Blooms, Buds, & Books: Mixed-media
Friday & Saturday, March 22 – March 23, 2024
10:00am – 4:00pm
One of art’s oldest subjects – the Garden – is the framework for this new 2-day consecutive, mixed-media workshop that combines both art and literature designed to explore one’s connections to art, nature and a good book!
On Day-1, “Articulturlists” / participants will create LARGE floral artworks using a variety of artist’s tools, media and techniques, including: watercolour and acrylics, India-ink, collage, charcoal, dry-pastels, graphite, and more.
On Day-2, we’ll ‘grow’ some of these into wonderful, small, handmade books. Participants are encouraged to bring in some words, short poems or bits of prose that can be added to the pages to enrich their story!
Nurture your creative green-thumb! This course is for people of all ages, and all skill levels, who like to draw and paint large…and make books!
Michael Peters is a practicing visual artist and a retired design professional living in Nova Scotia.
His work spans over four decades of interdisciplinary creative experiences involving: drawing, painting, photography, graphic and environmental design, 3-D design and teaching at a variety of scholastic levels. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree 1977 (painting and photography) from Mount Allison University, and a Master of Design degree 2012 from NSCAD University (with a focus on participatory design). He was a full-time professor at Sheridan College, teaching courses in art and design, and has enjoyed teaching classes at our School since 2018.
In addition to his work as a design educator, Michael was a design professional at the Royal Ontario Museum and with prominent Canadian design firms involved the development of international museums and galleries, corporate identity programs, web and print communications and wayfinding / signage programs for a range of cultural, corporate, and government organizations.