Just about anything local artist Lauri Lynnxe Murphy does is a-ok with me. Whether its making art, promoting art or teaching it, shes always in the drivers seat, full of purpose and brimming with creativity. And now shes offering a class so propelled by what drives her that I (and you, and anyone else within a hundred miles of here) would be crazy not to consider taking it. Murphy will lead Art From Anything: The Fundamentals of Collage, a six-week class at the Art Students League of Denver that she says will cover everything from the history of the medium to modern techniques to the plethora of innovative materials on the market. Call it extreme scrapbooking for creative adults. My main philosophy for the class fits my whole philosophy about art, anyway, she says. That anything can be an art material, anything is fair game. This from a woman who once made a fur coat out of cut-up stuffed animals.
Art From Anything starts today and continues from 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday through March 11 at ASLD, 200 Grant Street. The fee is $168, plus $20 for all those newfangled materials. To register, call 303-778-6990, ext. 100; for more information, visit www.asld.org.
Dec. 18-Feb. 4, 2008