Meaning and Metaphor: Layering Meaning with Imagery and Words

For decades, artists have used words to add meaning to their work, and now it is easier than ever to do so. But how do you do it to create the desired effect? Join Sara Young to explore the different ways you can add text and therefor, meaning to your two-dimensional artwork. Sara will cover the history of text in art, as well as the symbolism behind the use of specific types of text.
You will learn how to incorporate color, shape, and line so that your concept is powerful and clear. You will also learn how to get to the heart of what you want to say with your art, and learn how to say it through the use of this important skill.
This class will incorporate drawing, mixed media, collage, and painting techniques. If you have a smart phone, you will also want to bring it, or a tablet of some sort.

Sara Young is a body positive artist and author who engages fully with the world. She works in clay, found object sculpture, performance and all kinds of 2-D medium. She works out of her home studio in Bellingham, Washington, and travels frequently as a way to inspire her work. Sara engages students by asking them to express themselves with confidence about whatever it is they care about. Her teaching philosophy is simple: She plants the seeds and then watches the magic happen.

*Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

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