Tree Spirit Art Dolls
Date: August 13
9:30am - 12:30pm
(in the upstairs studio)
Materials fee: $5
Maximum students: 10; minimum of 5, ages 15 and up
In this workshop we will construct art doll sculptures, with the tree spirit as the theme. Using clay faces, found materials, and mixed media, such as beads, cloth and paints, each person will create a sculpture that has special meaning and is a unique personal expression. We will explore personal symbolism and motifs as the dolls are constructed, incorporating individuality into the finished product.
No experience necessary.
Students should bring whatever materials might be useful such as fabric, embellishments such as beads, ribbon, shells, stones or feathers.
To Register: Stop in at Woods Hall Craft Shop next to St. John’s Church in La Pointe, or call 715-747-3943 or 651-900-4120.
Joan Molloy Slack brings her art to many facets of her life. She is a fiber artist working primarily in “pictorial” felt-making, where fiber is used to “paint” 2-dimensional artwork. She is also ceramicist, working in a variety of ways with clay to create sculpture and pottery. She has been teaching for over 25 years, and offers art classes and workshops year-round. For the last 15 years she has been traveling and leading art related tours to Ireland, Scotland, France and Mexico. She offers new tours and workshops each year around the world, which she writes about on her blog at Authentic Travel and Tours. Joan is also a travel writer, and enjoys writing about creative people, interesting places and positive collaborations that are changing the world.
Joan holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts and is the former Curator at the Tweed Museum in Duluth. When not on Madeline Island she is at her gallery and studio, Riverrun Center for the Arts in McNaughton, Wisconsin. Contact Joan at email@example.com or 715-550-0858 (cell) or 715-277-4224 (business) with any questions about the classes.