, landscape design, plus the sciences, including: ecology, conservation, wildlife, water, air, forests, math, astronomy and land, Tai Chi and nature walks, to name a few.
Both the cost of teaching and of property rental for these classes is funded by the individuals who take these classes.This cost includes the instructor fees, leasing of the cabins [if you are staying overnight] and any supplies needed.
“I absolutely LOVED my experience at Willowtail Springs…starting with our wonderful host and hostess. The accommodations were exceptional…so beautifully decorated and comfortable. The only problem for me was that it was over too soon. Time flies when you’re having fun.”
Carole, Cortez, CO.
Toll-Free - (800) 698-0603
Local - (970) 533-7592
PO Box 89
Mancos CO 81328
10451 County Road 39
Mancos CO 81328