Build Your Own Dream Boat 

Date:  Friday, October 18th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm and Saturday, October 19th, 9:30 – 4:30 pm, 2024

Cost:   $165, plus tax, supplies included 

All ages, 12 and up, perfect parent/child activity.

If you are unable to register, the workshop may be full. Please email Karen to be placed on a waiting list. Karen@lightartspace.com

Cancellation Policy:
30 days or more: Full refund, minus a $25 service fee
29 days – 21 days: 75% minus $25 service fee
20 days – 14 days: 50% minus $25 service fee
13 days or less: non-refundable

Instructor: Kathleen Koopman
Location: Light Art Space
Phone: 520-240-7075
Address:  209 West Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061

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Build Your Own Dream Boat

Friday, October, 18th, 5 – 6:30 pm and Saturday 19th 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

$165, plus tax, All materials and tools provided.

Bring a lunch.

Taught by Kathleen Koopman

Using a variety of abundant recycled materials we will design and create a little dreamy sailboat. Discover the limitless possibilities of simple materials in your hands as they become vehicles for metaphor and exploration.

No experience is needed, just a willingness to play with materials and your imagination, experiment, and dream. Each participant will construct a little sailboat, using recycled materials: cardboard, paper (music and maps), fibers, twigs, twine, and personal found objects. Materials provided include vintage linens, shells, buttons, etc.; participants are encouraged to bring small objects, charms, maps, and symbols that express their personal boat-building intention. Think masts, booms, keels, lines, anchors, knots . . .Remember: anything can be an anchor! Anything can be a mast!

Artist/Teacher Kathleen Koopman’s work focuses on assemblage, combining found objects, rust, maps, music, and old photographs, to discover a narrative with memories and dreams intertwined, exploring metaphors that create ethereal, evocative, and provocative installations.

Part collector, part archeologist, and part researcher, Kathleen delights in the randomly found; she studies and researches, arranges and organizes, then displays and photographs, visually exploring their past and provenance. See her work at LightArtSpace in Silver City, NM.

After a career in book design and illustration, she taught art for twelve years; Kathleen is a recent transplant to Silver City, and is busy working in her studio called The Rusty Nest featuring years of amassed found objects and rust.