Environmental Art & Dry Stone Walling Workshop Newfoundland Summer 2014

Please join Dan for a 5-day environmental art and dry stone walling workshop this summer in the spectacular coastal setting of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada.

DATE: Sunday July 27 – Thursday July 31, 2014. Participants interested in a 2-day workshop, are welcome to join in on the Wednesday/Thursday of the 5-day workshop.

LOCATION: English Harbour Arts Centre, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the workshop is to discover terrestrial habitats, artifacts, microcosms and vistas that excite curiosity and wonder about a place, identify existing order and disorder for the purpose of exploring ways art can be an evolutionary partner with the environment, and to seek out conditions conducive to the development of creative interrelationships with the natural world. The workshop will take a hands-on approach to making art that springs from, and is absorbed by, its surroundings.

Initially, participants will employ writing and sketching to record their impressions of the English Harbour environs. Focused attention will lead to the assessment of possibilities for action on the land. The second day will be for working in small scale, crafting three-dimensional models. Participants will develop a feel for materials and their potential for form making. The last three days of the workshop will be devoted to the construction of an environmental art piece. Stone will be the principal element with the possible introduction of other natural materials.Instruction in building with loose stone will include identifying each stone for its best use, applying four basic principles for strong construction, and practicing safe shifting and lifting methods.

Registration & information available on the English Harbour Arts Centre website. The Art Centre is more than happy to help with travel planning and can recommend great places to stay. For more information about the workshop, please contact Deb Wickwire by email at jwick911@yahoo.com or Kim Paddon by email at kimpaddon@gmail.com or by phone at 709-738-3218. Please feel free to be in touch with any questions. Hope to see you there!

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