Expressions through Mixed Media
with Sarvin Haghighi
July 16-19, 10am-12:30pm, OR 10am-4:30pm (lunch break 12:30pm-2pm)
$150 for mornings, $300 for full days,
lunch included for full day only
In this course we will create mixed media art by exploring a variety of materials and techniques, and learn different ways of layering to bring more depth to our pieces. One goal of this course is to share parts of our individual cultures with each other and create work that is not only visually interesting but also prompts dialogue. We will do this by exploring media that are personally nostalgic but also easy for others to access while telling a story. We will explore ways to freely express our feelings visually, how to turn something negative into something positive, and to use the unconscious mind to create an artistic expression. Students who stay for the full day will have the opportunity to dive deeper into some of these explorations, and learn additional techniques to further advance individual artistic articulations.
Sarvin Haghighi found art as a young girl lost in childhood fantasy, and eventually found her voice amongst paint, canvas, and panels. There she could capture every cherished memory of childhood, honor time-held traditions of her people, and issue commentary on the social and cultural dimensions of women’s experiences in contemporary Middle East society. Like many others, her immediate family found themselves spread throughout the world. A new hybrid reality would give way, where East meets West, and diversity would be the norm. While passion for her Persian roots provides continual inspiration, it’s the cross-cultural exposure that provides universal subtext to her work. A single voice now ampliﬁes the voices of many the world over who long for peace and freedom.