Edgar Allan Poe
Join us for an exciting Edgar Allan Poe themed Make-and-Take Workshop, led by three different professional instructors.
ALL MATERIALS INCULDED!
Circle Center for the Arts
130 So. Franklin Street REAR
$30 Members Pre-Sale (Art League Members Only)
$25 Students (ID required)
$35 General Public
Dioramas are realistic three dimensional scenes usually in miniature. My mixed media diorama is an homage to Edgar Allan Poe. It represents my interpretation of his many stories and the ephemeral quality of life. Poe evokes with his words the oppressive weight of emotions, images of life vs death, and the fragility of life itself. Paper or fiber ephemera also represents that same fragility. It is not meant to last forever but it holds importance in its substance. A photo, a letter, a long forgotten scrap of someone’s history can all become something else when added to a mixed media creation.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR// Donna Scott
I am a mixed media and alcohol ink artist. I create using discarded items and paper ephemera. Mixed media combines painting, fibers, metal and ephemera into an art piece. I am interested in reusing, in new ways, things that would be overlooked. I have participated in many juried craft/art shows including Penn State’s Holiday Craft Fair. In the fall 2022, I won third place in mixed media at the Wyoming Valley Art League where I am an active member. I am a frequent contributor to Somerset Studio magazine which is an interactive mixed media journal. It features innovations and techniques. My next article and creations will be featured in Somerset Studio’s summer 2023 issue. I graduated from Wilkes University having majored in psychology and sociology. My employment history was as an intensive case manager in community based mental health and then a certified optician. You may contact me by emails to email@example.com or on Instagram @dksboxes1.
Collage is the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photos, fabric and other materials are arranged and stuck down onto a supporting surface.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR// Constance Denchy
A multidisciplinary artist, she has a BFA from the University of the Arts, exhibiting both locally and internationally, including winning several awards along with a 1996 DDOA state fellowship.
Since her arrival in PA, she has served as an AiE state roster artist. Currently she is Artistic Director for the Rossetti Foundation for the Arts & Culture in Scranton.
Pen & Ink + Book Pages
Pen and ink art is the process of using pens to apply ink to a surface. It has been popular with artists for many years, originating in ancient cultures. One of the earliest surviving pen and ink drawings is The Abduction of Briseis, drawn by an unknown Greek artist using pen and dye on papyrus around 300 BC.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR// Ainslee Golomb
Ainslee is from Northeastern Pennsylvania and has been drawing for as long as she could hold a writing instrument. From her humble beginnings--doodling her cat pooping on church bulletins and drawing while watching Jurassic Park on repeat--she eventually graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Nowadays, she works at a public library and does art on the side.
She has mostly taken an interest in natural and occult themes. Between the bones, bats, and blasphemy, she also dabbles in pop art-esque and sometimes cutesy things. Her medium choices vary as much as her inspiration does, ranging from pens to paints to mixed media.
Ainslee is a strong believer that art doesn’t necessarily have to mean anything, as long as you’ve had a good time making it.