This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with artist & sculptor Liz Lescault

Art Lab Session 2: Doodling and Collage

(formerly The Art of Doodling)

“I learned about doodling as a meditative practice. I will use that in the future. And I really enjoyed connecting with others.”

  – Art of Doodling Program Participant

 

Art Lab is designed for both novices and experienced artists.

In our August session, we will be doodling and then collaging with our doodles, and we may combine torn or cutout images from other sources. We will explore ideas and storytelling related to our collages. Come to this session with a few simple ideas, themes or subjects you want to explore.

Doodling is spontaneous, uncensored drawing. Doodling helps us process our emotions, alleviate stress and develop new possibilities for creative expression.

Art Lab will be about making art as well as the different ways we experience art and how it affects us. We will integrate movement and playful sharing into our art making experience sharing insights, joys and concerns.

You are invited to come to one, some or all of the workshops as the spirit moves you.

Suggested Materials*:

*any collage materials and supplies you may already have will work just as well for this project; the materials suggested below are just some of my favorites.

  • 4 sheets of 8×11 paper or larger / 32 (minimum weight) – for doodling
  • 2 sheets 11×14″ paper or larger / 65 (minimum weight) – for background or base of collage
  • Clear 2″ or wider heavy duty packing tape – for transfers
  • Container – for soaking tape & image
  • InkJet printer – for copies of doodles and/or printed materials
    • You can make copies either before or during our Zoom session. Create some doodles at home and/or find images that you can make copies of. Repetition is an important element in collage.
  • Scissors
    • Suggested: SINGER 00557 4-1/2-Inch ProSeries Detail Scissors with Nano Tip, Teal (Amazon Smile)
  • Glue stick
    • Suggested: UHU Stic – Clear Glue Stick (Amazon Smile)
  • School pencil and/or mechanical pencil
  • Fine-tipped & ultra fine-tipped magic markers and/or fine-tipped colored markers
    • Suggested: Sharpies
  • Optional
    • Mod Podge glue
    • Images from any source that you might want to combine with your doodles
    • Colored pencils (Suggested: Prismacolor Premier soft core on Amazon Smile)
    • Watercolor markers or brush pens (Suggested: ARTEZA Real Brush Pens, 24Colors for Watercolor Painting on Amazon Smile)

Art Lab (formerly The Art of Doodling) will be offered monthly on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

Participants are encouraged to drop-in for any session – new themes and projects will be introduced each month.

This hands-on workshop series is for novices and experienced artists.

Upcoming Dates: 

  • August 19
  • September 16

Suggested Donation: $15


About Liz Lescault

Liz Lescault, a visual artist and sculptor, has practiced and taught art for over 40 years. Liz is Coordinator of the DC InterPlay Metro Region and is a member of the DC InterPlay Board. Liz leads Open Gathering days for InterPlay DC and organizes and leads workshops regionally and nationally.

Liz melds her art, teaching and personal philosophy with InterPlay wisdom, tools and forms.

Formerly, Liz, was a hotline crisis counselor, for various suicide prevention lifelines and The Trevor Project providing help for LGBTQ youth in crisis.

Liz also led InterPlay for elders with chronic illness and cognitive disabilities at Iona Senior Center up to the Covid shutdown and is looking forward to leading online programs for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.

https://www.lizlescault.com/home

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with artist & sculptor Liz Lescault

Art Lab Session 1: Doodling and Collage

“I learned about doodling as a meditative practice. I will use that in the future. And I really enjoyed connecting with others.”

  – Art of Doodling Program Participant

 

The Art Lab series is designed for both novices and experienced artists.

In our initial Art Lab session we will be doodling and then collaging with our doodles, and we may combine torn or cutout images from other sources. We will explore ideas and storytelling related to our collages. Come to this session with a few simple ideas, themes or subjects you want to explore.

Doodling is spontaneous, uncensored drawing. Doodling helps us process our emotions, alleviate stress and develop new possibilities for creative expression.

Art Lab will be about making art as well as the different ways we experience art and how it affects us. We will integrate movement and playful sharing into our art making experience sharing insights, joys and concerns.

“The Art of Doodling” is a series of workshops that will encompass abstract and minimally representational drawing. Themes include radiating designs, symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns, imaginary beasts, fantasy figures, graphic stories and sacred symbols. You are invited to come to one, some or all of the workshops as the spirit moves you.

