Oiseaux sisters summer retreat 2017
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Collecting and Recollecting
Small Episodes to Big Stories

July 23 - 28, 2017
Susan Andrews & Carolyn Fellman

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Join us for an adventurous week of mixed media exploration in a place where you can allow yourself to take a risk.

We'll examine evidence culled from your life residues:

Your date books, photo albums, cancelled checks,
glove-box debris,

Photos marking milestones, commissions and omissions....

Your dogs and your dreams as well as your diaries.

Change comes
Emails have overtaken envelopes.
Fabrications trump statistical evidence.
We'll explore together contradictory ways of telling stories, honoring apocrypha, erasures and deletions, soundtracks as well as silence.

Hearts Open words

3 sisters mixed media

Classes are limited to 12 insure a productive workshop experience. Early registration is recommended.

Our well equipped studios are set up for working with wood, print, paper, paint, metal, cloth and papier maché. We offer technique demos and individual problem solving.

Focus in depth on one technique or format, or sample and mix your media. We’ll discuss strategies for continuity, mechanisms for change, issues of scale, portability and presentation.


CLASS FEE: $825/week includes lab fee, 5 extravagant, healthy lunches, 2 sumptuous dinners, and daily lavish snacks.

*SPECIAL BONUS: Session ends just in time for the Route 90 weekend of 50 miles of garage sales!

REGISTRATION & DEPOSIT: Classes are limited to 12 insure a productive workshop experience.
Early registration is recommended. A $150 deposit must accompany your registration.
Your entire deposit will be applied toward tuition. Balance is due when you arrive for class.

TO REGISTER and GET MORE INFORMATION: oiseauxsisters@mindspring.com

Cancellation and Refund Policy: If you must withdraw and do so before April 15, 2016,
We will refund your deposit less a $25 processing fee. If you withdraw later your deposit is nonrefundable.

This summer we will engage in crafting objects and images
To tell life stories----your own or another's!


Prayer wheels
division of events

three pieces of artwork



For more information on Moravia, NY and the summer retreat
Click Here.

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The Oiseaux Sisters are two mixed-media artists whose work incorporates humor, movement and metaphor. The materials they use include paper, tin, clay, cloth, carved and painted wood, and found objects. They have created a series of figurative, often biographical or mythological figures/ cupboards which range from small to larger than life size as well as many other figurative pieces which tell stories. The Oiseaux Sisters have made and marketed one of a kind craft as well as exhibiting in many solo and group shows around the country.