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Artist in the Woods Workshop Design and Discovery with Dona Seegers

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Date(s) - 10/24/2015
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Summit Ranger Station


Design and Discovery: An Artist’s Process
This is an interactive art workshop with Maine multi-media artist, Dona Seegers, in which participants will create a collage or mobile reflecting personal experience with the Stanislaus National Forest.

Workshop Description
This workshop is about the process of design in combination with your personal interpretation of inspiration from being in the Stanislaus National Forest.

We will paint both sides of a rugged watercolor paper with acrylic paint using a method Dona has developed for her artwork. This will be a relaxing non-objective approach and no prior painting experience is necessary.

We will take an excursion into the forest to collect ideas from nature for our afternoon session. A digital camera and a small notebook will be helpful for this process.

The paintings will then be torn, cut and sculpted into layered collages or hanging mobiles. The guided design process will invite you to discover a unique way to turn paper into sculpture.

This workshop is suitable for ages 18 years and up.

Dona Seegers Bio
Dona Seegers earned an art degree at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts in conjunction with a BS in Education from Tufts University. She moved to rural Maine during the homesteading movement of the 60s where she raised her family and still resides. She has been an art entrepreneur with a silkscreen design business, an art educator in the public schools as well as for the University of Maine. With a passion for design she enjoys curating art exhibitions, creating art installations, bookmaking, digital photography, painting and sculpture.

All levels of art experience and skills welcome
Ages – 18 and older
Class size limit – 15 students
Contact Marie Malo at (209) 965-3434 x5343