New Series starting in March with introductory session:
Transformation Painting, Art-Practice of Being
Are you interested in discovering the difference between doing and being through painting? –shifting from perceptions of a reality where you have little control as a perceived center of the world, while at the same time seriously separate from much of life? This large bold painting project can introduce you to an identity of partnership, creativity and even kinship that has the potential to expand your identity and reality.
Come to Anavami Studio on the Westside off Swift St. to join a large-format acrylic painting project. There will be little technical instruction, but unique approaches with various materials designed to develop trust in your process. There will be no critiques, as shared personal reflections pushing the edges of consensus reality are more interesting and impactful to other painters. Experiments like this in the past three years have proven empowering for participants, inspiring confidence, and creativity not only in the visual arts but also in cooking, other daily activities, intimate relationships like child rearing, partnerships, and business negotiations resulting in new visions of creativity and self-identity.
It will be offered in two sections, three-hour sessions four times a month. In March there will be introductory sessions for $50 each. The proposal is Friday or Saturday 11-2, but other times can be considered. The first set of four is March 29th with the next three except the first week. I will be traveling. Usually, there will be four in each month. We will paint on 3’ X 5’ industrial paper with acrylic paint and various materials and implements. The introductory sessions are $50 each including all materials and the fee for four sessions will be $250 a month. Call to register for introductions sessions or drop in $65 a session: Majio 831 420-2349
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One of the twenty marking approaches introduced the first week in each set widens the bandwidth of possibilities outside regular thinking, perceiving, and doing. The process cultivates innovative thinking through the development of new awareness. We will begin the first week of each month by making vocabulary to be used in paintings. Here are some of the approaches we will explore to shift relationships to habitual reality:
Monoprints on tissue paper to be used for layering images with paintings. We will create various printing masks made from shadow projection and other ways of making stamps and stencils to incorporate into painting.
Invisible marks are made by changing paper surface or with clear modeling paste to create marks and texture that are not clearly visible until the paint touches the surface. Because there is little conscious control of spontaneity and authenticity develop in the process, opening unconsidered nuances.
Collected rubbings from textured surfaces combined in the painting process have proved to add subtle fields of emotion like adding a new musical instrument to a band.
Asemic Writing or writing without semantic meaning is a hybrid art form that fuses text and image into a unity opening arbitrary subjective interpretations. Marking is a language exchange with the world in subtle and dramatic forms. To turn everyday writing communication into visual rhythm and pattern either as collage or directly on the substrate offers an evocative element to painting.
Daily creative practices help us consider a relationship to the world of belonging rather than anthropocentric separation.