Inspired by the Spirit of Place: A Mixed Media Workshop
Sewanee, TN 37375
Artist and teacher Lendon Noe invites you to join her in creating artwork that is designed to help us focus our attention on our most significant places. St. Mary’s Sewanee is just such a place.
The group will begin with some easy warmups creating little landscape studies with just black, white, gray and torn paper. Then participants will use a series of “creative prompts and constraints” to draw inspiration from the beautiful location of New Hope Bluff. As the workshop continues, individuals will create their own memories of place using techniques such as drawing, collage, frottage, and using text, stencils and stamps.
Lendon finds that creativity is enhanced by accepting a set of instructions or rules or limitations while developing a piece of work. She writes, “Think of it as a recipe! This process is a good one to adopt while traveling but can be useful in any situation. We travel to renew ourselves, to be surprised and amazed. But often, we come home with only a blur of memories. This project will help us avoid the blur, remember and make it personal!”
Lendon Hamilton Noe
Lendon Noe is a native of Jackson, Tennessee, where she was a Professor of Art at Lambuth University for 28 years. She maintains a studio and gallery at DCA/DCPR in Jackson and is partner and instructor with Silver Creek Workshops. She graduated from Rollins College in Florida, earning the BA in Art and English Literature. She studied in Denver at the Rocky Mountain School of Art and then returned to Tennessee and completed an MS in Art Education at UT Knoxville. She completed her MFA in Painting and Mixed Media at Vermont College. Noe’s work includes oil painting,original prints, mixed media, and installation. Her primary media are oil and graphite drawing pencil. For the last 15 years, her work has been focused on natural history. Her Tennessee natural history installation won a place in the Nashville Airport Flying Solo exhibition.