Workshops

Collaborations with Nature - Ephemeral Art Works
Two workshops presented by Shona Wilson, generously supported by Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm and Gardens to Love.

Sunday, October 13, 9:30am-4pm, at the home of Lucinda Bunnen in Atlanta, Georgia (Registration deadline: October 8)




Saturday, October 19, 9:30am-4pm, at the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia (Registration deadline: October 14)




Experience Level: All levels, must be 16 years or older
Fee: $220 (includes a delicious lunch and a $50 non-refundable deposit)
Class size limit: 12

Nourish your creativity and connection to nature! In this 1-day workshop, participants will learn about the lineage of Ephemeral Art from indigenous to the present day. They will be taken through a series of exploratory exercises and techniques to gain confidence in making artworks without tools using natural materials found on site, and learn how to see any environment as a space for creative play. We will also explore photography as a method of documentation and as artful image creation with the ephemeral works created. All artworks will be left on site. Participants will learn the value and surprise of this process-based art genre, and will return home with their writings, recordings and photographic images.

Held outdoors, this workshop offers a unique creative collaboration between you and the incredible variety of natural environments and materials so often overlooked in our busy lives. It provides the time, space and inspiration for you to create works using materials and elements found on site on the day of the workshop. Shona provides a framework of ideas, and a safe and inspiring environment for you to learn to access your creativity and transport it anywhere.

Check out this short video to hear Shona describe the workshop.

Shona Wilson is a contemporary Australian sculptor, who has engaged with natural found material to create both abstract and representational 2-D assemblages and 3-D sculptures for over 20 yrs. She is the creator of the One-A-Day Ephemeral Art Project which has inspired people worldwide. Shona currently lives and works on the New South Wales mid north coast and is represented by Arthouse Gallery in Sydney and Artvisory in Melbourne, Australia.

Shona will have a two-week residency at Hambidge in October 2019 and has been awarded the Garland Distinguished Fellowship.

“I have found throughout my career that the process of focusing on and rearranging of natural materials brings me into a state of presence or awareness that is both peaceful yet potent with possibility. Nature's materials have become like a set of miraculous keys unlocking doors to memory, science, history, imagination and spirit.” - Shona Wilson, 2019