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Rosamond CaseyRosamond Casey has long been dedicated to developing curriculum in the study of art. As Founding Director of Treehouse Book Arts she has championed a revival in creative bookmaking, papermaking and calligraphy. In addition she teaches drawing and mixed media art courses founded on the principle of matching formal structures with a conceptual purpose. Her seminar called Mapping the Dark, A Course in Conceiving Art, has helped both beginners and career artists discover a novel approach to making art.

Mapping the Dark is an eight-week seminar that encourages participants to develop an original work of art by examining the starting point of an idea and seeking out the right organizing principle and materials to express it. It is a mixed media class for artists, writers, photographers, and curious beginners. In-class art experiments suggest a variety of tools for engaging an authentic process of discovery, but the most significant progress results from the guided class discussion that helps draw out emerging perceptions, observations, physical sensations and remembered fragments that become pivotal to the art works. Although a personal story is frequently the point of departure, the focus is to identify its core meaning, match it with the right materials and challenge the student to make something authentic and convincing.

Treehouse Summer Camp. For two weeks in June, Casey offers a summer camp for children to introduce them to the aesthetic foundations of language. In a two-acre wooded garden, children learn bookbinding, calligraphy, papermaking out of the garden, drawing, painting and poetry writing. The natural outdoor setting provides material and inspiration for these activities. Click here for this Summer's schedule.

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Please contact Rosamond Casey or call 434-293-8733 for further information.

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2011 Summer Camp Schedule

Treehouse Garden Camp
(ages 7-12)

June 13 – June 17
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
$250
small materials fee
 
Treehouse Book Arts Camp
(ages 8-14)

June 20 - June 24
$250
small materials fee
Treehouse Summer Camp

Seminars

Mapping the Dark
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Mapping the Dark
Drawing from Experience
Course description
Drawing from Experience
Art and Character: An Experimental Workshop
Location: Instructor’s home
Fees: $235, materials additional
Course description

Art & Character
Reconfiguring the Box
Location: Starnes classroom, McGuffey Art Center
Fees: $235, materials additional
Course description

Reconfiguring the Box
Keeping a Drawing Journal
Location: Starnes classroom, McGuffey Art Center
Fees: $235, materials additional
Course description

Keeping a Drawing Journal
Papermaking Out of the Garden
Location: Instructor’s home
Fees: $115, materials included
limit: 8
Course description
Papermaking Out of the Garden

 

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