Singing as Self-Care & Embodied Expression

Diane relates the joy of singing through experiential exercises that focus on physical sensation and personal expression. We’ll explore our unique instruments through spontaneous song-making, toning, and finding creative entryways into harmony. We’ll open up our intuitive connection to the voice, fostering a learning/sharing environment that’s encouraging, buoyant and deep. This workshop is for anyone…

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Color with Sargent

John Singer Sargent was a master of color. His blacks were textured, his whites were complex and his side-by-side use of warm and cool colors gave his work vibrancy. In this one day workshop students will study Sargent’s work through a lecture and slide presentation. Working in either watercolor or acrylic, students will complete color…

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Mural Workshop

Spend a few hours tapping into your inner artist working collaboratively with a group to create a piece of public art. Learn what its like to be part of the process to create large scale works of art that will live and enrich its environment. Ideally, the location should have a wall space for this.…

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Program – Layers of Meaning: Creating Image Transfer Portraits for Historical Projects

By creating portraits, artists have long held a pivotal role in recording history. Contemporary artists create visual narratives that represent the complexity of history and historical figures. Image transfer provides new opportunities for artists to develop this avenue of exploration. The image transfer process produces a transparent image that allows for the visibility of multiple…

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Program – Altering Images: Photographic Transfers for Painting, Printmaking, and Collage

Image transfer provides artists with the option to create photographic images without the use of a camera. The image transfer process produces a transparent image that allows for the visibility of multiple collaged layers within a single work of art all at once. Learn this process to transform copies of photographs, as well as drawings,…

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The Art of Every Day Photography – Point & Shoots, Polaroids & Phone Cameras Welcome

Yolonda Jones, photographic artist, envisions holding and facilitating space for VMFA distanced student participants to experience a primer in the Art of Everyday Photography. She will conduct the session in three parts: guiding students through an introduction to the theory of photography as art, getting cameras (phone build-ins, DSLRs, point and shoot, Polaroids—whatever’s available) into…

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Group Playmaking aka Devised Theatre

Did you know you can make a wildly original play without starting with a script? Commonly called “devised theatre,” this theatre form is a way of collectively authoring a new play using the input and contributions of all participants. These contributions can be in the form of written text, myths, physical choreography, research, props, music,…

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You Have What it Takes to Be a Performance Artist

What the heck IS performance art? Is it visual art? Theatre? Social Experiment? Performance art is expansive and seems to defy easy definition, and yet it’s the biggest movement in the art world in the last 100 years. In this introductory workshop, we will first take a video voyage through the history of the form…

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