Adult Art Camp

Summer art camp is entering its 5th year. In this week long intensive working session, artists of all skills and areas  have gathered in semi private barn studio space. Artists  have the use of the whole farm for the week to work independently or to participate in the scheduled activities.

July 16 to 20 Focus on Spirit and Inspiration.

Creating habits and work methods that tap your creative sources and link work habits and methods
to that source.  This camp is an idea generating camp.

Come to BlueHorse Farm with other artists for a week of studio art  making and tapping into the sources and practices that build momentum and meaning in your artwork. You will work with Karla Faith and visiting artist  Leslie Ann Johnson.  She is a celebrant  ritualist who’s deepest vocation is poetry. She  also works with photography and fiber art.

Presentations, critiques, group activities, social time, figure drawing, camp fire are some of the events planned.

Call or email with questions and to request a more  information and  a detailed event schedule.
You can also visit Blue Horse for more information

Karlas Phone 651-247-9100
email bluehorsefarm@frontiernet .net

Daily Schedule

Monday- Settling In Finding Your Source

  • 8 to 9 Arrive select studio area and set up
  • 9:30 Introductions, information and beginning exercises.
  • 11:00 Break for personal time until lunch
  • 12:30 Lunch and critique/discussion as group in barn. Inspiration examples from your life.
  • 1:30 Studio time until 3:00
  • 3:00 Your choice continue working or join group in house for instructional presentation on the art historic topic: Sources for Inspiration in Art Through History and Across Traditions.
  • 5:30 Social hour with Pot luck dinner at 6:30. Sharing past artwork through the evening.
  • The evening is yours to spend time in studio after dinner or with groups in discussion walks or private time as you wish.

Tuesday- Variations themes and establishing personal rituals

  • 8 to 9 Begin studio work when you arrive
  • 9:00 Group meeting on establishing rituals and morning sketchbook assignment
  • 10:00 Studio work period drawing exercises in pattern repetition and variation
  • 12:30 Lunch present work and fallow up on morning questions.
  • 1:30 Independent studio time until 3
  • 3:00 Guided study for those interested in variations on a selected design.
  • 5:30 Barbecue dinner sharing written work and favorite readings and campfire

Wednesday – Finding Balance and Creative Rhythm

  • 8to9 Studio time and arrival
  • 9:00 Symbol and metaphor discussion.
  • 10:00 to noon Activities in creating a personal symbolic vocabulary
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 Visiting artist Leslie Ann Johnson Topic -Metaphor and Balance
  • 5:30 Dinner Evening group gathering optional. Activity will be decided by the group from local offerings.

Thursday- Dig in and “Go for Gold”

  • 8 to 9 Studio time and arrival
  • 9:00 Group gathering check in brief discussion with days assignment
  • 10:00 to noon Studio work time
  • 12:30 Lunch and short field trip
  • 1:30 Studio time private consultations
  • 5:30 Dinner and social hour
  • 7 to 9 Draw from the figure. Stacey will model for us

Friday- Bringing it all Together Inside and Out

  • 8 to 9 Arrive settle and begin work
  • 9:00 Meet to confirm days schedule and receive final assignment
  • 10:00 Days work begins
  • 12:30 Lunch and short group review of the week
  • 1:30 Concluding individual presentations begin
  • 3:30 Group gathers for final Ceremony


Cost :

Full week of classes $300
One  full  day $60 each

Full week  of evenings only $150
One evening $40 each

Call Karla at 651-247-9100 to register.

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