Oiseaux Retreat 2019
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Mise en Scène


July 21 - 26, 2019
Susan Andrews & Carolyn Fellman

Who? What? When? Where? How?...and WHY?...
This summer’s class will explore story telling by crafting objects and their shifting settings.

Anger? Humor? Gravitas? Hyperbole or Simplicity ?

We’ll play with a full deck of options and share permissions to play the wild card.




In a time of borders and border crossings, casts and castaways, we’ll tell our stories playing with possible shifts in scale, identity, locale, sound-track and story outcomes. Whether playing with sculptural books, shadow theater, collage, assemblage, printed, drawn, painted or appropriated imagery, there’s a lot of energy to be found in the slippage between truth or fiction, wishful thinking, mythic narratives and scientific / historical evidence.

Join us for an adventurous week of mixed media exploration in a generative place where you can allow yourself to take a risk. 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 on one technique and/or format in depth, or sample and mix your media. We’ll discuss strategies for continuity, mechanisms for change, issues of scale, portability and presentation.

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The class is limited to twelve artists to ensure a productive workshop.

Please register early.

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CLASS FEE: $860/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 people to 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, 2019,
we will refund your deposit less a $25 processing fee. If you withdraw later your deposit is nonrefundable.

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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.


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