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Visual Poetry

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on May 9th, 2013

One of the courses I dearly love teaching is Visual Poetry. It is a course for Calligraphers that combines calligraphy with acrylic painting on canvas. Students in this class are also encouraged to write their own words, or use their response to other people’s words, but to make the piece personal. The approach for this class is to encourage calligraphers to use their talents with letterforms and marks as a visual and abstract expression and not be completely literal with the words involved in the art. Attempting to minimize, or stop all together the concept of painting in the background, letters in the foreground. I also encourage students to use their own handwriting as textural elements within their works. There is a lot of layering involved in the process and learning how to build the layers and write on the canvas is a big part of the class. I am offering this class in July in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. It is part of the Red Deer Summer Series  http://www.rdc.ab.ca/continuing_education/summer_at_RDC/Pages/summer_school_arts.aspx. 

This is a five day class. You can board on campus in the dorms, which are like little apartments. And it is a beautiful area, especially at this time of year.  Why don’t you bring a friend and come practice some Visual Poetry this summer. Or if your friends are not available, come by yourself and immerse yourself in art while making new friends!

The processes learned in class are first practiced in a journal. This gives student’s a start at Art Journalling as well as a permanent record of the various processes learned in the workshop.

This was done by Kris Nevius in the Berkeley, CA class.

This was done by Kris Nevius in the Berkeley, CA class.

Another piece on canvas by a Berkeley student.

Another piece on canvas by a Berkeley student.

A jurnal cover designed by another Berkeley student.

A journal cover designed by another Berkeley student.

A piece on canvas done by Dean Rubino.

A piece on canvas done by Dean Rubino.

A diptych done by a student in Berkley.

A diptych done by a student in Berkley.

A page in a student's journal.

A page in a Vicki Lee’s journal.

Done last summer by a student  in Berkeley, CA

A student’s journal page/ Done last summer by a student in Berkeley, CA

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NEW DVD

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on May 2nd, 2013

Woman w flwer brass web

Dragon 1 web

Etched Metal Book side
Now available! My newest DVD – Simple Metal Etching. This video covers 3 different methods for creating a resist on copper and/or brass to then be etched. Final pieces can be used as collage elements, book covers, jewelry and art pieces in themselves. As a special gift, we will e-mail you some PDF handouts to go with the DVD that will give you written info to back up the techniques that you will learn on the DVD. If you were going to take this class at a retreat, it would cost $80 – $100. The DVD is only $20. You can order by e-mailing me at Jacquelinesullivan@mac.com or by sending $20 via paypal to that same address. The price includes shipping to the U.S. Shipping out of the country will be quoted on an individual basis.

Jacqueline Sullivan is a teacher and mixed-media artist, with experience in graphic design, advertising and publications.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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