Collaborative Creation: A Workshop at the HCA

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts Women's Art Forum, originally scheduled for February 8, has been postponed to February 15 because of the impending blizzard. Collaborative Creation Workshop: Friday, February 15, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
WAF Exhibit: February 12 - March 8, 2013
Collaborative Creation Art Hanging & Reception: March 8, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Collaborative Creation Exhibit: March 11 - March 21, 201

On February 8, 2013, the HCA will sponsor an artist’s workshop led by Kris Waldman, visual artist and artistic director of the HCA; and Catherine Weber, writer and visual artist. The workshop will bring together visual artists and writers to inspire each other to create new work. All artists – male and female - are invited to participate, regardless of the level of their artistic development. Our main goal is to have fun while exploring our creativity.

There is no charge for the workshop, but the HCA requires that participants in this workshop/art exhibit be Members. To become a
Member, go to Kindly RSVP by February 5 by calling Kris at 508.435.9222 or emailing
[email protected], typing “workshop” in the subject line. Please let us know how many are attending and if you are visual artists or writers.

The Workshop Process
We encourage all participants to bring with them 1 - 2 pieces of their visual art or writing. These will be our springboards for creation and will be displayed in the gallery February 12 - 28, 2013. The pieces we create in the Workshop will be displayed March 8 - March 21, 2013. Please see below for specifics.

Visual Artists
All 2D media will be accepted, including photography, and 3D work if it can be hung on the wall and does not protrude more than 10 inches. Maximum height and width, 40 inches; all work must be wired. No sawtooth hangers or sandwich frames. Kindly download and print this entry form and attach it to the back of your artworks. (Forms will also be available at the HCA.) We will have art making supplies available, but if you wish to bring your own favorite supplies, please do!

Please bring with you on February 8:

  • Art (Optional)
  • Supplies (Optional)
  • Paper and pen
  • Writers
    Please bring a very short written piece (no longer than 10 lines) or excerpt a phrase, paragraph or several lines of poetry from a larger work. Identify the piece on the back, with your name, work title and indicate whether it is an excerpt. We encourage you to bring the entire work from which you have excerpted for display in the gallery after the workshop.

    Please bring with you on February 8:

  • Written Piece for wall display (Optional)
  • Paper and pen
  • Schedule:
    7:00 - 7:15 Hang your work, grab tea and a goodie, gab.
    7:15 - 7:20 Break into 2 groups: those interested in doing visual art, those in writing.
    7:20 - 7:30 View the work on the walls around you. Choose a piece that strongly speaks to you.
    7:30 - 8:45 Kris Waldman and Catherine Weber will lead each group through a series of fun exercises to explore new ways of approaching art creation.
    8:45 - 9:00 Clean up, review the plan for the Opening Reception, announcements, questions.

    About the Women’s Art Forum
    The Women’s Art Forum is open to all interested in joining together to talk about the arts and about women’s lives including the milestones,challenges and joys of daily life. WAF explores how these things weave together and how we can inspire, encourage and learn from each other through our stories and our art. Membership is free and all are welcome to attend. To get on the mailing list for WAF, please email Cheryl Perreault at [email protected]