Art & Consciousness Workshops
Inner Fields is now offering a variety of art workshops for both kids and adults which explore consciousness and ecology through process, collaboration, experimentation and play. All workshops are taught by Elaine Su-Hui and take place in the Inner Fields studio in Prospect Heights (Vanderbilt & Dean St). From beginners and non-artists to professionals with already developed art practices, each class is tailored to meet each individual's creative needs.
Elaine Su-Hui has worked as the Senior Printer for the artist Swoon for the past 6 years. As an artist she has been the recipient of the SIP Fellowship at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York, the Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant for an artist residency at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California, the Collie Print Trust Scholarship at the Australian Print Workshop in Melbourne, Australia, the Arts Law Centre of Australia Print Commission, and the Silk Cut Award Acquisitive Prize. She has exhibited her work in the United States, Europe and Australia. She teaches printmaking as an extension of drawing with an emphasis on experimentation and chance, exploring the most expressive possibilities of the printmaking process with a contemplative approach. To see some of her work, visit www.innerfieldsnyc.org/gallery
*Banner photo by Amy Lombard for T Magazine from 'In The Seed We Have the Universe', 2016.
Monthly Drawing Meditations
7 - 9pm, Last Tuesday of every month (starting Tuesday June 27, 2017)
Everyone can draw. This is the place from where we will always begin. From the unselfconscious marks drawn by children to the deeply spiritual rock paintings of ancient Aboriginal people, drawing is a profoundly natural form of human expression. One which creates neural pathways between the left and right sides of our brain, develops focus and patience, generates creativity and cultivates our senses.
In these monthly workshops at Inner Fields, drawing and meditation will be presented as two interwoven practices which reflect and inform one another. With an emphasis on process rather than outcome, these workshops will encourage experimentalism while sharpening our observational skills and presence-of-mind, connecting the creative process to the cultivation of conscious awareness. Each month a different project or theme will be offered - from contemplative still life and figure drawing, to large scale collaborative works, to surrealist drawing games, to the simple, quiet pleasures of colouring in. These workshops are designed for anyone interested in un-learning the boundaries imposed around what creative self-expression 'should be', and the way these limiting perceptions are reflected in other areas of our lives. If you can hold a pencil, this is for you!
First session: 7-9pm, Tuesday June 27, 2017
Theme: Primal Ecology: Colláges of Mind and Landscape.
Description: Using a Surrealist drawing technique known as the 'Exquisite Corpse', this workshop will explore the seamless weaving of Mind and Landscape and Self and Other through the visual language of colláge, chance and collaboration. A series of short, guided meditations throughout the workshop will encourage a spirit of spontaneity and an awareness of the creative possibilities present in constant change.
Fee: $20-$35 sliding scale. Materials provided.
To register for Primal Ecology, please fill out the form below and make your payment via Venmo to @Elainesuhui. You will then receive a confirmation email with the address and any further information you'll need. Feel free to ask any questions below!
Multiplicities and Unique States - Printmaking by Hand (Part II)
10am - 3pm, Saturday June 10
$125. Materials included.
(This workshop is designed for those who just completed the 4 week Spring Printmaking Workshops at Inner Fields.)
Now that you have had the chance to proof your lino-cuts and experiment with different papers and colours, this workshop will teach you the processes and ‘after-effects’ you can do to bring out the best qualities of your artwork. You will also have the opportunity to finish printing anything you didn’t have time for. (And if you didn't yet carve your second block, here is your chance to use it!)
By rendering your prints you will learn how to draw out the atmospheric qualities of your image through hand painting, colláge, and paper cuts, while also refining any print processes which worked for you.
Editioning will teach you how to create a "limited edition portfolio" or "suite" of original, finished artworks, by accurately printing multiples of your work with the colour scheme, composition and paper which best brings out your image.
By working one-on-one with each of you, this class will give you a further set of skills to continue developing your creations, allowing for multiple manifestations of the one idea.