The CREATIVE JAM is a weekend of interdisciplinary creative workshops with participants jamming on a common theme. From the realms of photography, fabric, visual art and creative writing, four facilitators will guide individuals and groups through a process of learning through active creativity. There are five 2.5 hour workshop time slots over three days. These will be “hands on” creative opportunity for the participants. There are also mixers, where participants and facilitators get to interact and you’ll also get a chance to try out another artistic medium!
The weekend will open with a meet and greet on Friday evening around 6 o’clock, and end on Sunday with a public presentation of the works and efforts of the participants.
In case you want to wet your appetite a sneak peek at a couple of the facilitators:
From the Realm of Photography we are inviting Curtis Cunningham to come join us. He is a freelance photography and graphic designer from Smithers who can be found at www.photistry.com.
Creative Writing will be facilitated by Sheila Peters, another wonderful Smithers based artist. She has just recently published her first novel, but is perhaps better known for her work with Creekstone press and it’s recent publication The Enpipe Line: 70,000 km of poetry written in resistance to the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. She can be found on line at: http://sheilapeters.com/
In the Visual Arts portion of the weekend, we are bringing up Leslie Redhead. An award winning watercolourist known for her unique poured watercolours, wherein she uses liquid watercolor and literally pours the paint onto the paper. Leslie can be found athttp://leslieredheadart.blogspot.ca/
We have also been lucky to receive a generous donation from Opus Framing and Art Supplies for the visual Arts portion of the workshop. For more about Opus see :http://opusartsupplies.com/
I will be putting a little brochure together soon with application information, and a bit about our facilitators. Last year Photography was a sold out show as was the Fine Arts portion of the workshop. You will need to register early to ensure your spot! Stay tuned for I will be posting the applications shortly after Christmas.