Alchemy, Art and Applications for Creative Projects

$ 95.00

August 12th, 2017 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Taun Relihan
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 12th, 2017 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: August 12th, 2017 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

From Durer and Jung to Surrealists Breton, Ernst, and Varo, by Alchemical theory and illustrations. With exquisitely rendered emblems, diagrams and illustrations meant to both explain and hide their experiments, experiences and processes Alchemists provided endless sources of inspiration for artists.

In this workshop students will learn about the history behind Alchemy and also discuss the goals and aspriations of practicing Alchemists while reviewing the Alchemical Opus. The instructor will then lead students through identifying ways to incorporate these influences into their own art through a collage exercise. Each student will leave class with their own artwork on paper and a wealth of Alchemical knowledge.

Materials to Bring: Colored pens & pencils; images (ie magazine), interesting small objects capable of being glued onto a surface, shining things; small box or other strong structure if student wants to do assemblage. 

Workshop + Materials Fee: $95.00

Date & Time: Saturday, August 12, 2017 :: 1-5pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Taun Relihan

Taun Relihan is a conceptual and book artist, photographer, poet, novelist and play write. She has a doctorate in Integral Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a dissertation on renewal by vision in the lives and creative process work of a group of creative writers. She also has a Master’s Degree in Arts and Consciousness from John F. Kennedy University. She is fascinated the role of wonder, mystery and renewal in the creative process as well as in the completed art work. She studied Alchemy extensively as part of her doctoral work and uses Alchemical themes and influences in her own work. She wrote one of the essays on Alchemy for the “Superstition” exhibit at The San Francisco Center for the Book. A copy of that essay will be available to each participant.

Past Student Reviews:

“The instructor was very knowledgeable about the topic and gave us several resources to look up and continue learning at home.”

“Taun was excellent!  Very friendly and knowledgeable about the topic.”


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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
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