Portland, Maine is an old port city rich in architectural history and natural beauty. If you are interested in collecting and research as a part of your studio practice, this workshop will allow you to investigate place, and how it inspires the creative process. Participants will engage themselves with collecting natural & found objects, drawing, writing & photographing while immersing themselves in place. We will walk and visit several architectural sites to collect materials to make a mixed media sculpture of curiosities. This workshop will focus on constructing a finished mixed media piece using paper, collage, paint, wire, fabric & stone. The artist is encouraged to bring a found object that will be transformed to house the collection (i.e. old jewelry box, hat box, old musical instrument case). Discussions will include how traditional and contemporary artists use these themes in their work. This workshop is open to all levels.
TUITION: $225 + FEES: $10
Kate Katomski is a multi-media artist and educator whose inter-disciplinary experience includes sculpture, printmaking, performance, video and installation. She received a BFA in Ceramics with a minor in Textiles from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA (1985). She received a MFA in Studio Art at Maine College of Art, Portland ME (2002). Katomski has exhibited her work throughout the United States including the Knoxville Museum of Art, E. Tennessee Museum of History in Knoxville, TN; The Kitchen Art Gallery, New York, NY; Carving Studio and Sculpture Center Gallery, W. Rutland, VT; Shelburne Farm, Burlington City Arts, VT; A.I.R. Gallery II, New York, NY; the Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY. She teaches at Southern Maine Community College.
Found objects such as an old jewelry box, old medicine cabinet, old musical instrument case, etc.