Keeping a Visual Journal

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Instructors: Ingrid Ellison
Date: March 9-10, 2019, 10am-3pm

I absolutely love my journals, I always say they are the first thing I would grab in a fire. They have become over the last few years a way for me to record my life in pictures, symbols, and thoughts. I use mine for both painting and writing. Sometimes they just contain lists, sometimes I draw or paint from life. This is the place where I work out ideas for bigger paintings and projects, where I record what inspires me and where I stick things I don't want to lose. 

In this two day workshop participants will be introduced to a variety of materials and processes both traditional and unconventional for capturing daily inspiration on a painted page. Whatever the motivation behind keeping a journal, I hope you will find some new tools and techniques to start you on your way.

Artist, poet, gardener, chef, etc. this class is suitable for anyone and any level.

Workshop Cost:  200-

Supply Fee:  10-

Brief Bio:  Ingrid Ellison is a painter and arts educator working in oil, mixed media and printmaking. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Ingrid’s earliest memories of Maine were floating aboard a little sloop amidst the fog and rocks of the coastline during family vacations.  Since moving to Maine in 2007 Ingrid has exhibited at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Åarhus Gallery, the University of Maine Bangor, the Cynthia Winings Gallery and AVA Gallery and Center for the Arts. 

Ingrid Ellison is a graduate of Skidmore College and earned her MFA from American University. As an undergraduate she spent a year studying printmaking at Il Bisonte in Florence, Italy. A consummate learner, Ingrid has participated in residencies and workshops notably at the Vermont Studio Center, Maine College of Art, and Castle Hill Center for the Arts.  Ingrid has a passion for sharing what she does with a greater community and makes connections with students both school aged and adult.


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