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Online Workshop: Creativity and Connection During COVID-19 with Heather Blume + Lise Motherwell
January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
January 14 – February 18 | Thursdays, 4-5:30pm | $115 for members, $125 for non-members
The pandemic has brought many changes to our lives: social distancing, mask-wearing, inability to travel, separation from family and friends, virtual connections and a slower paced life. It can leave one feeling isolated and uninspired. But, “No! This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” (Toni Morrison, 2015). In this course, we will use art, words and connection to build on our resilience and spark creativity in the face of COVID. Each week we will provide different prompts for you to create art and then share both the work and the stories that inspired them. You do not need to be an artist to take this course—just a sense of curiosity and a willingness to take risks.
Heather Blume graduated from the University of Florida with a BFA summa cum laude in painting, from the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art with an MFA cum laude in sculpture and completed the Advanced Art Appraisal Certificate Program at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Currently she exhibits her artwork on a regular basis. Several of her sculptures have been added to the permanent collections of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Cahoon Museum of American Art. She is also featured in the book, Cape Cod Contemporary Artists, People and Places by Deborah Foreman. Internationally, her works are included in the permanent collections of the British Museum, and the Royal Coin Cabinet of Sweden in Stockholm.
Blume is the recipient of several art awards and grants some of which include the State of Florida, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists and her work is listed in the registry of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
In tandem with her studio practice, Blume has been professionally teaching art and giving workshops for over 20 years. Her teaching philosophy is based on combining the fundamentals of western art with intuitive creative processes and her practice focuses on the current import of nature in relation to the human condition.