Friday, April 20, 9:30a - 12:30p. The relationship between chance and choice is always present in art making: accidents can lead artists in a new direction or an unexpected reaction between materials can lead to working in a completely new way.
Saturday, April 7, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Dive into mixed media and paper arts with this introduction to texture and color. Create an abstract design as you experiment with gorgeous papers, marvelous metallics and fabulous fibers to create a small sculpture or wall art. All tools and materials will be supplied.
In Japan, the arrival of May is heralded by the appearance of flying fish: carp-shaped windsocks known as “Koinobori” flown in honor of Children’s Day or “Tango no Sekku” (originally Boy's Day) on May 5th. The carp is considered the strongest and most spirited of fish, because it fights its way upstream against strong currents. The tradition of flying Koinobori outside homes began as a way to honor the sons living within so that they would grow up healthy and courageous like a carp. Modern Koinobori are often available in sets that represent the entire family. Block printing, specifically wood block, also has deep roots in Japanese art.