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Haiga is an ancient Japanese art form that combines a Haiku poem with a very simple painted image, using pens, ink and a touch of watercolor. To start off the first of the two sessions, Haiga artist, Dorothy Matthews will introduce us to the world of Haiku poetry, chat a bit about the use of watercolor paints, then show examples of Haiga that will prompt you to exclaim, 'I can do that in my journal... or on our trip...or even in my yard!'...And you can!
The conversation will continue with demos, tips & hints, plus thoughts on approaches and resources. As the 1st session closes, participants will be encouraged to give it a try at home, and then show & share their Haiga creations with the group at the beginning of session 2 on March 12th .
An ‘around the house’ list of supplies will be provided in your registration confirmation email. These sessions promise to be lively - with comments, Q&As, creativity and laughter.
We will present Creative Conversations in a two-session format. The first session will be a presentation of recent work by a guest artist. The second session will be a group sharing of participant's work inspired by the presentation.
These events will be held each month on the first and second Friday of the month. The subject will change each month.
Participants are encouraged to gather the following “around the house” items to have handy for the first session of the Haiga Creative Conversation, as well as for the at-home creative challenge. Don’t fret if an item isn’t available: Innovation is the key word for these Conversations.
Dorothy Mathews has spent decades walking the art path with adults, in media that range from clay to watercolor. This journey led artist Dorothy to Haiga – an art form that uses minimum materials along with an open, creative mindset. Haiga relies on life experiences as well as artful, lighthearted observations of nature....which also describes Dorothy!