We’ll be at Fernfest on Saturday, June 17 doing a free Art-Making Workshop in the Field of Dreams. Adults and kids can make the rounds of the various art stations: mono-printing, potato printing, Japanese marbling, printing with carved erasers, and drawing. At each station, facilitators show participants what to do. Anyone can enter into the magic of these processes and create wonderful images without any previous experience
The theme of the day is the water-life in the watershed of Rock Bay Creek, like BUGS, BEES, FROGS, FERNS, FRONDS, WATER, BIRDS, DUCKS, GEESE, RAVENS, SALAMANDERS, CATTAILS.
The artists take some work home and leave some with us. Each artwork will be digitized to become the layered imagery that will appear on signs to mark the presence of Rock Bay Creek which flows in culverts below our feet.
We could use a number of volunteers since it’s an all day affair, 9:30 – 4:30 (even just a portion of time). First of all, you don’t need to be an artist or have any art experience. The four or five techniques we’ll be offering are straight forward and easy to teach. This doesn’t mean they’re just for kindergarten kids. They’re techniques that important artists have used — and they’re really fun. If you’d like to volunteer, contact Dotter at 250-385-7692.