Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"INSPIRE ME" My new class beginning @ The Athenaeum, La Jolla on Sept. 23rd

My new class 'INSPIRE ME" will begin next Wed. Sept. 23rd @ The Athenaeum, La Jolla.  ALL ARE WELCOME & I would love to have some new students!  So if you live in the San Diego area & have always wanted to explore new media then this is the class for you!  Please see the description below. You can register online @ http://www.ljathenaeum.org/art-classes or call 
The Athenaeum, 858 454 5872

Rivian demonstrating stencils & spray painting
Students, group project
Students, group project
Students, group project


For many of us who practice "ART' of some sort, one of the major challenges is "What do I paint"? Or, what new materials can I find to ”INSPIRE ME” to make ART that will be relevant to me"? The focus of this nine week studio class will be just that: learning how & where to look for ideas, resources & inspiration to help us get going on MAKING ART. You will have the opportunity to get in touch with your unique way of CREATING ART, whether through traditional painting (abstract or representational) &/or mixed media. Some of the many media & processes with which you will have a chance to experiment besides painting include: plaster, water soluble pastels, pumice, gold & silver leaf, photo transfer, monotype, various gels & glues, & collage using many diverse materials.

Through DVDs, online sources, and books we will look at renown artists- traditional & contemporary to see what we can learn from them, how we can benefit from their experience in our own work and relate it to the time in which we live. Where did they find their subject matter, what inspires artists working today? Of course current society is drastically different from earlier centuries, you can take advantage of this difference by searching for inspiration in personal experience, photos, ( yours & others), mass media, films, popular culture, such as comics, popular music, virtual worlds, theater, dance & T.V. Each student will be provided personal access to images of artists whose work is cutting edge, artists who are not afraid to take chances, to invent NEW WAYS of making ART! With demonstration you will be exposed to new techniques & materials that will excite & inspire you! If you have questions, feel free to e-mail Rivian
at 4choux@sbcglobal.net or via http://www.rivianbutikofer.com. http://rivian- shareart.blogspot.com