Suggested Materials*:

*any collage materials and supplies you may already have will work just as well for this project; the materials suggested below are just some of my favorites.

  • 8 sheets of 8×11 paper or larger / 28 (minimum weight) – 60 pound paper
  • Scissors
    • Suggested: SINGER 00557 4-1/2-Inch ProSeries Detail Scissors with Nano Tip, Teal (Amazon Smile)
  • Glue stick
    • Suggested: UHU Stic – Clear Glue Stick (Amazon Smile)
  • School pencil and/or mechanical pencil
  • Fine-tipped & ultra fine-tipped magic markers and/or fine-tipped colored markers
    • Suggested: Sharpies
  • Optional
    • Mod Podge glue
    • Images from any source that you might want to combine with your doodles
    • Colored pencils (Suggested: Prismacolor Premier soft core on Amazon Smile)
    • Watercolor markers or brush pens (Suggested: ARTEZA Real Brush Pens, 24Colors for Watercolor Painting on Amazon Smile)

The Art of Doodling will be offered monthly on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

Participants are encouraged to drop-in for any session – new themes and projects will be introduced each month.

This hands-on workshop series is for novices and experienced artists.

Upcoming Dates: 

  • July 15
  • August 19

Suggested Donation: $15


About Liz Lescault

Liz Lescault, a visual artist and sculptor, has practiced and taught art for over 40 years. Liz is Coordinator of the DC InterPlay Metro Region and is a member of the DC InterPlay Board. Liz leads Open Gathering days for InterPlay DC and organizes and leads workshops regionally and nationally.

Liz melds her art, teaching and personal philosophy with InterPlay wisdom, tools and forms.

Formerly, Liz, was a hotline crisis counselor, for various suicide prevention lifelines and The Trevor Project providing help for LGBTQ youth in crisis.

Liz also led InterPlay for elders with chronic illness and cognitive disabilities at Iona Senior Center up to the Covid shutdown and is looking forward to leading online programs for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.

https://www.lizlescault.com/home

This program has been postponed. Please join us on July 15th for another Art of Doodling session.

with artist & sculptor Liz Lescault

The Art of Mixing and Layering Color

These hands-on workshops are designed for both novices and experienced artists.

In April, May and June we will play with color. We will learn a little about the science of color, about color interactions and layering. We will also explore the psychology and symbolism of color. Color holds power. Color impacts our moods, emotions, and behaviors. It can also be a source of important information about our world.

Doodling is spontaneous, uncensored drawing. Doodling helps us process our emotions, alleviate stress and develop new possibilities for creative expression.

The workshops will not just be about making art but about the different ways we experience art and how it affects us. We will integrate movement, art, and playful sharing into our art making experience and explore both the process and the product of our art practice sharing insights, joys and concerns.

“The Art of Doodling” is a series of workshops that will encompass abstract and minimally representational drawing. Themes include radiating designs, symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns, imaginary beasts, fantasy figures, graphic stories and sacred symbols. You are invited to come to one, some or all of the workshops as the spirit moves you.

Suggested Materials:

  • 8 sheets of 8×12 paper or larger
  • Hb pencil, school pencil, and/or mechanical pencil
  • colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier (softcore) or equivalent quality)
  • fine-tipped & ultra fine-tipped magic markers and/or fine-tipped colored pens
  • watercolors, watercolor paper and brushes or watercolor markers or brush pens (optional, if you have them on hand)

Recommendation for affordable high quality pens: Chameleon Fineliner Pen Sets on Amazon Smile


The Art of Doodling will be offered monthly on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

This hands-on workshop is for novices and experienced artists.

Upcoming Dates: 

  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 19

Suggested Donation: $15


About Liz Lescault

Liz Lescault, a visual artist and sculptor, has practiced and taught art for over 40 years. Liz is Coordinator of the DC InterPlay Metro Region and is a member of the DC InterPlay Board. Liz leads Open Gathering days for InterPlay DC and organizes and leads workshops regionally and nationally.

Liz melds her art, teaching and personal philosophy with InterPlay wisdom, tools and forms.

Formerly, Liz, was a hotline crisis counselor, for various suicide prevention lifelines and The Trevor Project providing help for LGBTQ youth in crisis.

