Date: Wednesdays, September 14-28, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time, 2:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time, 7:00-9:00 PM London Time
The US mail is a gift from our founders. It has connected the US for over two centuries. It is quaint and rooted in past glory. Yet, it is still relevant and a way to spread physical objects that have tangibility and realness, unlike the ideas and messages on the internet.
Focus in this 3-week class with collage artist Larry Calkins will concentrate on making mail art postcards designed to be sent. There will be an emphasis on techniques such as collage, draw-through and other forms of printmaking, including stamping, as well as writing and asemic calligraphy. Students should bring blank postcards, postage stamps, good scissors, graphite sticks, watercolors, and pencils. Other art materials, including other writing materials, will be provided.
Larry Calkins was born in 1955 in Corvallis, OR, and grew up in a small logging community named Harlan. He stepped into the family tradition of working within logging operations, but after serious injuries in logging accidents, he decided to pursue a career in the arts. He has lived in London, England, and has traveled widely throughout the US and Europe. Larry is a very prolific artist and has created a vast body of work, that has been shown in many galleries since 1994. Calkins has been Artist in Residence at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA and has taught workshops and classes for many years in the Seattle area. calkinsart.net
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