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Workshop for Artists: Life Stories as Content

Enhance storytelling in your artistic practice!

Adult Programs

Thu, January 9, 2020 / 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Perfect for community minded artists seeking to expand narrative and enhance storytelling in their artistic practice. This workshop will consist of a lecture and informal group interaction that will be engaging and honest. 

The teaching artist, Ruth Chase, demonstrates how to engage individuals with the content in their work. Her West of Lincoln Project will be reviewed at the workshop, it covers the following:

  • Biographical portraiture: the process to create work based on an individual’s life story
  • Interview process
  • Using art in service to others
  • Integrating symbology and storytelling
  • Responsibilities of sensitive subject matter

This two hour workshop will benefit you in many ways! It will include the following:

  • Learn how to interview people for the purpose of creating art
  • Learn how to take your social passion to your art practice
  • Learn the difference between commissions and biographical portraits
  • Learn how to use narrative
  • Gain an understanding of symbolism for storytelling
  • Develop fresh ideas for expanding your medium
  • Develop a connection with your subject
  • Understand how to use your art in service to others
  • Make connections with like-minded artists
  • Receive a list of interview tips and questions

Teaching Artist:

Ruth Chase is a multimedia artist whose work engages and activates community bridge building.  Learn More

Materials & Supplies:  presentation, handouts, notes, etc. are all included in registration fee.

Skill Level:

This workshop is perfect for artists of all levels. 

Dates & Times:

Thursday, January 9th from 11:30am-1:30pm

Member Price*: $25

Non-Member Price: $30

*memberships start as low as $60 for the year from the day you join!

Reserve your seat today:

Date & Time

Thu, January 9, 2020 / 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Blue Line Arts
405 Vernon Street #100, Roseville, CA 95678
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