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Hillary Younglove

Hillary Younglove

Hillary Younglove

Hillary Younglove

Hillary Younglove

Instructor: Hillary Younglove

June 13–14, 2020 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels, no prior art experience necessary

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this class has been cancelled.

Exploring Personal History through images culled from our personal archives (family, friends, etc.). Re-visit and re-write the narrative from the perspective of Now. The process begins with selecting/printing images from your personal collection and re-arranging these fragments of your life to create an artful, tactile piece. You are encouraged to use images from your phone, old family photographs, letters, postcards, textiles, garments and journal entries. We will layer and embed these items onto a surface, while incorporating paint, photo transfers and mark making to imbue your imagery with personal symbolic meaning.

By the end of the workshop, this process will have produced a unique and highly personal artifact that represents your conscious and often subconscious rewriting of events and people in your life. The result will be a personal tapestry of your process in which the past emerges and mixes with the experience of a lifetime to create a tactile and layered piece of art, a lasting artifact condensed from your life journey.


HILLARY YOUNGLOVE has been teaching all ages for over 20 years. After teaching at UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley Extension programs and The San Francisco Academy of Art University she became a founding instructor at Sonoma Academy where she developed the arts program, and now serves as head of the Art Department. She is adept at a variety of techniques and media. Her personal work spans from alternative photography to puppet making to fresco and encaustic painting. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Atlantic Records, Essence Magazine and more. Hillary has exhibited nationally and internationally. She has a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design and an MA from New York University and studied at the International Center of Photography.

Artifact-A Photo Tapestry/Textbook (A book of work by students, ages 14-19.)

She is currently preparing work for an upcoming show called, Passages.

Visit Hillary Younglove's website

Current MAC Members: $216
Non-members: $240 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

Instructor materials fee: $35 (The instructor will provide the following: Vintage Life magazines, mulberry paper, inks, beeswax, tissue paper, sketchbook paper, decorative scissors, twine, fabric, cheesecloth, charcoal, micron pens, chip brushes, transfer paper, masking tape, sandpaper, cardboard, palette, tracing paper, wax paper, cutting mats)

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