Friday, December 7, 2012

Soul Houses with guest artist, Lorraine Reynolds


Lorraine Reynolds will be here in July to teach an assemblage class. I took a class with Lorraine this past Oct. and I had the best time. She brings a whole different spin into story telling through found objects.  Lorraine is right in the middle of grad school and working full time. We are lucky to get her here to teach. I am happy to show my  support by havig her here and this class will give her needed credits as well. I look forward to hosting her July 13 and 14, 2013.

 Soul Houses
 The symbolism linked to birds goes back to the ancient world, where birds were considered to be a supernatural connection between the gods and men. In many Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, birds can represent immortality. In East Indian and Christian mythologies birds represent the soul. These soul houses are a safe haven for your hopes and dreams. This class will introduce you to the art of assemblage as you learn to construct basic house forms that have relevance and meaning in your own world. By tapping into your true creative spirit we will transform ordinary bird houses into vessels that whisper of remembrance. You will explore your own imagination to find the ghost in old things and tell their tales in a 3 dimensional form, without fear or self-doubt. Learn to be creatively brave in this process orientated approach to creating altered art. You will learn the basics of assemblage construction as well as plot a creative journey through storytelling, personal myth and metaphor. You will take away power new ideas about process and art making.

date: July 13 and 14, 2103
cost: $220
location: Lemoncholy's Studio (jersey shore)


 a little bit about Lorraine:

Artist Lorraine Reynolds’ mixed media assemblages are a collection of “glimmering prizes”. Assembled in old boxes, frames and books, found objects find unity and a common voice in her hands. Her assemblages not only speak to the sadness of lost and forgotten things but through Lorraine’s creative touch find life again. Lorraine’s gift is in sifting through these disparate objects, finding the compatible bits and pieces of others’ lives and weaving their faint and ancient energies together until they sing in one voice. Her assemblages not only speak to the sadness of these lost and forgotten things, but they remind us that their owners have been lost and forgotten as well.

Over the past several years, Lorraine Reynolds has displayed her work in various group shows throughout the state of Vermont. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Lorraine Reynolds is a costume and technical designer by day and mixed media artist by night. A Vermont transplant for over 20 years she lives in Williston, VT with her husband, her two sons and her enormously affectionate German Shorthair Pointer. Lorraine is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Visual Arts at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the recipient of the 2011 Art Hop People’s Choice Award. For more information visit her website:

no experience is necessary. this is a learning process that unfolds into a story. Supply list and other pertinent information will be given out after you have registered. seating is limited and reserved via pay pal (below). feel free to email me with any questions you have to


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