Liz also led InterPlay for elders with chronic illness and cognitive disabilities at Iona Senior Center up to the Covid shutdown and is looking forward to leading online programs for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.

https://www.lizlescault.com/home

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with artist & sculptor Liz Lescault

The Art of Doodling: Dancing with Color

These hands-on workshops are designed for both novices and experienced artists.

In April, May and June we will play with color. We will learn a little about the science of color, about color interactions and layering. We will also explore the psychology and symbolism of color. Color holds power. Color impacts our moods, emotions, and behaviors. It can also be a source of important information about our world.

Doodling is spontaneous, uncensored drawing. Doodling helps us process our emotions, alleviate stress and develop new possibilities for creative expression.

The workshops will not just be about making art but about the different ways we experience art and how it affects us. We will integrate movement, art, and playful sharing into our art making experience and explore both the process and the product of our art practice sharing insights, joys and concerns.

“The Art of Doodling” is a series of workshops that will encompass abstract and minimally representational drawing. Themes include radiating designs, symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns, imaginary beasts, fantasy figures, graphic stories and sacred symbols. You are invited to come to one, some or all of the workshops as the spirit moves you.

Suggested Materials:

  • 8 sheets of 8×12 paper or larger
  • Hb pencil, school pencil, and/or mechanical pencil
  • colored pencils
  • Prismacolor Premier (soft core) or equivalent quality
  • fine-tipped & ultra fine-tipped magic markers and/or fine-tipped colored pens

Recommendation for affordable high quality pens: Chameleon Fineliner Pen Sets on Amazon Smile


The Art of Doodling will be offered monthly on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

This hands-on workshop is for novices and experienced artists.

Upcoming Dates: 

  • May 20
  • June 17

Suggested Donation: $15


About Liz Lescault

Liz Lescault, a visual artist and sculptor, has practiced and taught art for over 40 years. Liz is Coordinator of the DC InterPlay Metro Region and is a member of the DC InterPlay Board. Liz leads Open Gathering days for InterPlay DC and organizes and leads workshops regionally and nationally.

Liz melds her art, teaching and personal philosophy with InterPlay wisdom, tools and forms.

Formerly, Liz, was a hotline crisis counselor, for various suicide prevention lifelines and The Trevor Project providing help for LGBTQ youth in crisis.

Liz also led InterPlay for elders with chronic illness and cognitive disabilities at Iona Senior Center up to the Covid shutdown and is looking forward to leading online programs for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.

https://www.lizlescault.com/home

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with artist & sculptor Liz Lescault

The Art of Doodling: Dancing with Color

These hands-on workshops are designed for both novices and experienced artists.

In April, May and June we will play with color. We will learn a little about the science of color, about color interactions and layering. We will also explore the psychology and symbolism of color. Color holds power. Color impacts our moods, emotions, and behaviors. It can also be a source of important information about our world.

Doodling is spontaneous, uncensored drawing. Doodling helps us process our emotions, alleviate stress and develop new possibilities for creative expression.

The workshops will not just be about making art but about the different ways we experience art and how it affects us. We will integrate movement, art, and playful sharing into our art making experience and explore both the process and the product of our art practice sharing insights, joys and concerns.

“The Art of Doodling” is a series of workshops that will encompass abstract and minimally representational drawing. Themes include radiating designs, symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns, imaginary beasts, fantasy figures, graphic stories and sacred symbols. You are invited to come to one, some or all of the workshops as the spirit moves you.

Suggested Materials:

  • 8 sheets of 8×12 paper or larger
  • Hb pencil, school pencil, and/or mechanical pencil
  • colored pencils
  • Prismacolor Premier (soft core) or equivalent quality
  • fine-tipped & ultra fine-tipped magic markers and/or fine-tipped colored pens

Recommendation for affordable high quality pens: Chameleon Fineliner Pen Sets on Amazon Smile


The Art of Doodling will be offered monthly on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

This hands-on workshop is for novices and experienced artists.

Upcoming Dates: 

  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17

Suggested Donation: $15


About Liz Lescault

Liz Lescault, a visual artist and sculptor, has practiced and taught art for over 40 years. Liz is Coordinator of the DC InterPlay Metro Region and is a member of the DC InterPlay Board. Liz leads Open Gathering days for InterPlay DC and organizes and leads workshops regionally and nationally.

