Create Your Own Avatar
Workshop by Jerry Fenter
One Day Only
Saturday, May 19, 2012
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Dalles Art Center
avatar n: Incarnation (Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus)
avatar n 1. In Hindu religion coming down in bodily form to earth; incarnation 2. An embodiment; bodily manifestation. (Webster’s New World Dictionary)
Together Jerry will take you on an artistic journey to find inside yourself your own avatar. Your job will be to create a piece of art, it can be two dimensional, three dimensional or even a written piece of prose or poetry that expresses how you see yourself as a person. Ask yourself some questions. How do I really see myself? What can I do to express “myself” in a completed art piece? Can I express myself as the feminine energy of a spider with the ability of weaving my life into a work of art? Maybe I am a spirit animal. Could I be a wave hitting a shore or an abstract combination of beautiful colors? Am I a rock with beautiful texture? Am I humorous? What about my fingerprints or handprints? Do they tell a story? Am I serious? Am I afraid? Am I fearless? Ways to think about and compete this piece of art are infinite.
BRING: Supplies to share and use. Pens, pencils, crayons, scissors, magazines, stamps, glitter, found objects, sticks, stones, pressed flowers, scents, charms, jewelry, dirt, dust, make up, candles, ink, sumi ink, brushes, paints and on and on and on. Bring stuff to share and stuff for yourself. This takes some thinking and self-examination.
As always food and drink brought to share are enjoyed!
We’ll begin by drinking our coffee (bring a cup) and brainstorming together. We will work all day. At 3:00 we’ll stop and take some time to share our pieces. Jerry will photograph each one and send the photo to you. You will title it. Your results will be posted on her blog if you’re happy with what you did. If not…don’t worry it’s the process not the product!
Any questions, call Jerry at 509-365-5119 or Carmen at The Dalles Art Center at 541-296-4759. I’d love a full class! Sign up early so I have an idea what to bring. I can’t wait!
I’m also availiable for one on one art sessions in drawing or watercolor by appointment. Just call me.