Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Out West: Post II

After my first stop in San Diego, teaching for San Diego Book Arts, I headed up the coast to the LA area to teach three workshops. 

Requisite LA beach shot

Two of the workshops were co-taught with Orly Avineri

Orly on our hunt for found objects 

Those who know Orly will understand that this was as special for me as it was for the students. Our collaborative workshop was called If Walls Could Talk and it was two-days of book-making, art-journaling, comfort zone-pushing, and memory-building.


The first of our two workshops was held in Long Beach at the home of Brian Kasstle, who could not have been a more generous host. 

Seth, Orly and Brian

Paint was splattered, books were bound, and -yes - tears were shed. 

Can't do this in NYC!

One of my pages in progress

Sweet success

We repeated the workshop later the same week in Redondo Beach at Orly's home. It was fascinating for me to complete the workshop so close in time with two different groups. The dynamics were totally different but the outcome was as equally as powerful.

The "before" shot

The "during" shot

Red hot

A village of journals

Next stop/next post: Fullerton


Marcia Beckett said...

Wow, you, Orly and Brian! What a creative trio. I would have loved to be there!

Brian Kasstle said...

Seth! It was so wonderful to create with you in my home and at Orly's. Spending time with you was such a treat. Glad you had a safe trip. So sorry you came home to so much snow.

Thank you!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Great village shot! love those journals.

Anonymous said...

Incredible...it was just so special...all of it, to me, and to all of us.. Thank you Seth for coming our way and gracing us with your beautiful presence, your kind and generous demeanor, and your undeniable vigorous creative spirit.

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

Thanks for sharing all this, Seth!!!
I like seeing behind the scenesin art workshops and art classes!!!!
I teach ART, also....and I really love it!
IT looks like you do too ( :

Unknown said...

Looks like it was all absolutely wonderful! x

elle said...

Was this work or a holiday! FUN!!!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Yeah, I think you were having too much fun! Perhaps you should have paid them for the experience, rather than the reverse. LOL! It looked like serious fun!!

Caterina Giglio said...

great fun and warm weather ... just wonderful!

Darlene K Campbell said...

Super amazing that you all got to create in Orly's and Brian's homes. That would be perfect.
Loved seeing the lawn with GREEN grass instead of our WHITE snow...but ours is coming. Hope you are transitioning okay to the cold.

Nathalie Nayer said...

again : I'm soooo jealous!

john said...

Way cool that you document each class!

Pam McKnight said...

I got here via your wonderful newsletter and your new website! way cool. This class sounds like it was great! You have been busy! congrats on all!

pamelahuntington said...

Great post Seth.. !

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