Art As Play - Liberate Your Innocent Eye
Come reclaim your innate joy in creativity. In this fresh and fun Friday night series daydream believin’ artist Mellissae Lucia will share a variety of projects favoring the process over the product, liberating your innocent delight in expressing yourself. When we can release our agendas and just ‘mess around’ allowing our sense of wonder to lead us marvelous things occur. Curiosity is the Muse inviting us to reawaken our inherent imaginative natures. Attend as many classes as you wish, all materials supplied and remember to never underestimate the power of play.
Mellissae Lucia is an artist and an adventurer whose greatest super power is finding the hidden magical places (and doing art there). She was raised in a family of professional artists in Seattle, WA and is currently exploring surreal mobile photography collages and street art.
Enchanted Maps - Friday January 27, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Palm Springs Art Museum Thinking outside of the box with mixed media materials we will chart the real and imaginary domains that inhabit the landscape of your psyche in interesting and novel ways. These beloved locations are the realm of reveries offering clues to our earliest senses of enchantment.
Wildstyle Words - Friday February 10, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Palm Springs Art Museum Language is essentially pictographs assigned a collective meaning. Let’s play with the abstract potentials of these fascinating symbols in unorthodox ways to reveal the secret messages hidden in the poetics of play.
Little Altars Everywhere - Friday March 17, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Palm Springs Art Museum Altars are a physical representation of what we value and cherish. As children we honored rocks, bugs and marbles as the precious talismans of our world. Let’s embrace our innocent eye now and craft amusing and playful dioramas devoted to our essential sense of delight and play.
Instinctive Expression - Friday April 14, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Palm Springs Art Museum Our bodies are our greatest artistic compasses and invaluable instrument of play allowing us full emersion in the joy of creation.This class may get a little messy using paints and other substances so wear your grubbiest outfit and come experience art as a fully embodied endeavor.
Dreambody Collage - Friday April 28, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Palm Springs Art Museum Dreams come from both our waking and sleeping selves and their unusual visions can lead us down new pathways. During this class we will mine the riches of this creative treasure chest through intuitively collaging our dream figures revealing the gifts concealed in our subconscious.
iSpy Treasure Hunt - Friday May 12, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Palm Springs Art Museum The world is alive with great beauty and inspiration if we open to seeing it. Using the museum as our enchanted playground either taking digital photographs or sketching impressions we will go on an adventure to reveal the objects and motifs reaching out to inspire our creative souls now.