Why Ancestor Art?
It’s Beautiful and compelling stories of kindreds; grandmothers, fathers, aunts, mothers, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, children and the People we love and call Family.
You might discover from bringing ancestors “back to life” through collage, ephemera and encaustic wax, there is an unexpected kinship . . . our collective human story appears during the creative process.
I have found that during these events our common humanity becomes evident.
Even though we may not share the same biological features, we often find we do share common themes:
the pride in our family, heritage or accomplishments
the need for comfort and companionship
the instinct for survival and resiliency in the face of adversity
the desire for health and happiness
the need to be seen, heard and accepted
and more . . .
These are shared aspects of our human experience: they inspire and guide our lives no matter who we are, no matter how different we are from others, no matter where we live.
Ancestor Art is the perfect way to highlight a modern photo lost amongst the cloud -OR- finally get that antiquated photo out of closet!
Now scheduling private gigs for 3-6 people at Creative Communion Studio #103 + road shows!
Availability: Daytimes, evenings + weekends. . . let’s get your Ancestor Art party on the calendar!
CHOOSE YOUR PARTY FROM 3 FAVES!
#1 Encaustic Story Collage
Description: Design one 12 X 12 ” masterpiece using original vintage/decorative papers, inks, stencils, ephemera, found objects and an evocative ancestral photo to tell your family story.
Workshop Length: 3.5 -4 hours
Cost: $50 per person
Techniques: collage, principles of design, encaustic, mixed media, 3D
- Dig through old suitcases full of vintage papers + mishmash stash
- Learn collage layouts, principles of design and tricks of the trade to create a collage story.
- Use encaustic medium as an endearing top coat
Everything is provided. Feel free to bring misc. flat backed 3D treasures + tokens to personalize your story. You won’t regret listening to the ancestors and will leave with a completed masterpiece.
OPTIONAL: Create a ghostly image transfer of your ancestor photo for a see-through effect for $5 extra. Your photo will need to be emailed to me prior to class for editing, sizing, proofing and printing.
What to bring: BYOAncestor photo: copy or original, ideal size 5X7” — 8X10”. No photo- no problem; adopt an ancestor from my extensive family of snapshots. Photos will be permanently altered w/ paints, inks, cutting and wax.
All skill levels welcome. Ideal ages: teen/adult