Outside the Lines: Alchemical Vessels

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August 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

With Ellen Cornett

Our Alchemical Vessels Workshop is a three part series within Outside the Lines. Make your own vessel with our 2017 Alchemical Vessels artists!

Creative expression is often used in the healing process and it is at the core of Smith Center’s philosophy, but fear of judgment and “not being an artist” can often prevent us from tapping into its healing power. Join us for Outside the Lines, where a facilitator will help you reclaim art-making as a healing tool through guided creative projects. Participants who feel comfortable working on their own projects are also welcome to do so. Our extensive collection of supplies is available for all to use.

This series will be held the first & third Wednesday of each month. Upcoming sessions will be held:

  • July 19
  • August 2
  • August 16

Suggested donation: $15 per class

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

About Ellen Cornett

Working in charcoal, carbon pencil and pastel, I create surreal tableaux frequently referencing fairy tales, poems and rhymes. While the subject matter of each image varies widely, a number of common motifs, such as human figures with animal heads, and animals in carts or on wheels, tie them together and make them seem like moments in one long, overarching plot. I strive to make something intriguing and meaningful from well-recognized sources, manipulating characters into odd vignettes of conflict, misunderstanding, and relationships gone awry.



August 16, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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