Whether you are a beginning, intermediate, or advanced art practitioner, you will soon realize that creating images is transforming – not only for your materials but for you as well!
Join Guild Faculty Adele Caemmerer with a special appearance from Guest Artist Deborah Doering in a series of workshops that explore the Creative Triggers from the work of Nicholas Roukes, as strategies to spark the creative process. There will be an emphasis on drawing, painting, and collage as mediums through which to practice with class concepts. However, other materials are welcome.
1. Creative Thinking and Transformative Techniques – Practice strategies for stimulating creative thinking and transforming subjects
2. Symbolic Transformation – Transform basic and/or distinctive symbols into unified images
3. Rituals, Games, and Performance as Transformation Processes – Explore generative processes as sources of developing imagery
4. Synthesis of Your Visual Style
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Ages 12+ (Ages 8-12 welcome when accompanied by an adult)
When is class time?
This class meets Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, 9:45am – 11:00am Pacific Time with time working independently offline.
What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?
This class will use a combination of posted assignments and resources that can be accessed at any time mixed with some Zoom gatherings for instruction, feedback, and community building.
After morning matins, the class will convene using Zoom Video Chat for about 1 hour of sharing and instruction:
First 15-30 minutes of class via Zoom (synchronous):
On the first day: Participants will introduce themselves and share what connects them to the class topic. Participants may have brought previous work, or will discuss their previous work. Adele will introduce herself and how she sees her individual art practices relate to the topic of the class. Use of technology, communication routines, and schedules will be established
Subsequent days: There will be an opportunity for each participant to “check in” to see how everyone is doing. There will be time for questions and observations and sharing about the work of the previous day. Adele will guide the group in structuring responses to exercises and projects.
Optional 5 minute break
Second 15-30 minutes of class via Zoom Video (synchronous)
In each day of class, there will be a featured topic and work focus that Adele will present through discussion, presentation, and/or materials made available online. This would be the time for demos and for participants to be able to ask questions.
Independent Studio Work, approximately 2 hours/day (asynchronous):
After the first hour, which focuses on information, demonstration and discussion, as well as questions and answers, the participants will be free to disconnect from the Zoom video chat to synthesize the learning from the morning session and to work on their projects according to their own schedules. They may choose to complete a series of smaller projects based on the transformative themes and exercises presented, or they may choose to work on a more sustained project that focuses on one approach, or a fusion of approaches. Adele will be available via Zoom office hours to clarify information and technique, and to assist and encourage.
Later in the day check in (synchronous or asynchronous) TBA: Adele will explore the possibility of a whole group check in later in the day to share progress, ask questions, and reflect on the work of the day. The format and time will be determined and arranged by the group according to their availability, work rhythms, and access to technology.
Participants wishing to create complex or ambitious projects should expect to spend additional time working outside of class.
Students working within the daily class schedule should expect to create series of short studies as they explore the daily transforming themes. They will be given time towards the end of the week and especially on the last day to develop any starts from the week or create a new piece based on the class focus. Students who desire to work outside of class time would have the possibility to develop the daily exercises more fully or devise personal projects.
Participants wishing to create complex or ambitious projects should expect to spend additional time working outside of the 1 hour of Zoom instruction and the 2 hours of studio time
What do I need for class?
- Basic art supplies for drawing, painting, and collage
- Journal or sketchbook
- Images/Photos of enduring themes
- Small cherished objects
*If you are ordering supplies online, please place your order as soon as you can. Shipping times for art supplies have expanded considerably.
Program Fee: Please discern what you can afford.
Sliding Scale: $275 – $175 – $75
While we recognize the importance of the practice of art, faith and community in our lives at all times, we are especially sensitive to offering opportunities now. You can decide your payment level.
$275 – If you have already registered for a summer program class, this is the amount you have paid as a deposit. Choosing this option means you do not owe anything else.
$275 – If you are newly registering, this is our Student and Supporter Fee.
$175 – Regular Program Fee
$75 – Reduced Fee/Partial Scholarship
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2020 Online Program: Forest Vision. Learn more about the program here.
July 12-18, 2020
Online terms and conditions: There are no refunds for online registrations, but they are transferable if you are unable to participate.
This class meets Monday through Friday, 9:45am – 11:00am Pacific Time with time working independently offline.
Date(s) - Jul 12, 2020 until Jul 18 2020