Surrealist Techniques for Book Arts

$ 95.00

September 8th, 2019 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Taun Relihan
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: September 8th, 2019 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: September 8th, 2019 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

The Surrealists permanently changed the way we see the world. They developed powerful and sustaining methods for the artist to connect to the deepest layers of the self and the psyche and to engage the viewer in these depths through the work of art. They pioneered radical visual and writing techniques for evoking powerful responses in the viewer. How did they do that? How can we do this in our own creative work? This class will present a brief history of Surrealism and discuss the principles and techniques of the Surrealist methods as a “way of working” that can be applied to our own arts projects. Students will be guided through creating a collage/assemblage applying the principles and practices of Surrealism. 

Materials to Bring: Colored pens; pencils; journal, if desired; magazines to be used in collage.

Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $95.00

Date & Time: Sunday, September 8, 2019 :: 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, poet, novelist, photographer, and playwright. She has a doctorate in Integral Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a dissertation on renewal by vision. She also has a Masters Degree in Arts and Consciousness from John F. Kennedy University. She is fascinated by the role of wonder, vision, mystery and renewal in the creative process and in the completed art work.

Past Student Reviews:

“The instructor was very welcoming. She is very well versed in the topic of surrealism and clearly loves it. She thinks about how to describe it on many levels. The instructor is exceedingly gracious and generous. She brought an amazing set of materials to class, including her book collection of hard to find books. She prepared a deep bibliography and really focuses on helping students learn more about surrealism. She is kind and a gracious host.” 

[What did you like most about the workshop?] “Taun's comprehensive overview of the history, artists and influence of surrealism.”

“Taun's reference materials, bibliography and demonstration of a broad range of artists media to create a piece of work was very helpful and well considered. Taun is a kind and generous teacher.”

“Generous, knowledgeable and kind.”

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