Lyn Belisle is a San Antonio mixed media artist and teacher who has a fabulous studio that she opens up for classes. Early on in my art journey, I started attending some of her 2 - 3 hour Sunday afternoon classes on topics such as collage composition, origami related projects, mixed media papers, dyeing and more. She is always generous with her expertise, resources and materials. Her studio is like a Cabinet of Curiosities, beautiful objects and artwork everywhere you look. She is super organized and stays on track, and you always walk away with a finished piece. Her classes introduced me to products I was unfamiliar with (like walnut ink, Inka gold, sari silk ribbon, and Citrasolv to name a few). She calls her studio " A Place of Creative Belonging" and even though I am often the youngest person in the room, I have always felt welcome and like I "belong."
On Sunday, I attended her 3 hour Indigo dyeing class and had a great time making art with a friendly group of ladies and came home with some pretty pieces of indigo dyed fabric and paper. Here are some photos from the workshop and of Lyn Belisle's Studio, A Place of Creative Belonging.