Handle It – Small Art – Big Satisfaction with Wasentha Young
Session 11: Thursday, May 14, 2020
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Price: $155 (includes $15 materials fee)
Learning to let go of traditional techniques and finding the organic flow of colors, materials, and textures that can surround and support an element in your work can be challenging. The mind tends to get in the way. Starting with small pieces can lead the way to sense this process. During this session, participants will practice letting the cognitive part of the brain take a back seat and allowing the element to speak in the creative process. The substrate that will be used for this exploration will be knobs with approximately a 1.25″ square surface. We will breathe, play with colors, and let go into the interaction of element, tesserae and the creative mind.
In addition to the main objective of this session, a utilitarian piece of art that fits into shorter timeframes can be gratifyingly elating. Knobs can be made in between larger projects when you can’t sleep but would like to be creative, or in pockets of time when you find yourself with an hour or two of spare time. Knobs can also be smaller items that can be placed in a number of settings, that can offer you access to a wider audience of patrons.
Participants should bring two small elements (no larger than 3/4″ in width, height and depth). Tools that will come in handy to have will be nippers and tweezers. There will be a couple of table hardies and hammers available if needed. Materials supplied will be: 2 knobs (along with a screw), color pencils, paper, some supporting pieces of tesserae, and the binder.
Wasentha Young has taught mindfulness meditation since 1974 and has studied mosaic art since 2006. She has had the opportunity to study with world-renowned masters in both areas. Wasentha has exhibited her mosaic work nationally in both group and solo exhibits. She has also taught mosaic art and presented on mosaic as contemporary art. wasenthayoung.com/mosaicart