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The Art of Visual Journaling

April 1-15, 2017
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Detail of Diary 2 by Michael Napper

Join us for a one-of-a-kind visual journal workshop led by artist and instructor, Michael Napper.

Weaving together journaling and art, this class offers participants a unique opportunity to explore a variety of techniques in drawing, painting, printing, collaging, and more. This three-month workshop will leave you with a new understanding of the intersections between imagination and making, sharpened observational skills, and a newfound love of journaling. Plus, studio artists Gerald Wiggins and Joseph “JD” Green will assist via their artistic expertise.

No prior knowledge or skills required (ages 15 and over).

The Art of Visual Journaling
February  4, 2017 through April 15, 2017 (6 sessions, first and third Saturdays)

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Fees and Materials
$150 full 6-session course; $30 drop-in per class

- Must bring your own journal or sketchbook, no smaller than 8 x 10 inches. Heavy paper recommended. (Journals also can be purchased at Creativity Explored.)

Space is limited! Please call or e-mail info@creativityexplored.org to reserve your place in the class.

You will walk away with:

  • A sketchbook of your very own drawings, collages, written and drawn observations

  • A collaborative experience with artists who have developmental disabilities

  • A set of new art making skills including: printing, painting, stamp-making, and monotyping

  • New ways of observing and recording the world including particular methods of sketching, writing, data collecting, and collaging

  • A deeper exploration of one’s own artistic abilities

Course Schedule

Class 1 (Saturday February 4, 2017):  Introduction to Creative Journaling & Experimentation

Class 2 (Saturday February 18, 2017):  Painting, Group Activities, & Wordplay

Class 3 (Saturday March 4, 2017): Interview with a Younger & Older Self

Class 4 (Saturday March 18, 2017): Collage, A Walk through the Mission, and A Visit by a Book Artist

Class 5 (Saturday April 1, 2017):  Printmaking Techniques and Stamps

Class 6 (Saturday April 15, 2017): Book as Sculptural Objects and Self Publishing

Michael Napper is a visual artist, painter, and photographer. He has been making visual journals for the past 35 years. Utilizing a variety of techniques, Napper melds together an assortment of diverse mediums and ideas into his creative journaling practice. Through his process-based work, Napper finds the freedom to experiment without fear, examines the personal and the past, connects disciplines, and fosters growth between himself and his surroundings.

 

 

 

FULL STOP! Opening Reception

March 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco

Untitled (collaborative artwork) by Claus Groeger, Corine Raper, and Hung Kei Shiu © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media, 23 x 24.5 inches

Join Creativity Explored for the opening of FULL STOP! 

FULL STOP! is an exploration of the ways three artists use mark making to experiment, communicate vision, and collaborate. This exhibition of work by Claus GroegerCorine Raper, and Hung Kei Shiu features diverse techniques of line making and deliberate gestural abstraction.

All three artists are, for the most part, nonverbal, and use mark making as a mode of expression. Visual Arts instructor and Co-Curator, Hannah Grace Lilly remarks, “there is something so quiet about the three artists, but something so incredibly loud about their artwork.”

The artists’ respective methods may appear as an impulsive mark, but upon closer examination they demonstrate a deep understanding of composition, color, and movement. For example, Groeger’s lines often flow off the paper functioning as an extension of his curiosity, while Raper keeps her gestural line work within the boundaries of the page serving as a reflection of her concentration. In contrast, Shiu delicately crafts dreamy colored fields of line work into assembled patterns. 

Curated by Amanda Eicher and Hannah Grace Lilly

Opening Reception


Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Music by Andrew Galpern and Joseph McGovern of Sonic Code

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

FREE parking available during the opening reception at Mission Dolores Church (enter on Church Street) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

City Walk with Lance Rivers and Colter Jacobsen

March 4, 2017
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Carquinez Bridge by Lance Rivers © 2008 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, watercolor and ballpoint pen on matte, 5 x 7 inches

Here is your chance to see the city through the eyes of artist and Bay Area native, Lance Rivers!

In conjunction with the Lance-scape Architecture exhibition, Lance Rivers and guest curator Colter Jacobsen will be guiding a city walk throughout San Francisco. This one day exhibition program is an opportunity to explore the urban jungle and get an intimate experience with Lance Rivers.

On the walk you will see some of the urban sites Rivers has painted as well as observe the architectural nuances of the city. This meditative walk is not to be missed!

Space is limited. Must call to reserve in advance. (415-863-2108) 
Sliding-scale donation fee per person

The walk begins at Creativity Explored Gallery (3245 16th Street) at 11:00 am.

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