Virginia is honored to be a guest instructor at
Magical / Radical Art + Writing Retreat: Visual Stories
Folio Journal + Mixed Media Book Arts Workshop
A Space for Words and Working with What Is
Portland, Oregon August 25-27
All supplies + light meals are included.
Scholarships + sliding scale tuitions are available. Free + reduced spots for people of color + folks whose marginalization prohibits participation in such retreats. Please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collecting and cultivating the personal material for creation of folios of mixed media works that can stand alone as art pieces OR be bound in a visual journal / alternative books.
Daily circle featuring guest teachers with prompts for writing and exploring themes:
- Personal, collective + cosmic story
- On being a good ancestor
- Grief, joy, resistance, shame, resilience, justice
- Narratives of the body + visually mapping its truth
- Archetypal + mytho-poetic lenses featuring astro, tarot, moon study, plant medicine and more
Space and materials to turn your writing into visual artifacts using a variety of media:
- Natural dye processes like indigo, plant dyes, eco printing and botanical bundling
- Alternative textiles, cyanotype cloth prints, fiber arts + talismanic weaving + macrame processes
- Handmade paper, vintage ephemera, stitching, beading
- Walnut, India, iridescent inks / gouache / acrylics
- Drawing + painting lessons with unconventional and luxurious media
- Large mixed media folio page creations / visual journal / book binding / alternative artist book creation