Visual Haiku with Serena Barton
When: March 6 & 7 from 1 - 3 Eastern Time
Live and Recorded class on Zoom. All Students will have access to the recording
This workshop introduces you to a way of creating abstract or semi-abstract pieces through experimentation, adding elements, subtracting elements, and joyful play. We’ll explore using traditional haiku by Japanese masters as inspirations for creating atmospheric visual responses to these poems. I’ll provide you a PDF booklet of tips and images, as well as many haiku to inspire you.
Traditional haiku poetry describes a world of seeing, listening, smelling, tasting, and feeling in the recording of a single moment. A haiku has three lines and seventeen syllables. Each haiku corresponds to one of the four seasons. Haiku create a mood which may be content, lonely, bittersweet, ironic, or humorous.
We’ll use acrylic paint, various acrylic mediums, inks, collage papers, ephemera, mark-making tools and your imagination to fashion pieces that express your vision. We’ll have demonstrations, time to work, and time for sharing and questions.
I love this layered method of creating as it is impossible to ruin your work! “Mistakes” may turn out to be happy accidents or may easily be transformed into something you love. You can experiment with confidence and curiosity in this workshop. The watchword for this workshop is, “Experiment!” You’ll build up layers, incise, scribble, scrape back, and texture your work, allowing each piece to tell its own story.
Link to Supply List PDF