You will cut, tear, fold, glue, monoprint found objects, make poems and collages, and explore new ways to see and interact with what you have made. You will discover exciting possibilities, inherent in the book form, as you design in time and space. As you move back and forth between intuitive play and careful consideration, you will be astonished at what you do, even if you have never made a poem or an art object. You will learn to trust your own creative process by diving in, even when you can’t predict where it will take you. You will energize your creative self in deep and lasting ways. In the final two sessions, you will put together a unique and surprising hand-made book, using what you have accumulated during the week as raw material, as well as the personal themes you have discovered.
IMAGE-MAKING is great for anyone who wants to explore something new: beginners as well as experienced artists and writers. It is a breath of fresh air for teachers of any subject. Often family members take this workshop together. Ages 8+
Marcia Simon and Rosalind Pace met when they were undergraduates at Brown University. They first created Image Making in 1976 and have been developing it ever since. They have taught at The New School, as well as at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and several libraries and schools.
Rosalind Pace, poet, artist, teacher, was awarded a Poetry Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for 2016. Her poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, Passager, upstreet, Nimrod, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Iowa Review and others. She was Writer-in-Residence at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School from its founding in 1995 to her retirement in 2009. Before that, she was with Poets-in-the-Schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She exhibited collages at the original Provincetown Group Gallery, taught for many years at Castle Hill, and was Director of Long Point Gallery from 1995-1998. She has led a Memoirs writing group in Truro for almost twenty years. Her collages and handmade books are in public and private collections. She lives in Truro.
Marcia Simon is a writer, artist, teacher, and child and adolescent psychotherapist. Her novel, A Special Gift, was made into an ABC Afterschool Special, which won a Peabody Award. She graduated from Brown University and took classes at RISD as part of her concentration in Art. She has an MA in History of Art from Yale, studied book arts with Marian Parry at the Radcliffe Institute, and received an MS in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University. She also studied with Budd Hopkins, Alan Dugan, Alan Feldman, Dorianne Laux and Joe Millar.