Friday, October 30, 2015

AIY: Library of Memories

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of teaching a 3-day workshop called Library of Memories at the Art is You retreat in Stamford, Connecticut. On day one, we all took a road trip to NYC for some serious shopping - a trip I documented in this previous blog post.

The Library of Memories project is part painting, part book making, part assemblage, part collage and all mixed media.



I had a wonderful group of very creative people join me for this one. They were all eager, motivated, focused and talented. 


The work created by all the participants was stunning and extremely varied - as can be seen in the following work-in-progress details shots.




The project involved creating a painted and embellished hinged box that held an assemblage and a handmade book.

Gwen Lafleur created this beauty...



...and you can read her thoughts on the class and see many more pictures of her project, including her book pages, here.

Here is a stunner from Lisa Abate...



Incredible art was everywhere...



One of the most exciting things about Art is You was the exhibition that followed the 3-day class, where student work was on display.








At every Art is You retreat there is an art trunk, where teachers and other vendors sell their art and supplies. I had a table there where I sold my stamps, stencils, books, DVDs, and artwork.



And of course I bought as well, with this photo showing just a small grouping of the many vintage objects I found.


West Coasters -- if this workshop seems compelling to you, I will be repeating the 3-day experience (minus the road trip to NYC) in April 2016 at Art is You Santa Rosa. Registration for the retreat is now open.

13 comments:

Francesca Watson said...

Wow, what fun! Looks like everyone had a terrific time, and their projects are stunning!

Karenliz Henderson said...

What a great class. Love everyone's creations. Gorgeous!

Gwen Lafleur said...

Thanks so much for posting all the photos Seth! It's so fun to look back and see what everyone else did. This was such an inspiring class!

Annie said...

Beautiful work by all. xoxo

Bill said...

They must be incredible to see in person! Wonderful work everyone!

Lisa Riel Abate said...

Thanks for another great class! I always learn so much and come away with a beautiful creation!

Heather said...

Each and every one of the assemblage / book objects in this post shines with inner expression. It was a real joy to see these magnificent creations this morning. Thank you for showcasing the work the grew from what was obviously an extraordinary event.

Win Dinn said...

What fabulous results on your workshop Seth - I've got a serious case of memory envy!

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Looks like a wonderful success!! Thanks for posting the highlights of the experience, Seth! Cheers, Patti

Sue Marrazzo said...

Great Job, Seth!
The ART looks Fantastic!

by BUN said...

Wow...what kick-ass student work Seth. The detail and variation is just wonderful. ONE DAY...I know I will take a class with you!!

JackieP Neal said...

What fabulous pieces came out of this class!! Lucky students to learn from such a fabulous teacher!!
Well done Seth! ")
congats on the new stencil line as well!! Woo hoo!!
hugs,Jackie

PocketSize said...

Those are all beautiful! Looks like a fun class. Thanks for sharing the photos!