Liz melds her art, teaching and personal philosophy with InterPlay wisdom, tools and forms.

Formerly, Liz, was a hotline crisis counselor, for various suicide prevention lifelines and The Trevor Project providing help for LGBTQ youth in crisis.

Liz also led InterPlay for elders with chronic illness and cognitive disabilities at Iona Senior Center up to the Covid shutdown and is looking forward to leading online programs for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.

https://www.lizlescault.com/home

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with artist & sculptor Liz Lescault

You Have the Most Beautiful Mind - Doodle by Liz Lescault

The Art of Doodling

Doodling is spontaneous, uncensored drawing. Doodling helps us process our emotions, alleviate stress and develop new possibilities for creative expression.

These workshops will not just be about making art but about the different ways we experience art and how it affects us. We will integrate movement, art, and playful sharing into our art making experience.

We will mess about, dabble and fiddle to our heart’s content.

We will explore both the process and the product of our art practice sharing insights, joys and concerns.

“The Art of Doodling” is a series of workshops that will encompass abstract and minimally representational drawing. Themes include radiating designs, symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns, imaginary beasts, fantasy figures, graphic stories and sacred symbols. You are invited to come to one, some or all of the workshops as the spirit moves you.

Suggested Materials:

  • 6 sheets or 8×12 paper or larger
  • ruler
  • CD or other round object
  • eraser
  • colored pencils
  • fine tipped magic markers and/or fine tipped colored pens.

Recommendation for affordable high quality pens: Chameleon Fineliner Pen Sets on Amazon Smile


The Art of Doodling will be offered monthly on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

This hands-on workshop is for novices and experienced artists.

Upcoming Dates: 

  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17

Suggested Donation: $15


About Liz Lescault

Liz Lescault, a visual artist and sculptor, has practiced and taught art for over 40 years. Liz is Coordinator of the DC InterPlay Metro Region and is a member of the DC InterPlay Board. Liz leads Open Gathering days for InterPlay DC and organizes and leads workshops regionally and nationally.

Liz melds her art, teaching and personal philosophy with InterPlay wisdom, tools and forms.

Formerly, Liz, was a hotline crisis counselor, for various suicide prevention lifelines and The Trevor Project providing help for LGBTQ youth in crisis.

Liz also led InterPlay for elders with chronic illness and cognitive disabilities at Iona Senior Center up to the Covid shutdown and is looking forward to leading online programs for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.

https://www.lizlescault.com/home

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with artist & sculptor Liz Lescault

You Have the Most Beautiful Mind - Doodle by Liz Lescault

The Art of Doodling

This month’s workshop will continue to focus on simple ways of creating the illusion of three dimensional space in your doodles. We will also explore creating asymmetrical doodles.

Doodling is spontaneous, uncensored drawing. Doodling helps us process our emotions, alleviate stress and develop new possibilities for creative expression.

These workshops will not just be about making art but about the different ways we experience art and how it affects us. We will integrate movement, art, and playful sharing into our art making experience.

We will mess about, dabble and fiddle to our heart’s content.

We will explore both the process and the product of our art practice sharing insights, joys and concerns.

“The Art of Doodling” is a series of workshops that will encompass abstract and minimally representational drawing. Themes include radiating designs, symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns, imaginary beasts, fantasy figures, graphic stories and sacred symbols. You are invited to come to one, some or all of the workshops as the spirit moves you.

Suggested Materials:

  • 8 sheets or 8×12 paper or larger
  • HB sketching pencil and/or mechanical pencil
  • colored pencils
  • fine tipped magic markers (ultra fine and fine point Sharpies) and/or fine tipped colored pens.

Recommendation for affordable high quality pens: Chameleon Fineliner Pen Sets on Amazon Smile


The Art of Doodling will be offered monthly on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

This hands-on workshop is for novices and experienced artists.

Upcoming Dates: 

  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17

Suggested Donation: $15


About Liz Lescault

Liz Lescault, a visual artist and sculptor, has practiced and taught art for over 40 years. Liz is Coordinator of the DC InterPlay Metro Region and is a member of the DC InterPlay Board. Liz leads Open Gathering days for InterPlay DC and organizes and leads workshops regionally and nationally.

Liz melds her art, teaching and personal philosophy with InterPlay wisdom, tools and forms.

