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Portland, OR: Magical/Radical Writing and Art Retreat

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:

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