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Sail Away: Build Your Own Dream Boat

May 11, 9:30 am4:30 pm


Sail Away : Build Your Own Dream Boat
Using found assemblage materials

Saturday May 11, 9:30 am-4:30 pm.

Using a variety of abundant recycled materials we will design and create a little dreamy sailboat. Discover the limitless possibilities of simple materials in your hands as they become vehicles for metaphor and exploration.

No experience needed, just a willingness to play with materials and your imagination, experiment and dream. Each participant will construct a little sailboat, using recycled materials: cardboard, papers (music and maps), fibers, twigs, twine and personal found objects. Materials provided include vintage linens, shells, buttons, etc.; participants are encouraged to bring small objects, charms, maps and symbols that express their personal boat building intention. Think masts, booms, keels, lines, anchors, knots . . .

Artist/Teacher Kathleen Koopman’s work focuses on assemblage, combining found objects, rust, maps, music, old photographs, to discover a narrative with memories and dreams intertwined, exploring metaphors that create ethereal, evocative and provocative installations.

Part collector, part archeologist, and part researcher, Kathleen delights in the randomly found; she studies and researches, arranges and organizes, then displays and photographs, visually exploring their past and provenance. See her work at Light Art Space in Silver City, NM.

After a career in book design and illustration, she taught art for twelve years; Kathleen is a recent transplant to Silver City, and is busy working in her studio called The Rusty Nest featuring years of amassed found objects and rust.

Remember: anything can be an anchor! Anything can be a mast!

All materials and tools provided.


May 11
9:30 am—4:30 pm
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Light Art Space
209 W Broadway
Silver City, NM
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