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Ignite Wonder: View Finders+Handmade Polaroids (Family Friendly) taught by Molly Anthony

November 26, 2023 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm



Kids and adults alike are inundated with visual noise every day. It comes at us on our phones, our busy lives, school and work. It can be hard to look past the noise to see the simple curiosities and wonder around us, but using a simple cardboard viewfinder, we are going to practice filtering our view. By walking around the space around us, we will slow down and focus on the little things that get lost in the noise. We are then going to capture those images and ideas on “film” by creating handmade Polaroid pictures. One of the beautiful elements of a Polaroid is slowly watching the image come to life before your eyes. By creating our own handmade version, we are going to become active participants in that process, allowing us to enjoy and be amazed by the slow process of creation. We’ll experiment with a variety of ways to breathe life into our ideas including collage, watercolor and sketching. We won’t focus on perfectly recreating the images we see, but instead whimsically experimenting with fragments, abstracts and color blocks.

Please bring a journal or sketchbook to class and any favorite writing/drawing tools. All other materials will be provided.

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Molly Anthony is a writer and mixed-media artist and is also the co-facilitator for the MN Visual Journal Collective (a free monthly group for artists of all mediums hosted by Wet Paint). She loves exploring art in all forms and sharing her ideas with others, but through the pandemic and family struggles she learned the importance of using those practices for self-care. In her work and her teachings, she strives to embrace imperfection, focuses on process over product and is constantly looking for new ways to be curious about the world around her. You can find her artwork on Instagram at @mkranthony and on her website TheFoundArtWalk.com.