Surrealist Techniques

June 11th, 2023 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Taun Relihan
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $95
Scholarship available; click here to apply.

This is an in-person workshop. As of January 2023, masks are strongly encouraged but not required unless otherwise indicated. 

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.  

>> Prerequisite: None <<

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

Date & Time: Sunday, June 11, 2023 :: 1-5pm

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

NOTE: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class. Registration will close three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. 

About the Instructor | Taun Relihan (she/her)

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:

“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.”

"She was excellent, very patient and compassionate."

"This is my second workshop with Taun. She is generous with her knowledge and brings lots of material to the class."

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States