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      Karen Kaapcke-Metaphor and Memory/Painting Life’s Events in Lowell


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      May 7, 2020

      Thursday   9:00 AM

      11650 Downes Street Northeast
      Lowell, Michigan 49331

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      Karen Kaapcke-Metaphor and Memory/Painting Life’s Events

      The very act of painting and drawing can open up memories as we journey deeper into our mind’s usually hidden realm.  Often we can suggest a memory and our work can bring us closer, help us flesh it out. As the work starts to resonate there will be moments full of meaning we can notice and develop if we trust in what the work is saying and in our abilities to ‘draw it out’. This workshop will explore the way in which we can paint and draw out of our memories of our life’s events, working within the spectrum of basic to advanced figure drawing and compositional skills to articulate these powerful metaphors.    Though primarily a painting and drawing workshop I will be open to using other media. Photographs may be used as a springboard or reminder but not as images to be copied. The emphasis will be on how as the student struggles to visualize and imagine memories, when memories are not ‘given’, an emotional truth deeper than a photo might emerge.  Thus, we will also explore the boundary between memory and imagination allowing both interplay. The first day will be mainly a focus on ways of painting and drawing the figure that enable one to build up convincing forms from memory.   Each subsequent day we will build on this. There will be frequent personal demos, often spontaneous group demos, and an emphasis on individual instruction as each student finds their own voice in this process. www.karenkaapcke.weebly.com

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