Events & Workshops

Event Type
Member Event

Start: August 24, 2022 - 11:30 am
To: August 28, 2022 - 12:30 pm (SK Time)
Hollyhock Institute: Cortes Island
S. Portico Bowman
Start: August 24, 2022 - 11:30 am
To: August 28, 2022 - 12:30 pm (SK Time)

Drawing Towards the Earth: Making Journals For Life

Learn how to draw and work with natural earth elements inspired by nature. Some of the mediums we will encounter include graphite, charcoal, and red ocher. These natural mediums lend themselves to our innate calling to create.


Everyone can draw, we just need to tap into the creative frame of mind and know how to look. Hollyhock’s garden and surroundings will inspire design, inform creative direction, and be the source of papermaking materials.


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S. Portico Bowman is an author, artist and Professor of Art (Emerita) at Pittsburg State University. She is currently working on the book Would You Give Up Arms for Wings, a story inspired by the visionary life and writings of Paulus Berensohn. That writing project has inspired this class, received a Canada Council for the Arts Professional Development Award, and occupied her wildest dreams for the past four years. Her first novel, Cashmere Comes From Goats is forthcoming in May 2022 with Stonehouse Publishing. Portico currently lives in San Diego, CA with her husband Tom, and their very understanding cat, Florence.…
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