While weaving…

imageFrom Kimbell Art Museum 

Even though I’m listening to an audio book while weaving, my mind still wanders.  Lately, I feel kind of in flux as far as where I want to go next with my designs and my weaving.  One of the things I was thinking about was taking a watercolor class (or other art class), but I know I don’t want to devote that much time to it.  I was reminded of the education workshops given by the Kimbell.

The Friday Workshop

Spark your intellectual curiosity and creativity during afternoon programs that combine thematic gallery tours with hands-on art activities for adults of all ages. A light snack from the Buffet Restaurant is included. The materials fee for each workshop is $15 ($12 for Kimbell members). To register, call 817-332-8451, ext. 297.

Picturing Still Lifes
Friday, February 12
2–4 p.m.
Spark your intellectual curiosity and creativity in this program that combines thematic gallery tours with hands-on art activities.

Rhythm in Nature
Friday, March 05
2–4 p.m.
Landscape paintings in the special exhibition “From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern” inspire our investigation of how nature is organized and abstracted by old and modern masters.

Seasonal Change in Asian Painting
Friday, April 23
2–4 p.m.
Snow on blossoming branches or abundant displays of harvest fruits are among the most beloved evocations of seasonal transformation in Chinese and Japanese paintings. Gallery tours highlight examples in the Kimbell’s collection before participants begin a related studio art activity.

Eye for Fashion
Friday, June 11
2–4 p.m.
From Italian brocades to 1930s haute couture, an in-depth exploration of historic dress represented in European paintings sets the stage for a mixed media activity focusing on texture and color.

I think taking a couple of these workshops might be just the spark I need to get me moving again.  Although, today while waiting for the oil change on my car, I did sketch out a couple of designs.  Will need to get out the graph paper and see if I can translate those sketches into something usable. So, all in all, a pretty exciting day!

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