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Art In Motion – Children’s Summer Arts Camps with Elizabeth Craig

February 27th, 2011 by

Collage and Hand-Embellished Papers (Ages 6 and up)
June 27th – July 1st , 10 am – 12:00 noon

Using the process of layering materials, students will explore a variety of painting techniques and surface design to create beautifully hand colored and collaged papers. These papers can be used to create weavings, personal journals, self-portraits, adorned treasure or keepsake boxes, and much more. Students will decide how they will transform their papers to create one or two finished pieces. Cost $150

Sculpting from the Heart and Soul (For girls 10 and up)
July 11th -15th, 10am – 12:30pm/em

You’re invited to come experience a special personal journey. Participants will create a symbolic representation in the form of a figure /doll, that focuses on who or what inspires them. We will use wire, fiber, fabric,clay and other embellishments to create two unique characters. Cost $155

Folk Art Masks (Ages 7 and Up)
August 1st – 5th, 10 am – 12 pm

Using a combination of clay, paper mache, canvas and paint, children will create small masks of an animal or character of their choosing. The masks will be combined with a 2-dimensional canvas body that will be painted and embellished for a finished wall hanging. These masks and canvas bodies are inspired by folk art from Mexico. Cost: $150

Miniature Tree Dwelling Constructions (Ages 4 & up)
August 8th – 12th, 10am – 12 pm

Using sturdy branches as an armature, along with a variety of natural and fabricated materials children will construct their own dwelling within the branches of their tree. They will spend time designing the components of their dwelling before beginning the constructions. Sculpey clay and wire will be used to create animals, fairies, people or whatever critters they might imagine inhabiting their dwelling. Cost: $150

Sculpting Figures with Wire and Mixed Media (Ages 7 & Up)
July 18th – 22nd, 10 am – 12 pm

Children’s artistic imagination goes 3-D. Using wire, clay, fabric and fibers; animals, action figures, dolls and imaginary characters come to life. Children will complete one or two sculptures adding details daily. ( 6 year olds a possibility with adult support) Cost: $150

To register, send a 50% NON-refundable deposit along with this form to:
Art in Motion, 219 SE 29th Ave., Portland, OR 97214, or call Elizabeth Craig at 503-232-6642, or email Elizabeth Craig at [email protected]
Students are not considered registered until their deposit is received.

Free Introductory Performance Workshop

February 17th, 2011 by

Your Performance In Art & Life
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7:30pm – 10pm

Location: Hipbone Studio:1874 E. Burnside #104, Portland (enter from parking lot)
For reservations or information contact: Anet Ris-Kelman at 503-777-5879

A unique experiential approach that brings joy, mindfulness, imagination, spontaneity & play into the creative process and performance.

Using experimental theater techniques developed by Scott Kelman (from influences as diverse as the Open Theater, Eastern Culture and Western Jazz), and Anet’s extensive background in dance and movement improvisation, we will explore:

* Developing Mindfulness and Presence
* Generating creative impulses, imagery, states of being and character through movement and body awareness.
* Playing with the expressive possibilities of movement, sound and spoken word.
* Improvising using rhythm and energy within an aesthetic form that encourages authenticity.
attaining & projecting presence
* “Radical” listening
* Collaborating in ensemble through empathy.
* Spatial awareness and its impact.
* Communicating with an audience
* Ceveloping semi structured improvisations to develop emerging material.
* Working from a foundation of joy & alert relaxation in both life & art.

Anet Ris-Kelman was Scott Kelman’s assistant for over 10 years, is a member of the Tuesday Group & performs in Portland & LA. She danced professionally in NYC with Daniel Nagrin’s improvisation group, ‘The Workgroup’, and in LA with the ‘Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble”, among others. Her video art poems won a national prize and have shown internationally. She has received grants from the City of LA for theater and video projects.

What people are saying about the workshops:

“This amazing work, that Anet teaches so brilliantly, has informed and benefited everything I have done: as a teacher, workshop facilitator, performer, mindset coach, and entrepreneur.

“Can ‘presence’ be taught?” Anet proves that the answer to that question is a resounding yes! This work rocks!”

“These are invaluable tools for performance that enable greater focus & fresh approaches.”

“Anet is a wonderfully direct and present teacher and the work is deeply challenging and fun.”

“This work helped me to be more conscious-in-self rather than self-conscious.”

“transformative”, “direct skill training in how to stay present”, “fun”