Art Workshops with Nancy Edwards
Edwards is an artist and a poet with a degree in
Education. Vivid color
and texture captivates Nancy because it shows a sense of fun and
adventure. She enjoys expressing life and all its phases in her artwork
and helping others do the same. She has been trained in watercolor,
Sumi-e, collage, oils, and clay.
She has taught all ages from preschool
through adults; as an art instructor for K-6th grades and as a visiting
artist for the Rehabilitation Hospital of
the Pacific. In Hawaii she was chosen as the Creative Arts
for a church based curriculum and was an art specialist in a
public school. Previously she was an art coordinator
for a community
access program for individuals with disabilities in Pierce County.
|| Art Classes
for adults, children, and parent-child combined are available in
acrylics and collage.
Brush Painting (Sumi-e) we learn the simple
techniques used for centuries in Japan and
China. Learning first to paint bamboo; then painting a variety
of other symbols of nature.
class we learn to write simple Haiku poems in the 5-7-5 ancient
Japanese custom and learn an easy technique for continuous line drawing
where you sketch what you directly see.Besides the Haiku technique,
Nancy also teaches you to write your own free form Poetry, expressing
what is in your heart.
Psalms will involve reading various psalms and painting
what you feel. We will also learn to write our own psalms. Great for
individuals or groups to work as a team.
||Soul Collage is a technique where we
combine bits of collage materials on a card about 5" x 8" that can
either honor special people in your life or various parts of yourself.
For example your "playful self", your "nurturing self", " lonely",
"meditative", or "adventurous self" could all be collaged on special
cards. This is a great small group activity as we discuss cards after
Painting in Silk we
use a watercolor
technique to paint on silk.Using either hoops of silk for hanging in
windows or silk scarves that can be worn or framed. The colors are as
bold as you want them to be and for the wearable silk we use a
colorfast steamed technique.
learning to listen to the still voice that is within
explore a room full of colors, papers and brushes being as innovative,
free, meditative or serious as you wish.
for the Healing
Heart is great for people who need to heal from
life’s ups and
downs and learning to deal with cancer and other medical
for the Grieving Heart is for those who are
working through the loss of a loved one.
Some of the classes,
weather permitting, can be plein-air
in the gardens.
Contact Nancy Edwards for more
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