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The Real Work of Artmaking

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June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022
10:00 - 12:00

Workshop Overview

The course is a hands-on look at the art making process and its relationship to the universal energy and aliveness of the natural world. The objective is the transformation of the participant’s perspective through their art making as they undertake the move from a Western Industrial cultural context to an interconnected holistic one. Each participant will work in their own area of art making, so the only thing they will need for this project is a journal/notebook. They will rework one of their existing artwork projects at the end and perhaps even complete something new.

This workshop has an online and an in-Person component. There will be one in-person workshop meeting at Sitka on 6/3/22 from 10 AM until 12PM. Participants have the option to stay and work in the studio until 4PM

Participants will meet online for 1 hour at 7pm on the following dates:









About the Instructor(s)

Trained as a dancer, Marsha’s teaching philosophy is very much "learn by doing." With a master's degree in culture, ecology and education and a doctorate in arts education and ecology, Marsha has been studying the relationship between the art making process and the subtle energy in the ecosystem for about 40 years.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Notebook and writing utensil

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Note: this workshop will take place over the course of 8 individual hour-long discussions. Each week Marsha will briefly present a topic and the rest of the hour will be a discussion about what’s going on at the participant’s end experientially – what they notice about themselves, what they’re thinking about, their art making practice, the outdoor space they’re working in, anything they want to reflect on. There will also be questions on the scheduled topic

• The goal is for this to be informal and focus on the mechanics of this process, not the academics. But also, to provide awareness of the research foundation this perspective comes from

• Note: Participants will need to have a Zoom connection for these online discussions

• Session 1 will be an online overview of the process.

• Session 2 will be at Sitka Center (prepare for 2 hours of time). This class will involve walking the site and explaining the fieldwork portion of the class which you will do on your own time at a natural pace of your choosing during the 8-week session.

• Sessions 3-8 will be online weekly

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