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The Art of Seaweeds: Sculptural Objects and Vessels

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The Art of Seaweeds: Sculptural Objects and Vessels
Jill Powers
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$365 plus $22 Materials Fee
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February 27, 2018
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Workshop Overview

Transform the rich colors and textures of seaweeds into beautifully crafted art forms. We'll create sculptural objects and bowl forms with translucent layers and fine details, using legally harvested seaweeds. You’ll learn specially developed techniques for shaping and casting local and imported seaweeds dimensionally, allowing for surprising twists as they shrink and move. We’ll combine them into wall sculptures, collage, and vessel forms with optional embedded elements from nature. Learn about seaweeds from our marine expert who will take us into the intertidal zone and inspire us with intriguing life stories of local Oregon seaweeds.

About the Instructor(s)

Jill Powers' ocean ecology art is nationally exhibited. She is intrigued with using current science as a source of ideas for her art. She has a graduate degree from Tyler School of Art and teaches at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Jill offers workshops and retreats focusing on inspired explorations of natural materials and processes. Jill teaches in her studio and as well as the Honolulu Museum of Art and Denver Botanic Gardens. Jill’s students experience a supportive and flexible atmosphere for discovery and deep engagement. She is a member of Women Environmental Artists.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Large pan with sides for holding water.

• 4 yards of organza fabric (for the process)

• Small bowls you like the shape of; any additional small forms for molds

• Clips, clamps, clothes pins, scissors, mat knife

• Plastic bowls, towel

• Box, plastic bags, and newspaper for bringing home wet work

• Optional: Bring your own dried seaweeds, buckets, natural materials to incorporate (ocean objects, driftwood,etc), small water sprayer

OPTIONAL: These are optional and may add to your classroom experience:

• Bring your own dried seaweeds, buckets, natural materials to incorporate (ocean objects, driftwood,etc), small water sprayer

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Seaweeds (both local and imported)

• Sea Salt

• Some forms for molding

• Glues, wraps, cordage

• Small tools

• Findings

• Sea botanicals

• Plastic boards

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