South Pomfret, Vermont
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Sequencing-A New Approach to Painting

Try a new painting technique and process!

Sequencing is a new approach to painting. It is a way for both beginners and more experienced art-makers to enter the process of painting at a deep and direct level. It takes out of that process some of the traditional impediments to creative energy. We are attempting to build into our working process a way to interrupt destructive patterns of thinking. In this class, we will use our hands as a tool for painting! 

Sequencing quickly identifies important elements in our creative work, momentarily suspends part of our thought process, and allows us to begin work without the burdens of self-doubt, memory, and desire. It helps to free us from the idea that quality artwork is wholly dependent on technique. Specifically, it emphasizes metaphor, color, light, the horizon, the physical encounter with the paint, and of course awareness and its counterpart, looking, it offers the opportunity to suspend many of our prejudices and to reformulate and deepen our processes of art-making. This process was developed by Ric Campman at the River Gallery School.

All supplies will be provided in this workshop. 

Sheila Laplante is recently retired from Dartmouth College after working for 27 years as a Program Administrator in the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies Program as well as the Native American Studies Program. She is a native Vermonter and enjoys travel, art, kayaking, hiking and tai chi.   Sheila has always been interested in art, especially abstract, but did not discover "sequencing" painting until a few years ago when she began taking classes at the River Gallery School in Brattleboro, Vt. She loved and appreciated the concept of it so much that she recently went on to become a certified "sequencing" teacher in hopes of sharing the approach to others. She also took art history classes while at Dartmouth College. She is interested in the power that art has to transform a person to look inward to find self-satisfaction, confidence and relaxation within the process of creating art.