Monday, 6 July 2015

ART IN REVIEW: June 2015

AWARE, AWAKE, ALIVE

Presented & Demonstrated by: Gail Schoeman

 “ The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance”.  
    ARISTOTLE ( 384 – 322 BC).

An exciting and challenging evening of breaking through barriers, letting go and dealing with the unexpected.


Gail guided us through a process where we chose a word  to describe the emotion of a "life stage" we were experiencing. We spent a very limited time expressing "our word" on paper with mixed media and enticing collage materials.
Then we surrendered our "artwork" to someone behind us and received the fresh surprise of someone else’s piece. The challenge was to spontaneously add to the new piece in our own way. This process was repeated a few times till we received our own work, much changed, to complete. 

Several people volunteered to interpret the message conveyed in their completed collages. 
Gail chatted about the philosophy of the courses and workshops she runs, and then, our “artworks” were displayed like an exotic carpet before us.

Thank you Gail for an inspiring experience.

Written by: Brenda Durham
Photography: Hilary Bryan 
PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO LOOK AT THE ART CHALLENGE POST ON GOOGLE PLUS: Link

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