Formerly, Liz, was a hotline crisis counselor, for various suicide prevention lifelines and The Trevor Project providing help for LGBTQ youth in crisis.

Liz also led InterPlay for elders with chronic illness and cognitive disabilities at Iona Senior Center up to the Covid shutdown and is looking forward to leading online programs for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.

https://www.lizlescault.com/home

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with artist & sculptor Liz Lescault

You Have the Most Beautiful Mind - Doodle by Liz Lescault

The Art of Doodling

Doodling is spontaneous, uncensored drawing. Doodling helps us process our emotions, alleviate stress and develop new possibilities for creative expression.

These workshops will not just be about making art but about the different ways we experience art and how it affects us. We will integrate movement, art, and playful sharing into our art making experience.

We will mess about, dabble and fiddle to our heart’s content.

We will explore both the process and the product of our art practice sharing insights, joys and concerns.

“The Art of Doodling” is a series of workshops that will encompass abstract and minimally representational drawing. Themes include radiating designs, symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns, imaginary beasts, fantasy figures, graphic stories and sacred symbols. You are invited to come to one, some or all of the workshops as the spirit moves you.

This month’s workshop will focus on simple ways of creating the illusion of three dimensional space in your doodles, techniques that can be used in other graphic projects if you sketch or paint.

Suggested Materials:

  • 8 sheets or 8×12 paper or larger
  • HB sketching pencil and/or mechanical pencil
  • colored pencils
  • fine tipped magic markers (ultra fine and fine point Sharpies) and/or fine tipped colored pens.

Recommendation for affordable, high-quality pens: Chameleon Fineliner Pen Sets on Amazon Smile (for very fine detail work)


The Art of Doodling will be offered monthly on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

This hands-on workshop is for novices and experienced artists.

Upcoming Dates: 

  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17

Suggested Donation: $15


About Liz Lescault

Liz Lescault, a visual artist and sculptor, has practiced and taught art for over 40 years. Liz is Coordinator of the DC InterPlay Metro Region and is a member of the DC InterPlay Board. Liz leads Open Gathering days for InterPlay DC and organizes and leads workshops regionally and nationally.

Liz melds her art, teaching and personal philosophy with InterPlay wisdom, tools and forms.

Formerly, Liz, was a hotline crisis counselor, for various suicide prevention lifelines and The Trevor Project providing help for LGBTQ youth in crisis.

Liz also led InterPlay for elders with chronic illness and cognitive disabilities at Iona Senior Center up to the Covid shutdown and is looking forward to leading online programs for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.

https://www.lizlescault.com/home

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with artist & sculptor Liz Lescault

Infinite Doodle Possibilities

Playing with Designs

Patterns, Spirals, and Mandalas

This hands on workshop is for novices and experienced artists.

We will mess about, dabble and fiddle to our heart’s content.

Doodling is spontaneous uncensored drawing. Doodling helps us process our emotions, alleviate stress and develop new possibilities for creative expression.

We will explore both the process and the product of our art practice sharing insights, joys and concerns.

“The Art of Doodling” is the beginning of a series of workshops that will encompass abstract and minimally representational drawing. Themes include imaginary beasts and animals, fantasy figures, graphic stories and sacred symbols. You are invited to come to one, some or all of the workshops as the spirit moves you.

Suggested Materials:

  • 6 sheets or 8×12 paper or larger
  • ruler
  • CD or other round object
  • eraser
  • colored pencils
  • fine tipped magic markers and/or fine tipped colored pens.

Recommendation for affordable high quality pens: Chameleon Fineliner Pen Sets on Amazon Smile

Suggested Donation: $10


About Liz Lescault

Liz Lescault, a visual artist and sculptor, has practiced and taught art for over 40 years. Liz is Coordinator of the DC InterPlay Metro Region and is a member of the DC InterPlay Board. Liz leads Open Gathering days for InterPlay DC and organizes and leads workshops regionally and nationally.

Liz melds her art, teaching and personal philosophy with InterPlay wisdom, tools and forms.

Formerly, Liz, was a hotline crisis counselor, for various suicide prevention lifelines and The Trevor Project providing help for LGBTQ youth in crisis.

Liz also led InterPlay for elders with chronic illness and cognitive disabilities at Iona Senior Center up to the Covid shutdown and is looking forward to leading online programs for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.

https://www.lizlescault.com/home