Walking and Making
“My first work made by walking, in 1967, was a straight line in a grass field, which was also my own path, going ‘nowhere’. In the subsequent early map works, recording very simple but precise walks on Exmoor and Dartmoor, my intention was to make a new art which was also a new way of walking: walking as art.” –Richard Long
“For many years, I have been moved by the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, that color of horizons, of remote mountain ranges, of anything far away. The color of that distance is the color of an emotion, the color of solitude and of desire, the color of there seen from here, the color of where you are not. And the color of where you can never go.”
― Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost
This class begins with a walk: a walk for inspiration, a walk to gather materials, to explore, to discover, to clear your mind. Upon returning to the gallery we will discuss our discoveries and other artists who make work by or about walking. The walk and discussion will guide the work we create, using a variety of materials including cyanotype paper, ink, graphite, fabric and thread, and more.
Nina Earley is an artist who grew up in Switzerland and arrived in Boston by way of Maine, Canada, and Germany. She has been combining a variety of interests into her artwork for years and has found that one of the connecting threads is a focus on the importance of place. She has taught German to University students in Canada, English to adults in Germany, art to summer camp kids in Maine, digital photography to adults and University students and alternative process photography to a variety of students in Massachusetts. She enjoys breaking boundaries of materials and exploring new places with her all of her students.
Class date: Thursday evening, November 1, 2018
Class time: 5 PM - 8 PM
Class fee: $60 + tax
Instructor: Nina Earley