This workshop welcomes all levels and types of artists to acquire some of the processes used to create and develop mixed mediums on and with paper. On the first day, the instructor will demonstrate both dry and wet medium methods on a variety of used and new paper materials. Participants will then work to create a series of 4-5 pieces to be attached to sturdy surfaces. This will consist of either heavy weight paper or wood panels. Participants can further develop these as they choose.
The instructor will demonstrate various uses and integrations of unfinished drawings, prints, and scraps of paper. Participants will learn how to use and apply adhesives and methods of sealing finished works on paper and panels.
The progress of each participant will be encouraged and guided by the instructor. In addition, the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School allows the instructor to make available 3-4 relevant artworks from the permanent collection. The purpose of this privilege is to inspiration and engender improved understanding of the processes used during the workshop.
As is often the case in a group setting, cross-pollination occurs and is welcome. The culmination of effort in this workshop will be to facilitate each person’s creative expression by sharing with them application processes and being attentive to individual goals.
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.