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Absence & Presence | Basalt, CO

  • ArtBase 99 Midland Ave Basalt, CO 81621 United States (map)
Detail from book for class – L Doctor

Detail from book for class –L Doctor

The theme for 2018 is absence and presence.  The blank page, the white canvas– these are universal symbols of absence for the writer, painter, calligrapher, or maker. Fear and doubt often rise to the surface. It is humbling. How, I wonder, can I ever improve on the possibility inherent in this nothingness? 

Absence is the creative force, the initiation, the spark, for the making of anything "new".

In this class we will enter the temenos, the protected place of our making, and invoke the muse, our imagination and inner imagery. The class will be structured with periods of silence and guided exercises in writing, painting, and calligraphy.

All levels of experience are welcome.

Registration Information: The ArtBase handles all registrations for this workshop. To register, click here to fill out the registration form on The Art Base website. To get on the waitlist, or to inquire about the cancellation/refund policy, please contact The Art Base directly: Holly Gressett | 970 927 4123

Attendance Policy: Due to the meditative and structural nature of Laurie’s classes, classes are reserved for students who are able to attend the entire time. Please leave cell phones, smart watches and other smart gadgets outside the classroom.

Travel Information: If you’re traveling in from out of town and need area lodging tips, please contact Holly Gressett at The Art Base: or (970) 927-4123.




Earlier Event: September 11
Absence & Presence | Basalt, CO
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