The Grand Bay NERR & the Walter Anderson Museum Present:
$125 per Person | Registration ends March 6th
The instructor for the batik class is Grand Bay NERR, Director, Dr. Ayesha Gray. In addition to being the manager of the Reserve, Ayesha is also an artist and has a website called www.drawyourimagination.com. Her objective is to make "art with inspiration from the natural world" and to inspire artists to do the same. Block printing will be taught by Heather Rumfelt, Education Director from the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. Heather is a professional artist and teacher, instructing students ranging in age and demographic. She specializes in the art of block printing, jewelry making, and painting.
We will explore the Grand Bay NERR landscape and habitats, find inspiration, and create images inspired by nature. The workshop will focus on these two different, but complimentary, art techniques. Artists have the option of immersing themselves in the surroundings by staying two nights in the Grand Bay NERR dorms ($15/night, cost not included in workshop fee). Art results may consist of block prints or batiks, or students may be inspired to combine the two into their final pieces. All supplies will be provided. We will ask artists to consider donating a piece of art to the Grand Bay NERR for public display.
Friday, March 10th
7:30 am – 8:00 am Check in for Dorm Attendees
8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast/ Introduction and Greetings (Continental provided by WAMA)/ Check in non/dorm attendees
8:30 am – 10:30 am Optional Kayaking tour/ those that don’t participate may choose to walk around the grounds and sketch
10:30 am - noon Inspirational walk/tour through the pine savannah
Noon – 1:00 pm Brown bag lunch (bring your own)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Block Printing Class
5:30 until 7:00 pm Dinner (community cookout, bring an item to throw on the grill or heat up in the oven)
Saturday, March 11th
8:00 am – 9:00 am Working, continental breakfast (Provided by WAMA)
What is batik? How will we fuse Batik and Block Printing?
9:00 am – 11:00 am Sketching session/ morning walk
11:00 am - noon Lunch provided by WAMA
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Finish sketches, mount fabric over finished sketch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Wax design
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Paint designs (add stamps if desired)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Rest, relax, or finish work for the day
6:00 pm until We will take a 15 passenger van to “Jacks on the Tracks” for a dutch dinner.
Sunday, March 12th
8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast (Continental provided by WAMA)
8:30 am – 9:00 am Painting touch ups, MINOR DETAILS ONLY!
9:00 am – 11:00 am Wax over painted portions of design
11:00 am – noon Choose color, prepare dye bath, add pieces to dye bath
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch (Provided by WAMA)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Finish dye process, rinse, iron, (add stamps if desired at this stage), and hang completed pieces Photograph pieces and group photo
Things you will need to bring:
If you spend the night:
• Linens for an extra-long twin bed or a sleeping bag
Lunch for Friday and Saturday
Contribution for Friday night Potluck
Weather appropriate clothing for outdoors and closed toed shoes
Hats and sunglasses
Bug repellant and sunscreen
Things you may want to bring:
Your own drawing materials
Snacks to share in the evening
A libation other than water, sweet/unsweet tea, juice or coffee (alcohol may not be consumed at the NERR until after 5 pm)
We will be cooking out and sharing a meal on Friday evening. Please let me know ahead of time what you will be bringing to contribute.
Direction to Grand Bay NERR:
Inspired by the 1902 Sci-fi Classic “A Trip to the Moon” The Walter Anderson Museum of Art will be hosting a pop-up art exhibition of the same name. The museum has been hosting these themed pop-up shows three years with the goals of growing museum membership, new faces into the museum as-well-as giving local artists the opportunity to show their work in our beautiful museum.
“A Trip to the Moon” will feature art from all media. Local artists will enter pieces including film, sculpture, paintings, and photographs based on themes and characters from the early years of both the sci-fi and fantasy genres. The event will feature themed appetizers and cocktails, as well as a silent auction featuring items inspired by works from the era.
Cost will be $10 for non-members, $5 for current members, and free to new members.
COSTUMES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!
Tickets can be purchased at the Museum or by calling 228-875-3164
April 16th, 2017
Noon - 3pm
All artist under the age of 18
All work must be inspired by the work of Eric Carle
$5 suggested donation
Costumes Strongly Encouraged
Sunday, May 7th, 6:30 pm
WAMA is proud to welcome back Luther Dickinson for his second annual performance! Last year's event was truly a "you had to be there moment" and this year promises to be even better. Luther will again be joined by iconic New Orleans drummer Johnny "V" Vidacovich as well as renowned jazz keyboardist John Medski of Martin Medeski and Wood.
Tickets will go on sale on Monday, February 20th. We will have a limited amount of seated tickets available for $60 and standing only tickets will be $50.